Citizen's Central

Citizen's Central--A Community Center operated through Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation & Forestry which offers activities for adults on weekdays, as well as opportunities for all ages through special events and rental opportunities.
Citizen's Central is located at 617 Central Avenue
Citizen's Central offers something for everyone including: social activities, games, parties, billiards, adult information events, fitness equipment and classes, monthly movies and tablets with wifi.  For a complete monthly schedule of events stop at the Front Desk or check out our Facebook Page: Citizen's Central
Lunch is provided through a Congregate Meal Program for a suggested donation of $4.25-$6.75 for those 60+.  Diners under age 60 are welcome to dine with us for a cost of $8.10. Advance reservations are necessary and must be made by NOON the day prior to when you plan to dine with us.

Check out the menu in The Fort Dodge Messenger Lifestyle section on Sundays.

Citizen's Central Annual User Fee (55+): $40.00.  A complimentary parking pass is included with the User Fee.

Daily Fee: $3.00

Citizen's Central is also available for private events.  Rooms available for rent include a large dining room with a full kitchen, or a gathering room with a large projection television system. 

Call 573-3429 for information on Citizen's Central or stop anytime Mon-Fri 9:00-4:30 for a tour.

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.


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Kim Evans, Program Supervisor
617 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Fax: (515) 573-8677
  • Phone: (515) 573-3429
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    9:00am - 4:30pm

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