Parks & Trails

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 ext 3.

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!

Click here to view map of Public hike & Bike Trails (2019)

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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