Parks & Trails

Parks

Marshalltown Parks and Recreation oversees the care and management of approximately 200 acres of parks and open space. Marshalltown features 22 parks and recreation areas.   The Parks & Recreation Department is also responsible for the Riverview Park Campground, inspection and removal of terrace trees, and park flowerbeds through our Adopt-A-Bed program. Park maintenance is an ongoing - year-round job. During winter months parks staff remove snow on city sidewalks and bridges while mowing city parks in the summer.   We encourage people to join our Adopt-A-Park program by helping to pick up trash and branches in neighborhood parks. 

View a printable list of parks, locations, trails and features here

Currently the Nicholson Ford OHV Park is not usable until further notice. Contact the Parks & Recreation office for information at precoffice@marshalltown-ia.gov or (641) 754-5715.

ParksAddressesAcresBall Diamond Basketball court Open Air Shelter Playground Rental BuildingSoccer Field Tennis courts Toilet FacilitiesTrail Access or Path Volleyball Court
Anson Park917 S 4th Avenue10.31
421

1

Arnold Park701 W Linn Street1.06
1
1





Bicentennial Park507 Grandview Drive19.19
111





BPW Park407 Marion Street0.73


1
1



Elk Park516 N 3rd Street1.23
111





Glenwood Park2601 S 6th Street8.2







1
Goldfinch Park310 W Merle Hibbs Blvd.13.54







1
Jaycees Park1401 Rolling Meadows1.34

11





Judge Park1203 S 12th Street7.1

1




1
Kiwanis Park2206 S 3rd Avenue6.32
1111




Lawrence Park102 N 22nd Street0.2
1
1





MEGA 10 Park802 S 6th Street14.23

31


11
Morris Park (off trail)1501 Clinton Street11.9







1
Nicholson-Ford/OHV2814 E Marion Street.36.7







1
Optimist Park305 S 18th Avenue 1.03

11





Peterson Park 1503 Woodbury Street2.2


1



1
Rice Grass Nature Area18th Avenue & Hwy 3027









Riverview Park401 Woodland Street93.6
1333
2311
Skatepark 901 S 6th Street2







1
Softball Complex901 S 6th Street39.23
42



1
Timber Creek Park609 E Southridge12.9

21


11
Turtle Park1008 E High Street1.44

11





West End Park220 N 13th Street4.21
11
3
1


Trails

Linn Creek Recreational Trail

The Linn Creek Recreational Trail is a 8-mile segment of a 17-mile hard-surfaced linear trail extending from Riverview Park to the town of Melbourne. The trail and several short loops link areas that provide a variety of outdoor diversions: camping at Riverview Park, the Nicholson-Ford Wetlands and OHV Park, the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center, adult softball and Little League diamonds, playgrounds and picnic areas. Trail users can observe views of river bottom timberland and marshes, as well as prairie grasses and wildflowers.

This trail is a collaborative project of the City of Marshalltown, Marshall County Conservation, and Region Six Planning Commission.

Iowa River's Edge Trail

The 34 mile Iowa River Trail will connect seven cities and two counties to the Iowa River Greenbelt and the Central Iowa Trail Network. The trail is located in an area known for its scenic qualities and diverse wildlife habitat, possessing scenic bluffs, wetlands and species usually found only in northeast Iowa. The Hardin County Board of Supervisors Trail Commission and non-profit TRAILS, Inc. in Marshall County jointly oversee trail development, operations and maintenance efforts.

Winter Policy

The Recreational Trail is cleared of snow from 12th - 18th Avenue and from Center Street to 12th Street. Snow is not cleared around Timber Creek Pond, Goldfinch Pond or Glenwood Pond.

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