Marion County, Iowa City Parks listed by community. List includes parks in Knoxville, Pella and Pleasantville, Iowa. Come relax, play, have a picnic or just enjoy nature in our beautiful city parks.

  Marion County, Iowa - City Parks

Marion County, Iowa has many city parks where you can relax, play, have a picnic, enjoy nature, or have a get together with family and friends. We welcome you to visit our city parks and enjoy a little of our Iowa hospitality!

~ Knoxville ~ Pella ~ Pleasantville ~

City of Knoxville

Auld Park
North of Square on 2nd Street
Large wooden playground, covered pavilions, picnic tables, and baseball field.
Knoxville Skate and BMX Park
West Madison Street across from Knoxville High School
State of the art ramps for bikes, skates, and boards. Covered shelter, picnic tables, and spectator seating. Largest skate park in Iowa.
Young’s Park
North Lincoln Street next to Veteran’s Administration Hospital
Tennis courts, softball field, soccer field, and basketball court.
City of Pella
Reservations – Community Services Office (641) 628-4571
Big Rock Park
Northwest corner of Pella at end of Big Rock Road
83-acre natural park. One shelter house with picnic tables and fire ring.
Brinkhoff Park
West edge of Pella on Washington Street
Picnic tables, windmill, and flowerbeds.
Brook Circle Park
One mile southwest of Pella off of Idaho Drive
One shelter house and playground equipment.
Caldwell Park
Southeast part of Pella between University and Huber Streets
One softball field, one baseball/softball field, two basketball courts, one sand volleyball court, playground equipment, picnic tables and grills, outdoor swimming pool with wading pool, shelter house with restrooms and picnic tables, green space for soccer or Frisbee, small pond for winter ice skating, eight tennis courts, and skate park. All facilities have lights.
Central Park
City Square
Tulip beds, trees, cannon, Tulip Toren (Tower), 1900’s fountain, Civil War statue, sundial, and windmill. Windmill is information booth April-October. Band concerts at Tulip Toren in June and July.
Kiwanis Park
˝ block South of Maple Street, off Orchard Street
Shelter house, picnic tables, playground equipment, and basketball court. Four fenced tennis courts (contact Pella Christian High School about public use).
Lions Park
Idaho Drive in Bos Landen Development
Picnic tables and playground equipment.
Rotary Park
Intersection of Columbus Street and East 3rd
Shelter house, baseball field, basketball court, and playground equipment.
South Park
Corner of Main Street and Oskaloosa Street
Two shelter houses and playground equipment.
Sunken Gardens Park
Two blocks North of square on Main Street.
Sunken pond in the shape of wooden shoe, tulip beds, and windmill. Ice skating in the winter.
Volksweg Trailhead Park
West 5th Street and University Street
Starting point for bicycle trail, three picnic tables.
West Market Park
Two blocks west of square on Franklin Street.
Three shelter houses, picnic tables, restroom facilities, and large wooden playground.

City of Pleasantville

City Square Park
Located in the center of the downtown business district.
Park benches under shade trees. Veterans Memorial Monument and the Pleasantville Fire and Curfew Bell. Annual plantings by the Pleasantville Garden Club.

Shadle Park
Located West on Jones Street.
A log cabin shelter with a fireplace, picnic tables, and running water available for rent. An additional covered shelter, playground equipment overlooking the park pond. Lighted basketball and tennis courts, and restroom facilities.

Gladys Black Memorial Garden
Located in the Cora Shadle Park.
A garden dedicated to nature in general and birds in particular as a reminder of the contributions and accomplishments of Gladys Black. Includes bird houses and feeders, a nature trail, a butterfly garden, and an aquatic garden.


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