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Parks Department

The Parks department ensures that the park and recreation facilities of the City are properly developed and maintained.  The Parks employees install and take care of equipment and grounds used by City residents and visitors.  City trails are also maintained by this department.

The Parks department operates under the advisory direction of the City Parks and Recreation Board.  Spirit Lake has many family-friendly city parks;  within Dickinson County are some of the most attractive State and local parks in the State of Iowa.

Located throughout the Lake Okoboji and Spirit Lake area, several Iowa parks offer travelers and residents alike places to picnic, fish and camp, and includes boat launch areas, beaches, playgrounds and other things that outdoor enthusiast would want.

City Parks

Bob Allen Park
25th and Sunner ave.
This neighborhood park is the City's newest park. Playground Equipment, sand play area, benches and easy access to the bike trail.

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Kiwanis Park
1100 23rd Street
1 acre
Shelter house, trail system, playground equipment, grills, park benches, picnic tables, bicycle rack, handicap-accessible restrooms.
Gilbert Park
601 Hill Avenue
5 acres
Shelter house, walking trail, 2 floating docks, approximately 500 feet of shoreline along East Lake Okoboji,  basketball court, playground equipment, park benches, picnic tables, grills, handicap-accessible restrooms.

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Memorial Park
300 Lake Street
10 acres
Memorial Park was renovated in 2012. It has 2 shelters, a splash pad, walking path and bike trail. The park has 1,500 feet of shoreline of East Lake Okoboji, pedestrian underpass, horseshoe court, playground equipment, 2 handicap-accessible piers, 2 fishing/boat docks, park benches, picnic tables, grills, and accessible restrooms.

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Isthmus Park
115 Hill Avenue
5 acres
Approximately 1,000 feet of shoreline of Upper East Lake Okoboji, boardwalk, 2 floating docks, canoe ramp, walking trail, RV dump, picnic tables, grills, handicap-accessible restrooms, and fishing piers.

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Johnny Jahn Park
2500 Center Lake Drive
3 acres
Shelter house, picnic tables, playground equipment, ball field, restrooms.

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Little League Park
2600 Erie Avenue
10 acres
Shelter house, 3 ball diamonds, 6 tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic tables, handicap-accessible restrooms.

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Trail System
10 miles
Walking and bicycling trail through city of Spirit Lake: 2 trail heads, 4 fishing piers, 3 restrooms along the trail system, 1 pedestrian underpass. Connects to over 100 miles of trails in Dickinson County. Urban and rural sections with beautiful natural scenery of lakes, wetlands and prairie.
Spirit Lake Pump House
1 acre
140 feet of shoreline along south shore of Big Spirit Lake, largest natural lake in Iowa, sandy beach, park benches, trail system. The Spirit Lake Protective Association has provided a public dock facility for boaters to access the area.

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Center Lake
Public Access

1/2 acre
50 feet of shoreline on Center Lake, picnic tables.


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