COVID-19 Response Update

The health of our citizens is of critical concern.  It is our overall goal to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CDC recommendations to protect yourself & others
1. Wash your hands often
2. Stay Home as much as possible
3. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
4. Cover coughs and sneezes
5. Clean and disinfect


Effective January 14, 2021 1. The Parks and Recreation office will be open to the public during our temporary office hours, Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. You may contact us by phone (981-9206) or email (parksandrec@norwalk.iowa.gov) during regular business hours, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. You may also visit our webpage to help answer questions you may have www.norwalkparks.org. 
2. All park playground equipment, shelters and skate park are open for public use. CDC guidelines must be followed when using these public spaces.
3. At this time park open spaces and trails are open including Elizabeth Holland Park. CDC guidelines must be followed when using these public spaces.
4. Current athletic programming and recreation programming are open. We will continue to take registrations for upcoming programmi
5. McAninch Sports Complex is open for the season. Masks are required on the Complex property.
6. Norwalk Aquatic Center is closed for the season. 

We are asking everyone to follow the guidelines from the CDC and Governor Kim Reynolds emergency proclamation regarding staying at home, physical distance of 6 ft., if you are sick or have symptoms stay home, wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow and wear cloth face coverings.

Governor Reynolds proclamations
February 5, 2021
Past Proclamations
Mayor Phillips proclamations
January 14, 2021

We will continually monitor the situation with the help of Warren County Health Services, the State of Iowa, the CDC and local emergency services.  We will post updates to this page about any changes to Parks and Recreation events or services that are necessary to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Human services information is also available through the 211 phone service. Dial 211 from any phone to get curated information and referrals to services.