Parks & Trails

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Park Rules & Regulations

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

  • Please drive only on established roadways. No parking on the 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 utilizing the dog waste bags available in our parks.
  • 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.

Fort Dodge City Parks - Click Here for Interactive Map

Fort Dodge City Parks - Click Here for Park Inventory

Public Trail Information - What you will see:

  • Information kiosk panels will be located at 4 different trailheads throughout the city/county trail system that includes system-wide trail maps and site-specific information both historical and modern-day pieces
  • Information panels will be located at 7 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

Public Hike & Bike Trails (2019) - Click Here for Trail Map

There will be no cash refund for any reason. Account credit will be applied for a time not exceeding two years from the original purchase date. 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, Parks and Forestry Superintendent
Citizens Central (more)
617 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
  • Phone: (515) 576-7237
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm

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