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Parks and Recreation 


Washington is bountiful in parks and recreational areas for one to spend their time. Our beautiful city of trees has some great wildlife and historic preservations and landscaping to visually take in. All of our parks bring forth their own unique qualities for outdoors and nature enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for fishing, hiking, Frisbee Golf, golf, horseback trails, shooting ranges, nature walks, or just seeking a dog park or a playground to take the kids... Washington has it and MORE! 


Local Washington Parks

Case Field - South 9th Avenue

A Sports Complex, equip with a track and fitness center. The track is open for public use. 

Central Park - Downtown- Contact: Nick Pacha 319-321-4886

Located in the historic downtown of Washington. The bandstand is used year round for entertainment and hosting of events. You will find Farmers Market and Thursday Night Live during the summer and early fall months. It is a perfect place to take a stroll or eat lunch while enjoying the fountain and downtown atmosphere. 

Clemons Creek Wildlife and Recreation Area- G38 to Kiwi Avenue, first gravel road on the right- Contact: 319-657-2400

290 Acres of wildlife and wetland. Hunting, Shooting Range, Archery Range, Fishing, Hiking, Biking and Cross Country Skiing.

English River Outfitters Resort-2564 305th Street- Website- Contact: 563-357-4923

Veterans reaching out to other veterans, providing a safe outdoor place where they can realize their strength and independence. 

Hayes Timber- 5th Street, half mile from Highway 1/92

33 acres of woodland preservation. Great wildlife and wildflower population. Parking is available on east side of timber. Kewash borders the timber to the north. 

Kewash- Avenue D and 5th Street/ Sunset Park

14 mile trail linking Washington and Keota. Trail has crushed limestone and paved areas. Connected to Sunset Park. Parking available at Hayes Timber on 5th. Midway, at West Chester there is access to restrooms, water and parking available. Great for hiking, skiing, biking and outdoor enthusiasts. 

Madison Park- 1000 West Madison Street 

A beautiful little sit-down location southeast of the downtown area. 

Sockum Ridge County Park- 305th Street East off the W55 (Wayland Road)

213 acres of actively managed woodland. Hikers, bikers, horseback riders, hunting, outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Extensive variety of trees, flowers and wildlife. 

Sunset Dog Park- In Sunset Park- Facebook Link- Contact: 319-653-6713 

Lose the Leash! Promote healthier, happier and less anxious dogs with strenuous exercise. Socialize your pet with other dogs and people. Well socialized dogs are less likely to react in fear when in public. Click here for Membership Form

Sunset Park- Off Highway 92- Conact: Nick Pacha 319-321-4886

Beautiful expanse of land located just blocks from the historic downtown. Rolling meadows of actively landscaped flowers and lawn. Bridges and the 1840 Historic Cabin are also at the Park and provide for a peaceful place to sit and watch the sunset. Aquatic Center (Public Pool), playground equipment, longest 9-hole Frisbee Golf in the state of Iowa, large skateboarding area, dog park, basketball court, covered picnic areas and walking tracks. Easy access to the Kewash Trail. 

Washington Golf and Country Club- 1732 Country Club Road- Contact: 319-653-2080

A nine-9 golf course. Clubhouse opened day and night serving food and beverages.

Coming Soon: NEW Wellness Park! 


Surrounding Area Parks (Washington County)

Ainsworth City Park- Ainsworth, Iowa

Brinton Timbers Park -Fir Avenue north, one mile west of Brighton, Iowa

In the mist of a 1,000 acre timber track along the Skunk River lies their largest preserve, 320 acres of wildlife refuge. Hiking, nature walks and horseback riding trails divided into six loops. Restroom, camping and picnic area at the park entrance. 

Crawford Pond Park- Off Vine Avenue, Ainsworth, Iowa

Fishing. Large Bass, Bluegills, crappies, red-eared sunfish and catfish. Boat ramp and parking area available. Hours 4:30am- 10:30pm 

Crooked Creek Christian Camp- 2830 Coppock Road- website- 319-653-3611

Cabins, camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, picnic areas, playground equipment and more 

Fern Cliff County Park- Fern Cliff Road, west of Crawfordsville, Iowa

56 acres of wildlife, creeks and trails. There is a covered picnic area available. Hunting and hiking.

Green Top Stables - Riverside, Iowa

The stable sits on 32 acres of rolling hills along with two fully stocked ponds.   Call 319-430-6070 or email 

Hickory Hill Park- 800 Conklin Lane, Iowa City, Iowa- Facebook Link

723 acres of preservation, including Casey's Paha, a Native American word meaning high land. Leisure and recreational opportunities offered. 

Highland Hideaway Hunting- 3127 160th Street Riverside, Iowa

Shooting range, hunting and fishing.

Kalona City Park- Highway 22 east off of Hwy 1, Kalona, Iowa

Kalona Golf Course- 1376 Highway1, Kalona, Iowa- Contact: (319)656-3844

9-hole golf course. 

Lake Darling State Park- 111 Lake Darling Road, Brighton, Iowa- Contact: 319-694-2323 

Open for day use only. Currently undergoing renovation. 

Click here to make reservations online

Marr Park & Washington County Conservation Center- One mile west of 218 of Hwy 92- Ainsworth, Iowa

125 Acres of diverse habitats, from woodland, prairie to ponds. Homes a nature exhibit and conference hall.  Fishing, trailing, and camping. 

Riverside Casino and Golf Resort- 3184 Iowa 22, Riverside, Iowa- Website-  Contact: (319)648-1234

18-hole course with a full service clubhouse, pro shop, teaching and practice facilities. 

Scenic River Wine Trail- 1179 Highway 92, Keota, Iowa-  Website-Contact: 641-636-2180

Hosting several events throughout the year where guests can travel the trail and experience something at each stop.

Statler Woods- Off 200th street, Keota, Iowa