Parks and Recreation Mission: To develop and promote recreational opportunities and to maintain and preserve parklands and facilities for the community.
The Parks and Recreation Department's purpose is to provide leisure time opportunities that are affordable to all area residents. The area served reaches beyond the city limits and includes most of Marshall County. There is a Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee appointed by the Mayor that meets monthly. Applications for appointment to this board are found on the website under Resources/City Clerk/Board-Commission Applications.
The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of recreational activities for youth (such as----volleyball, basketball, tiny tot sports, art classes, golf and tennis lessons, tumbling, and various sport camps); adults (organized leagues such as slowpitch, kickball, basketball, flag football and tennis leagues). Camp Marshalltown, a special needs day program, and All STARS Summer Blast Day Camp are also offered. This department is in charge of renting park facilities, the Coliseum and the Aquatic Center. During the summer months various activities are offered at the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center, such as Splash Dances for youth entering grades 5-9, Adult Tot Swim, and Adult Water Walking and Lap Swimming. This department also oversees the renting of Riverview Park Campground.
The Parks Division is responsible for maintenance of all parks and parks buildings, softball complex, playgrounds, campground, the Aquatic Center, bike trail, tennis courts and Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This department is also responsible for inspection and removal of terrace trees and maintenance of the levee system. During winter months they are responsible for snow removal on city sidewalk areas and bridges. During the spring-fall months they mow city-lawns and perform litter removal in various areas of the city.
Parks and Recreation Dept.
10 W. State St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Office hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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