The Peninsula of Iowa City is formed by an oxbow of the Iowa River. It has scenic vistas in all directions from the hilltop, which was once the site of a small farm. The site has a gently rolling topography, and is edged by green spaces that include ravines with mature stands of trees. The woodlands slope slowly down to a grassy park which contains the City wellfield. Ravines along the Iowa River define the eastern and western boundaries, while the Elks Golf Course abuts to the north and east. In a visionary public/private partnership, the City purchased the land, established the open space park, commissioned the plan, and is now working with developers to create the neighborhood.