Distinctly Different


  • Aquatic Center

    212 West Washington Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-844-1515 (June-Aug.); 641-754-5715 (Sept.-May)


    The aquatic center has zero-depth entry, play water features for children, water slides, drop slide, diving board, 8 lap lanes and a lazy river. Concessions available. Call for hours and pricing.

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  • Disc Golf, Riverview Park

    402 Woodland Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    This 18-hole disc golf course is complete with concrete tee boxes, challenging holes and water hazards. Built in 2012, the course is sure to please all skill levels.

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  • Futsal Courts, West End Park

    220 North 13th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    Futsal is a form of soccer played with a smaller ball, on a smaller court and with five people to a team. Courts available on a first come-first serve basis unless there is a tournament. Reserve the courts for a tournament at marshalltownparkandrec.com.

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  • Green Castle Recreation Area

    2891 Green Castle Road, Gilman, Iowa 50106

    Phone: 641-754-5490


    Area features restored native prairies and is a designated wildlife refuge. Fishing, hiking, sand volleyball, a small bison herd and Trumpeter Swan exhibits plus an observatory. Lookout Shelter available for rent. Campgrounds coming soon.

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  • GrimesFarm & Conservation Center

    2359 233rd Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-5490


    An interpretive center with environmental educational displays.
    Nature Playscape The outdoor playscape is an ideal place for families to swing, crawl and experience nature. Enjoy a StoryWalk great way to encourage physical activity and reading. Observation Tower & Trails Hiking trails provide access to 160 acres of nature trails through forests, wetlands, prairies and crop fields. Climb a 30' observation tower, the highest elevation point of Grimes Farm.

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  • Heart of Iowa Nature Trail

    Phone: 641-752-5490


    25.8 miles on crushed stone, dirt, grass trail surfaces on the former Milwaukee Railroad from Rhodes to Slater forms this recreational trail corridor. Less than 4 miles from Melbourne and the western trail head for the Iowa 330/US 30 Trail.
  • Iowa 330/US 30 Trail


    11.1 miles of concrete trail surface between Grimes Farm and Melbourne. Trail provides a safe off-road alternative for bicyclists and pedestrians to the busy State Route 330 and even busier US 30. (This segment of trail is a part of the American Discovery Trail)
  • Iowa River Trail

    Phone: 641-752-5490


    The 34-mile trail will connect seven cities and two counties to the Iowa River Greenbelt and the Central Iowa Trail Network. 3 miles of paved trail extends from the trail head at Wilson Circle to Radio Tower Road. The trail is located in an area known for its scenic qualities and diverse wildlife habitat, scenic bluffs, wetlands and species usually found only in northeast Iowa.
  • Linn Creek Recreational Trail

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    This hard-surfaced linear trail is an 8-mile segment extending from Riverview Park to Grimes Farm. Ten trail heads along the route. Trail users can observe views of river bottom timberland and marshes, as well as prairie grasses and wildflowers. The Linn Creek Recreational Trail links up to the Iowa 330/US 30 Trail. (This segment of trail is a part of the American Discovery Trail).
  • Nicholson-Ford Woodland OHV Park

    2814 E Marion St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-751-5578


    This offroad park offers 120 acres of tight woods and river bottom trails, small hills and dry creek beds to explore. Property has a large and flat staging area, shelter house, men's & women's vaulted toilets, race course for motor cycles and tot tracks.

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  • Skate Park

    901 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    Consists of a half pipe, a quarter pipe with a bank ramp and grind rails to challenge the most skilled. The all-steel elements are available for both skateboards and bikes. A memorial bench and graffiti wall have been added. The park is open during daylight hours.

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