See & Do

Recreation

Getting away from it all is easy to do in the Red Rock Area. Hiking and biking trails take you along the serenity of the winding Des Moines River. Let your worries drift away as you boat on Lake Red Rock. Pass the time of day fishing for bluegill, crappie or bass. Hunt for everything from pheasant to mushrooms. Take a swing at one of our golf courses. Gather the family for bowling, disc golf or soccer. There’s something for everyone; making the area perfect for family outings and weekend getaways.

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Bussey

  • Bussey Park

  • Bussey Town Park
  • Bussey
  • 641.944.5532

2 Reservable Open Shelters
Picnic Tables
Playground
Restrooms
Basketball
Ball Field
Horse shoe area

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All Year

Knoxville

  • Anytime Fitness

  • 209 West Marion
  • Knoxville
  • 641.842.2447
  • Website

Come enjoy our welcoming atmosphere and 24/7 availability.

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Open 24 hours.  Drop-ins during staffed hours only.

  • Auld Park

  • 3rd Street & Douglas Street
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.0550
  • Website

1 Reservable Enclosed Shelter
2 Reservable Open Shelters
Ball Fields
Basketball
Playground
Picnic Tables
Restrooms

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All Year

Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden
  • Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden

  • 1002 South Lincoln
  • Knoxville
  • 641.842.3410

1 Reservable Open Shelter
10 acres

  • Knoxville Recreation Center

  • 800 South Park Lane
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.0580
  • Website

Fitness facility that includes a gymnasium, racquetball court, strength training room, cardio room, studio cycling, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and fitness classes.

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Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

  • Knoxville Recreation Center Pool

  • 800 South Park Lane
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.0580
  • Website

The Indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool are located at the Knoxville Recreation Center.

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Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Knoxville Skate & BMX Park
  • Knoxville Skate & BMX Park

  • 1812 West Madison Street
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.0550
  • Website

One of the largest outdoors skate parks in Iowa.  Located near the Knoxville Community High School.

Marion County Park
  • Marion County Park

  • 306 Willetts Drive
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.2214
  • Website

4 Reserveable Open Shelters

Historical Village
Picnic Tables
Restrooms
Boat Ramp
Playground
Fishing – Pond
Volley ball
Ball Fields
Basketball Court
Horse Shoe Pit
Sledding
Cross Country Skiing
115 Acres

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April-October

Marion County Park & Fishing Pond
  • Marion County Park & Fishing Pond

  • 306 Willetts Drive
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.2214

This 7-acre fishing pond is located near camping at Marion County Park.

  • Pine Knolls Country Club

  • 1202 South Attica Road
  • Knoxville
  • 641.842.3730
  • Website

This lovely semi-private 9-hole golf course is located in southeast Knoxville.

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Open 7 days a week from March-October.

  • Skate Pit

  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville
  • 641.842.6471

Roller skating rink located near the Knoxville Raceway.

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October - May                             Fridays 7 p.m.-9 p.m.                            

  • Youngs Park

  • North Highway 14
  • Knoxville
  • 641.828.0550
  • Website

1 Nonreservable Open Shelter
Ball Fields
Basketball
Playground
Restrooms
Tennis

Handicapped accessible playground

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All Year

Lake Red Rock

  • Cordova

  • 1378 Hwy G-28
  • Otley, IA 50214
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Elk Rock East

  • 811 146th Ave
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.842.6008
  • Elk Rock East

  • 811 146th Ave
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.842.6008
  • Howell Station

  • 1081 198th Place
  • Pella, IA 50219
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • 641.628.8690

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located on the river below the dam

  • Red Rock Marina

  • 1768 Hwy G-28
  • Pella, IA 50219
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
Roberts Creek Disc Golf Course
  • Roberts Creek Disc Golf Course

  • Roberts Creek Park
  • 1617 Fillmore Drive, Otley
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.627.5507

9-hole disc golf course through wooded timbers of Roberts Creek Park. 

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Year Around

  • Roberts Creek East

  • 1601 Fillmore Dr
  • Otley, IA 50214
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.627.5507

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open during high water

  • Roberts Creek West

  • 1545 Hwy G28
  • Otley, IA 50214
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.627.5507

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closed at 775' or over

  • South Overlook

  • 1105 Hwy T-15
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • 641.628.8690
  • Wallashuck

  • 890 190th Ave
  • Pella, IA 50219
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website

Melcher-Dallas

Melcher-Dallas Park
  • Melcher-Dallas Park

  • Main Street & Center Street
  • Melcher-Dallas
  • 641.947.6501
  • Website

1 Non-Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Restrooms
Playground
Volleyball
Tennis
Basketball Court

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Hours

All Year

Pella

A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex and Ron Schipper Fitness Center-Central College
  • A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex and Ron Schipper Fitness Center-Central College

  • Central College Campus
  • Pella
  • 641.628.5131
  • Website

The Fitness Center has a 7,200 sq. ft. multi-purpose room for exercise classes.  The Athletic Complex is one of the top collegiate facilities in the region.

The A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex includes Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium; the baseball and softball game fields, football and men's soccer practice fields, tennis courts and the soccer competition field and women' soccer practice field. Includes Kuyper Fieldhouse, the Ron Schipper Fitness Center, the Ryerson Golf Range, the campus cross country course, the disc golf course, and the campus intramural softball diamonds and playing fields.

  • Anytime Fitness

  • 819 Broadway Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.3488
  • Website

You can rely on our 24/7 availability and superior service to get results

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Open 24 hours.  Drop-ins during staffed hours only.

Staff hours 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Big Rock Park

  • Northwest corner of Pella, at the End of Big Rock Road
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Shelter
Nature Trail
Birding Area
Picnic Tables
83 Acres

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All Year

Big Rock Park Trail
  • Big Rock Park Trail

  • Big Rock Park
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

Enjoyed by hikers, joggers, cross-country skiers and nature lovers alike, the park is located in the northwest corner of Pella at the end of Big Rock Road.  It has remained in its natural state as much as possible.  Information signs guide you through the maze of trails to get you to the Big Rock itself.

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Outdoors.

Bos Landen Golf Resort
  • Bos Landen Golf Resort

  • 2411 Bos Landen Drive
  • Pella
  • 641.204.0165
  • Website

Championship 18 hole public golf course that caters to players of all skill levels. 

Course Length:  5,155-6,932
Par:  72
Driving range, cart/club rentals and club house

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7 a.m. - Dark (every day)

Brinkhoff Park
  • Brinkhoff Park

  • 1300 Washington Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

Flowers
Picnic Tables
2 Acres

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All Year

  • Brook Circle Park

  • Brook Circle Drive
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Open Shelter
Playground
Picnic Tables

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All Year

  • Caldwell Park

  • University & Huber Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Restrooms
Playground
Skate Park
Ball Fields
Basketball Court
Tennis
Soccer Field
Fishing- Pond
Cross Country Skiing
15 Acres

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All Year

Central Park
  • Central Park

  • Main & Franklin Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

Flower gardens
Tulip Toren
Information Windmill
4 Acres

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All Year

  • Jaycee Park

  • North Broadway Street
  • Pella

1 Non-Reservable Open Shelter

  • Kiwanis Park

  • Maple & Orchard Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Playground
Basketball Court
Tennis
Green space for baseball, softball or soccer
4 Acres

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All Year

  • Lions Park

  • Idaho Drive & Bos Landen Drive
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Playground
1 Acre

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All Year

Pella Aquatics Center
  • Pella Aquatics Center

  • 602 East 8th Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.1882
  • Website

Indoor and outdoor facilities.  Indoor pool is a 6-lane 25-meter facility.  The Aquatic Center is outdoors with various features and slides.

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Indoor pool open year round.

Outdoor pool open Memorial Day-Labor Day

Hours found in the program guide on the City of Pella website

  • Pella Community Services

  • 712 Union Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

Gym and recreational classes.

Pella Excit-A-Bowl
  • Pella Excit-A-Bowl

  • 204 SE 9th Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.3010
  • Website

14-lane bowling alley with cosmic bowling available.

Cosmic bowling Friday and Saturday evenings

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Sept. - April; Tues. 3 - 9, Wed. 9 AM - 9 PM, Friday & Sat. Noon - 11 PM

May - Aug; Friday and Saturday Noon - 9 PM

  • Pella Fieldhouse & Event Center

  • 405 Truman Road
  • Pella
  • 641.780.2330
  • Website

17,000 feet of turf for sporting activities, wedding receptions and corporate events.

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Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Pella Golf & Country Club

  • 600 Elm Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4564
  • Website

This is a pleasant 9-hole course located in north Pella.

Par:  36
Club/cart rental available.

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April-November depending on daylight hours

Pella Soccer Complex
  • Pella Soccer Complex

  • South of Neil Drive
  • 907 218th Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

The facility includes 6 soccer fields.

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Hours

April-June
and
August-October
Open only during the soccer season.

PRC Health & Fitness
  • PRC Health & Fitness

  • 308 SE 9th Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4622
  • Website

Premier fitness facility with weight room, cardio loft, basketball courts, childcare, chiropractor, massage therapist and group fitness classes. 

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Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.

  • Rotary Park

  • Columbus & East 3rd Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Playground
Ball Field
Basketball Court
2 Acres

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All Year

Scholte House Gardens
  • Scholte House Gardens

  • 728 Washington Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.3684
  • Website

The gardens have two lovely sculptures and many blooms to enjoy.

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All Year

  • South Park

  • Main & Huber
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

1 Reservable Open Shelter
1 Non-Reservable Open Shelter
Playground
Picnic Tables
3 Acres

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  • Sports Park

  • 393 Baseline Dr.
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

5 lighted baseball / softball fields, multi purpose green space, restrooms, playgrounds

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Open Dusk - Dawn. Closed during winter months

Sunken Gardens Park
  • Sunken Gardens Park

  • 1100 Block of Main Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

Flowers
Wooden Shoe Shaped Pond
3 Acres

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West Market Park
  • West Market Park

  • Franklin & West 2nd Street
  • Pella
  • 641.628.4571
  • Website

3 Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Restrooms
Playground
Butterfly Garden
4 Acres

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All Year

Pleasantville

Cora Shadle Park
  • Cora Shadle Park

  • 704 West Jones Street
  • Pleasantville
  • 515.848.3316
  • Website

1 Reservable Enclosed Shelter
1 Non-Reservable Open Shelter
Picnic Tables
Restrooms
Playground
Paved Trail
Fishing-Pond
Ball Fields
Tennis
Soccer Fields
Horse Shoe Pit
9 Acres

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All Year

Gladys Black Memorial Garden and Chimney Swift Tower
  • Gladys Black Memorial Garden and Chimney Swift Tower

  • Cora Shadle Park, Pleasantville
  • W. Jones St.
  • Pleasantville
  • 515.848.3316
  • Website

This beautiful little garden with a 20-foot chimney swift tower and shelter as a focal point serves to honor Gladys Black.  She was known as the Bird Lady of Iowa and noted conservationist.

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Open all year, outdoors

Joseph Stubbs Memorial Trail
  • Joseph Stubbs Memorial Trail

  • Cora Shadle Park
  • W. Jones St.
  • Pleasantville
  • 515.848.3316
  • Website

This new trail in Pleasantville travels around town and links to recreation areas. 

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Outdoors.  Paved trail.

  • Pleasantville Gof & Country Club Pool

  • 957 Highway 5
  • Pleasantville
  • 515.848.5716
  • Website

This outdoor swimming pool is located at the Pleasantville Golf & Country Club.

Pleasantville Golf & Country Club
  • Pleasantville Golf & Country Club

  • 957 Highway 5
  • Pleasantville
  • 515.848.5716
  • Website

Semi private 9-hole golf course.  Obstacles include water, sand and matured trees; offer a challenge to golfers of any skill level.  Course also has outdoor swimming pool and Bar & Grill.  Located just 25 minutes southeast of the Des Moines Metro area.

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Summer 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closed after 12 p.m. on Wednesday for league)
Fall & Spring 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rural Marion County

  • Bauer Park

  • Located just off of G-76 West of Melcher-Dallas
  • Rural Marion County
  • 641.828.2213

Fishing pond
13 Acres

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All Year

  • Bensink Farms Hunting Preserve

  • 798 Highway G-40, Pleasantville
  • Rural Marion County
  • 641.891.3026

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September 1 - March 31, 8 a.m.-Sunset

Lake Prairie Hunting Preserve
  • Lake Prairie Hunting Preserve

  • 645 Highway T-14, Pella
  • Rural Marion County
  • 641.628.2572

Pheasant, quail and chukar hunting.  Also available is sporting clays and rustic lodge.  Trained hunting dogs and kennel services are available to participants.

  • Wilcox Wildlife Area

  • Highway T-17
  • Rural Marion County
  • 641.828.2213

Fishing-Pond
Hunting Area
400 Acres

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