Prairie City Parks and Recreation Department

Within Prairie City’s 1.2 square miles, the city’s Public Works and Parks and Recreation Department operate and maintain four public parks plus numerous ball diamonds and courts, including two regulation tennis courts that are lighted for nighttime use. Recreational spaces include:

Entryway Park Location: Off the Highway 163 exit Amenities: Bison sculpture, native prairie, rain garden, walking paths, picnic tables, and restrooms












Garden Square (Hosts the annual Prairie Days Celebration) Location: Downtown Amenities: Bandstand, veteran’s memorial, picnic tables, and benches

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Community Park Location: Intersection of S. State Street and E. Second Street Amenities: Playground, disc golf, Community Building, and two open shelters













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Prairie City Recreational Complex Location: Southwest edge of town on W. Ashtyn Lane Amenities: Playground, four baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, one-mile walking trail/bike path, and fishing pond






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Reservations If you are interested in reserving the Community Building, located at 503 S State Street, or an open shelter, contact City Hall at 515-994-2649. See rates below:

  • Shelters: $25/day
  • Community Building: $100/day (kitchen included) or $75 (kitchen not included), plus a refundable $50 deposit

To make reservations for the Prairie City Recreational Complex, please contact

Click here for rental information.

Recreational Opportunities Prairie City sponsors many programs and events throughout the year to encourage residents to get outside, stay active, and take advantage of the resources available to them within Prairie City. These include:

  • Summer Recreational Program for local childrenfishing 2
  • Softball League
  • Tennis League
  • Kickball Tournament
  • Prairie Days Fun Run
  • Public Paddle Nights at the Recreational Complex
  • Family Fishing Fun Night at the Recreational Complex

public paddle   For more information about these programs and events, contact our Scheduling Coordinator, Kim Parker at 515-975-8994 or by email at, or our Summer Rec Director, Jen Turner at 507-236-7558 or by email at