Berkley Bedell State Pier dedication

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Photos by Seth Boyes

Beatification efforts had been in full swing at the State Pier in Arnolds Park for some time, but the project was capped off Saturday with a ceremony renaming the pier after Lakes Area icon Berkley Bedell. Bedell passed away in early December, and organizers with the beautification group Imagine Iowa Great Lakes shifted gears soon after to rename the pier in his honor. A crowd gathered to hear from organizers and local officials as they cut a ribbon Saturday at what will now be known as the Berkley Bedell State Pier.