CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids City Council has approved a mini-golf course to bring more revenue to the city.
Parks and Recreation Director Scott Hock told KWWL on Monday that this is part of an effort to generate more revenue from the cities golf course system. They currently manage four courses including Twin Pines, Jones, Ellis, and Gardner.
The project is estimated to cost $560,000. Contracting bids for the project are due by August 5. The course would include 18 holes and would ADA accessible. Hock estimates yearly net revenue to be around $169,000.
It's estimated the current golf system had a deficit of about $170,000 in fiscal year 2020.
However, they say the courses have been very popular this summer, even with Jones closed for flooding.