Park Facilities

City Park

Consists of 76 acres and features 3 beautiful limestone shelter houses; play equipment; restrooms; picnic areas; campground; sand volleyball court; hedge maze; Cutler-Donahue Covered Bridge; Clark Tower; and other historical sites to see. Regular park hours are: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. City Park begins normal spring operation (water turned on, tower road open, shelter use, picnic tables etc.) in early April. The road to Clark Tower closes each night at sunset. Reservation policies for shelter houses and camping are included in this brochure. The entrance to City Park is South and 9th Streets (SE edge of town). Enter the campground from East Court Ave and 10th Street. Be sure and see the Winterset Wonderland Christmas Light display during the holiday season. The City Park drive-through gates are closed for the winter beginning around Thanksgiving.

Winterset Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 28th, 2016. The Aquatic Center offers a variety of fun features for the whole family to enjoy such as slides, sprays, shade, grass area, zero-depth, and concessions. The aquatic center water is heated for added comfort. See the aquatic center page section for program details. More deck space and lounge chairs were added last season. Click for more information.

Whistle Stop Park

Located on west North Street. Facilities include: basketball court, open shelter, drinking fountain, and play equipment. Park hours are: 6:00 am – 10:30 pm.

Memory Lane Park

Located on East Lane Street. Facilities include: open shelter, play equipment, basketball court, open grass area and off-street parking.

Lighted Tennis Courts

Located adjacent to the aquatic center. The two courts are available most anytime except during scheduled activities such as lessons and leagues. Regular park hours are 6:00 a.m – 11:30 p.m. The courts are for TENNIS ONLY. Please no bikes, skates, roller-blades, or scooters allowed on the courts. LIGHTS are regulated by a multi-watt system, which provides two light levels. The control box is located just outside the north gate. To turn lights ON, push the black button and after a short warm-up period, lights will be on the high intensity level for about 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, lights will dim to the low energy saving level. With another push of the black button, the lights will quickly return to the high intensity level for another 45 minutes. At 11:30 pm lights will stay off and park in closed. Tennis nets are installed each spring as weather allows.

Giffin Fields

Located along Hwy 92 across from Shopko. The 3 ball diamonds and 2 batting cages at Giffin Fields are the home for the Winterset Little League Program. Recently, several nice improvements have taken place here. The Winterset Little League (WLL) provided the leadership and a big portion of the funding to make all this happen. The WLL handles all programming and organization for a large number of youth who enjoy baseball and softball in our community. The city provides the facilities and field maintenance. The WLL (minor & major teams) are a member of the Twin Rivers League. T-ball and Pee-Wee games are also played here.

Martin Marietta Fields – Softball Complex

Includes two adult sized softball fields. Winterset Adult Softball Leagues and tournaments are played here. Winterset Little League teams practice here and may play some games. One field is lighted. One field is lighted and both fields are irrigated. The M. M. Soccer Complex is located to the east of softball fields. The soccer complex is the home of the Winterset Area Soccer Club (WASC) Program. Amenities include: 8 acres of multiple fields, irrigation, drainage and a large parking lot. The WASC coordinates a very popular spring and fall season participating in leagues with area teams.

Carver Memorial Park

Located next to the Fire Station on East Court. Dedicated in 1988, this small park is a tribute to the memory and ideas of George Washington Carver. Stop in to see the large mural installed in 2014 to honor Dr. Carver.

People and Dogs in the Parks and Public Spaces

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a safe and quality park system for the Winterset Community. Park rules exist to assure the park visitors have a pleasant experience. Two specific park rules that need to be remembered when taking a dog to a City Park or any public places in our community are: Dogs are to be leashed at all times; and Pet owners shall pick up and properly dispose of their pet’s waste. Appreciation and thanks are extended to responsible pet owners who, along with their pets, respect other park users and the park system. Dog owners are asked to bring a paper cup or bag to pick up waste. Thank You!

Tobacco-Free Park Policy

To promote a healthier park experience, Tobacco use is prohibited by park visitors and park employees on all park grounds and facilities managed by the WPRD with the exception of the City Park Campground. This includes: City Park, Winterset Aquatic Center / Tennis Courts Area, Martin Marietta Softball and Soccer Complexes, Giffin Fields, Memory Lane and Carver Park. This policy extends to any youth or adult activity and includes park shelter houses. For this policy, tobacco use is defined as smoking, chewing, dipping, dissolvable, and lighting or any other use of tobacco-like products. As a reminder signs are posted at park locations. Thank you for your cooperation.