Parks & Trails

Oleson Park Celebration
Park Rules & Regulations

The parks are open from sunrise to 10:30pm every day. We need your help to keep our parks safe and enjoyable for all....so please keep the following in mind when using your parks:

  • Please drive only on established roadways. No parking on grass.
  • Fires are only allowed in designated areas.
  • No dogs shall run at large in any city park. Leashes of no more than 6 feet should be used. Please pick up after your pet!
  • Please respect trees, shrubs and plants in all parks.
  • Please remove all litter and trash when you leave the park.
  • No green dumping in the parks. Green dumping includes leaves, brush, grass clippings and limbs.
  • Please report acts of vandalism to police or FD Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 515-576-7237.

Click here for an interactive map of Fort Dodge City Parks

Public Trails

  • Information kiosk panels will be located at 4 different trailheads throughout the city/county trail system that will include system wide trail maps and site specific information both historical and modern day pieces.
  • Information panels will be located at 7 different points along the trail network highlighting the site specific information and trail loop.
  • Trail markers will be located every ½ mile within the trail system with 911 emergency locations.
  • Directional markers will also be located at trail intersections to assist bikers and walkers to community destinations.
  • Addition of trail art coming in 2016!

Click here to view map of Public Trails (2016)

There will be no cash refund for any reason. Account credit will be applied for a time not exceeding two years from the date of original purchase. All services or merchandise sold by the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department is sold as is without any guarantee. By making a purchase with the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department, you are confirming that you have read and understand our no cash refund policy.

Contact Us

Kevin Lunn, City Forester
City Hall (more)
819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
  • Phone: (515) 576-7237
  • Fax: (515) 573-5751
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    1:00pm - 5:00pm

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