Distinctly Different


  • Disc Golf

    402 Woodland Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    (inside Riverview Park)
    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

    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.

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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. Hike to the highest elevation point of Grimes Farm: 30’ observation tower.

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  • Linn Creek Greenbelt Parkway

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    This hard-surfaced linear trail with several loops. Trailheads are Riverview Park, Peterson Park, Judge Park, Nicholson Ford Woodland/Wetland/Iowa River, Lennox Park and Mega 10.
    The Linn Creek trail is a segment of the following trails.

    American Discovery Trail
    Stretching across more than 6,800 miles and 15 states, the ADT is the only coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail linking communities, cities, parks and wilderness.

    Heart of Iowa Nature Trail
    A cooperative effort of the Story and Marshall County Conservation Boards, this 32-mile segment of the former Milwaukee railroad from Slater to Melbourne forms the basis for a recreational trail corridor.

    Highway 330 Trail
    The 9 mile segment was constructed to connect the Linn Creek Greenbelt Parkway from Grimes Farm to Melbourne which connects to the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail and is a part of the American Discovery Trail.

  • Marshalltown Family 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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  • Nicholson Ford Woodland

    2814 E Marion St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-751-4919


    This is a 110-acre park with approximately 20 miles of tight, riverbottom, wooded trails.

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  • Skate Park

    901 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    Consists of a half pipe and a quarter pipe with a bank ramp. The all-steel elements are available for both skateboards and bikes. The park is open during daylight hours. A citizens committee is working to raise funds to add features to the park.

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