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FD Parks & Recreation Special Events

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In addition to providing several major youth and adult sports programs, FD Parks & Recreation is proud to provide various special events geared for the family.

  • FD Parks & Recreation hosts 2 state high school championship events, a National Junior College Cross Country meet, and a one-of-kind car cruise show.  These events alone bring in 45,000 people to Fort Dodge each year; creating over $5,000,000 in economic impact to the area.
  • The Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex hosts tournaments and league play for softball, baseball, and soccer throughout the spring, summer, and fall months.
  • The historic Oleson Park Band Shell, built as a WPA project in the 1930's, is one of FD Parks & Recreation's most unique features.  This beautifully built structure plays host every summer to the Karl King Municipal Band and a variety of other concerts.


Special Events Include:

  • IGHSAU State Softball Championships
  • Iowa Girls & Boys State High School Cross Country
  • Skydiving Couch Freak Boogie
  • Harlan Rogers Tournaments
  • Free outdoor movies at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex
  • Bicycle Rides/Races
  • Band Shell Events
  • Fun Runs and Road Races
  • Zoo Events
  • Basketball Tournaments
  • Tennis and Golf Tournaments
  • Family Events
  • Community Celebrations
  • Happy Trails (Park clean up)

Contact Information

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819 1st S Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-4551
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    Monday - Friday
    8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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