Prairie City Parks and Recreation Department

Within Prairie City’s 1.5 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, which are lighted for nighttime use as well. Rental information is below. 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).

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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, concession stand (open weather permitting), one-mile walking/biking path connected to the Red Rock Prairie Trail, and fishing pond.

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

  • 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).

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:

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  • Softball League
  • Tennis League
  • Kickball Tournament
  • Prairie Days Fun Run
  • Family Fishing Fun Night at the Recreational Complex

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