Prairie City Parks and Recreation Department

Within Prairie City’s city limits, the city’s Public Works and Parks and Recreation Department operate and maintain four public parks plus numerous ball diamonds and courts, including regulation tennis courts, which are lighted for nighttime use as well.

Rental information can be found by scrolling below.

For more information about these programs and events, you can contact the Parks and Rec Director at or City Hall at 515-994-2649.

The City’s recreational spaces include:

Entryway Park Location: Off the Highway 163 exit    Amenities: Bison sculpture, native prairie, rain garden, walking paths, picnic tables, and restrooms (open weather permitting).



Garden Square (Hosts the annual Prairie Days Celebration) Location: Downtown at 103 N Marshall St   Amenities: Bandstand, veteran’s memorial, picnic tables, and benches.

Garden square 1

Community Park Location: 503 S. State Street   Amenities: Community Building, two open shelters, playground and disc golf.



community park swings

community park shelter

Prairie City Recreational Complex Location: Southwest edge of town on W. Ashtyn Lane Amenities: Playground, four baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, concession stand (open weather permitting), one-mile walking/biking path connected to the Red Rock Prairie Trail, and fishing pond.

bridge  baseball1       soccer picture 2 

jungle gym


If you are interested in reserving the Community Building, located at 503 S State Street, an open shelter or Garden Square, contact City Hall at 515-994-2649 or visit the RecDesk. Current rates:

  • Open Shelters: $25/day
  • Community Building: $100/day (without alcohol) or $150/day (if serving alcohol).
  • Garden Square: $150/day (without alcohol) or $250/day (if serving alcohol).

The community facilities above may be rented by local nonprofit organizations for free. A non-local nonprofit organization may be rented for half price fee.

To make reservations for the Prairie City Recreational Complex, please contact Park and Rec or visit the RecDesk reservation website.

Click here for rental contracts and rules information.

Click here for rental fee schedule 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
  • Family Fishing Fun Night at the Recreational Complex

public paddle

The City of Prairie City, Iowa prohibits discrimination and/or the exclusion of individuals from its municipal facilities, programs, activities, and services based on the individual person’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income status, sexual orientation or limited English proficiency. The City affirms its commitment to providing meaningful opportunities and access to municipal facilities, programs, activities, and services in an effort to comply with all laws including: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.