Coronavirus Update
The health of our citizens is of critical concern. It is our overall goal to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Based on information and advice from the CDC, State of Iowa, Warren County Health and local emergency services we have made decisions to alter our services. Click here for updates about Parks and Recreation's response to the pandemic.
* All parks have been winterized. Park restrooms are closed for the winter.

*Park open spaces and trails are open for public use.  Please practice social distancing when using these areas and consider wearing cloth face masks as recommended by the CDC.

*Shelters, Playgrounds, McAninch Sports Complex and the Skate Park are closed.

The City of Norwalk has a variety of parks for residents and visitors.  We manage 75 acres of parkland ranging in size from 1 acre to 40 acre park.  Our parks offer a variety of activities such as fishing, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, disc golf, skate boarding, playground equipment and Iowa's first challenge course.

Please click on each park link listed on the left of the page to get more information on each park including amenities and location.

The Norwalk city ordinance does not allow any alcohol or tobacco in any of our city parks or sports complex.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please Enjoy our Parks!!

Bike Trails 

The City maintains several miles of linear recreational trails. Trails are both on and off street. The most recent addition to our trail system goes through Warrior Park to the Orchard Hills Elementary School.


Park Shelter Reservations
Park shelter houses may be reserved starting the first business day of the new year.  They are available any day of the week during the hours of 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Shelter houses available for rent:
Billy O. Phillips, Starkweather shelter house
City Park shelter house
Warrior Park shelter house
Windflower shelter house

Shelter House Reservations
Online reservations is preferred but you may register at the office during regular business hours.

Online Shelter Reservation
Paper Shelter Reservation Form

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