*All park users shall take personal responsibility for protecting themselves and those around them in the effort to manage the spread of COVID-19.
Park open spaces and trails continue to be open for public use.  Park playgrounds, shelter houses and the skate park are now open to the public for use.  Please practice social distancing when using these areas and consider wearing cloth face masks as recommended by the CDC.  Please review our Park Facility Reopening Policy.

The City of Norwalk has a variety of parks for residents and visitors. We manage 97 acres of parkland ranging in size from 1 acre to 40 acres park. Our parks offer a variety of activities such as relaxing in nature, walking, running, fishing, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, disc golf, shuffleboard, pickle ball, swimming, 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