Winterset Park and Recreation Department

Winterset Park and Recreation Department Mission: Enriching the lives of our residents by providing safe & memorable experiences through people, places, programs and partnerships. On-line registration for programs, shelter houses and camping at cityofwinterset.org
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Weather looks great for Friday's Live Music at the North Shelter in City Park.  Rolling Taps Beer Coe will be there serv...
06/01/2021
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Weather looks great for Friday's Live Music at the North Shelter in City Park. Rolling Taps Beer Coe will be there serving up cold drinks and Madison County (IA) Cattlemens Association will be grilling up some good food!! Join us for a great night of music with The Mondeau Dukes.

Huge shout out to sponsor Fareway Stores

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Community Resources: A list of resources for residents in need of assistance for such things as the removal of snow, weeds, appliances, tires, inoperable vehicles, etc.: Phil Macumber, Mayor I want to welcome you to Winterset. I have recently been elected as your Mayor after serving the last fourte...

We want to open the pool for everyone to enjoy but we want to do so in a safe a responsible manner.Unfortuntaely, due to...
05/31/2021

We want to open the pool for everyone to enjoy but we want to do so in a safe a responsible manner.
Unfortuntaely, due to the forcasted weather for today and the drop in water temperature, we will not be opening the pool today.

We want to open the pool for everyone to enjoy but we want to do so in a safe a responsible manner.
Unfortuntaely, due to the forcasted weather for today and the drop in water temperature, we will not be opening the pool today.

Timeline Photos
05/31/2021

Timeline Photos

We provide trash cans in our parks for a reason. It is very sad when our staff is faced with this total disrespect of ou...
05/30/2021

We provide trash cans in our parks for a reason. It is very sad when our staff is faced with this total disrespect of our park facilities during their morning rounds.

We are issuing the Aquatic Center key fobs for those who pre- purchased their season passes today!! If you already purch...
05/29/2021

We are issuing the Aquatic Center key fobs for those who pre- purchased their season passes today!! If you already purchased your pass stop out to the aquatic center today by 1 pm to get yours!

We are issuing the Aquatic Center key fobs for those who pre- purchased their season passes today!! If you already purchased your pass stop out to the aquatic center today by 1 pm to get yours!

Registration is now open!!Private and Semi Private Lesson will be offered at the Winterset Aquatic Center this summer.  ...
05/28/2021

Registration is now open!!
Private and Semi Private Lesson will be offered at the Winterset Aquatic Center this summer. Go to:https://secure.rec1.com/IA/winterset-ia/catalog
to get your child registered.

Private lessons are a 1 student to 1 instructor ratio
Semi Private lesson are a 2 students to 1 instructor ratio

Registration is now open!!
Private and Semi Private Lesson will be offered at the Winterset Aquatic Center this summer. Go to:https://secure.rec1.com/IA/winterset-ia/catalog
to get your child registered.

Private lessons are a 1 student to 1 instructor ratio
Semi Private lesson are a 2 students to 1 instructor ratio

We had a great night of training with our staff!!  The Winterset Aquatic Center opens for the season on Monday, May 31.
05/26/2021

We had a great night of training with our staff!! The Winterset Aquatic Center opens for the season on Monday, May 31.

Photos from Winterset Park and Recreation Department's post
05/26/2021

Photos from Winterset Park and Recreation Department's post

Thank you Madison County Realty for partnering with us to bringing these amazing events to the Winterset community Free ...
05/22/2021

Thank you Madison County Realty for partnering with us to bringing these amazing events to the Winterset community
Free movie at the North Shelter in Winterset City Park
Movie starts at dusk!!

Thank you Madison County Realty for partnering with us to bringing these amazing events to the Winterset community
Free movie at the North Shelter in Winterset City Park
Movie starts at dusk!!

We are excited to get the Fridays at Five live music series kicked off on Friday, June 4!!!  Mark your calendars and joi...
05/16/2021

We are excited to get the Fridays at Five live music series kicked off on Friday, June 4!!! Mark your calendars and join us at the North Shelter in Winterset City Park for some great music, food, drinks and some fun!!

Fareway Stores
The Mondeau Dukes
Rolling Taps Beer Coe
Madison County Chamber of Commerce

We are excited to get the Fridays at Five live music series kicked off on Friday, June 4!!! Mark your calendars and join us at the North Shelter in Winterset City Park for some great music, food, drinks and some fun!!

Fareway Stores
The Mondeau Dukes
Rolling Taps Beer Coe
Madison County Chamber of Commerce

05/10/2021

We are so excited for this line up!! Come out and join us!!!
Fareway Stores
Sky Smeed
The Mondeau Dukes
Elizabeth Moen
Rolling Taps Beer Coe

We had to wait a year but we are finally able to celebrate the WPRD's first Director and his retirement.  Please join us...
05/06/2021

We had to wait a year but we are finally able to celebrate the WPRD's first Director and his retirement. Please join us!!

We had to wait a year but we are finally able to celebrate the WPRD's first Director and his retirement. Please join us!!

It's party time!!!  Book yours today!!!🩱🩳🎂⛱🎉🌞
05/04/2021

It's party time!!! Book yours today!!!
🩱🩳🎂⛱🎉🌞

It's party time!!! Book yours today!!!
🩱🩳🎂⛱🎉🌞

SAVE THE DATE!!!!  Movies start in a month!!  Thank you Madison County Realty for your continued support of our special ...
04/28/2021

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Movies start in a month!! Thank you Madison County Realty for your continued support of our special events!!🍿🍭🥤⭐️🎥

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Movies start in a month!! Thank you Madison County Realty for your continued support of our special events!!🍿🍭🥤⭐️🎥

Our NEW Digital Spring / Summer Activity Guide is now available!!  Click here https://bluetoad.com/publication?m=66220&l...
04/27/2021
Winterset Parks and Recreation Winterset Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer Activity Guide

Our NEW Digital Spring / Summer Activity Guide is now available!! Click here https://bluetoad.com/publication?m=66220&l=1 to access the guide. We have some great adult and youth summer programs. Get registered today for Playground in the Park, Winterset Fishing Derby and Summer Pickleball League!! You will also find information about what the Winterset Public Library has planned for the summer as well.

PARKS & RECREATION May -October 2021 YOUTH T-BALL.............................................. PAGE 12 ADULT BAGS LEAGUE.................................... PAGE 16 SUMMER SWIM LESSONS.............................. PAGE 20 & 21 WINTERSET

You may have noticed a blue #1 on some trees.  Here is why.
04/27/2021

You may have noticed a blue #1 on some trees. Here is why.

You may have noticed a blue #1 on some trees. Here is why.

We love seeing pictures and hearing from our campground visitors!!  Thank you Linda Martin Plogmann!!!  It was a beautif...
04/26/2021

We love seeing pictures and hearing from our campground visitors!! Thank you Linda Martin Plogmann!!! It was a beautiful weekend!! New service this year - pre-purchase your firewood and we will have it waiting at your campsite for you!!!

We love seeing pictures and hearing from our campground visitors!! Thank you Linda Martin Plogmann!!! It was a beautiful weekend!! New service this year - pre-purchase your firewood and we will have it waiting at your campsite for you!!!

Photos from Madison County Historical Complex's post
04/23/2021

Photos from Madison County Historical Complex's post

Photos from Madison County Historical Complex's post
04/23/2021

Photos from Madison County Historical Complex's post

04/23/2021

The Delicious Apple – Part 3 of 3

On August 15, 1922 a grand ceremony, with 86 people attending, was held in the Winterset City Park to unveil a monument to Jesse Hiatt and his discovery of the Delicious apple.

The full-day event started with a bus load of noted horticulturalists and other interested persons visiting the original tree. After a lunch at Winterset’s Methodist Church, they headed to the City Park for the dedication. There a formal program was held that included a history of the Hiatt family, addresses by the Managing Editor of the “American Fruit Grower” magazine, Paul Stark of the Stark Bros. Company, and Iowa’s Lieutenant-Governor.. The monument was officially presented by the Vice President of the Iowa State Horticultural Society and formally accepted by the Curator of the Historical Department of Iowa.

The boulder, resembling an upside-down Delicious apple, weighs six tons and came from the Caleb Price farm in Lincoln Township. Research of the 1901 plat maps shows the Price farm was in the west half of Section 11. The inscribed dedication reads, “To commemorate the discovery in Madison County Iowa of a variety of apple by JESSE HIATT AD 1872 and called by him the Hawkeye. Sole right to propagate acquired by C.M. STARK AD 1894 and by him renamed, introduced and disseminated throughout the apple world as THE DELICIOUS APPLE. Erected AD 1922. Iowa State Horticultural Society. Madison County Historical Society. Historical Department of Iowa.”

The monument is still in place today, just north of the Bennett Cabin in the Winterset City Park. Photo courtesy of the Winterset Park and Recreation Department.

Take the survey!  Help make our wonderful county even better!!
04/22/2021

Take the survey! Help make our wonderful county even better!!

This survey paid for in Madison County by Madison County Development Group and a grant from Greater Madison County Community Foundation.

Survey link: http://www.centraliowabroadbandsurvey.com/

Thank you!

It's going to be a beautiful day!!!  Visit and enjoy everything our parks offer in celebration of Earth Day!!
04/22/2021

It's going to be a beautiful day!!! Visit and enjoy everything our parks offer in celebration of Earth Day!!

It's going to be a beautiful day!!! Visit and enjoy everything our parks offer in celebration of Earth Day!!

04/21/2021

Summer ball season is here!! Opening ceremony for the beginning of the youth baseball and softball season is tonight at 4:45 pm. Head out to Giffin fields to support the Winterset Little League and the youth of our community!!

NEW on-line interactive activity guide for spring and summer coming soon!!!
04/21/2021

NEW on-line interactive activity guide for spring and summer coming soon!!!

NEW on-line interactive activity guide for spring and summer coming soon!!!

We have free Hickory seedlings for anyone who would like one.  First come first serve.  PM if interest.
04/19/2021

We have free Hickory seedlings for anyone who would like one. First come first serve. PM if interest.

We have free Hickory seedlings for anyone who would like one. First come first serve. PM if interest.

Join us at 10 am - South Shelter for our Arbor Day Celebration - we are ready to make some seed balls and have Hickory s...
04/17/2021

Join us at 10 am - South Shelter for our Arbor Day Celebration - we are ready to make some seed balls and have Hickory seedlings to give away

Join us at 10 am - South Shelter for our Arbor Day Celebration - we are ready to make some seed balls and have Hickory seedlings to give away

Would you like to earn money this summer while helping others in a fun work environment?  We have the job for you!!!  No...
04/09/2021

Would you like to earn money this summer while helping others in a fun work environment? We have the job for you!!! Not a certified guard - no problem we offer training! Apply today at: https://forms.gle/HWy23vws7cKCWPMP6

Would you like to earn money this summer while helping others in a fun work environment? We have the job for you!!! Not a certified guard - no problem we offer training! Apply today at: https://forms.gle/HWy23vws7cKCWPMP6

04/07/2021

Address

124 W Court Ave
Winterset, IA
50273

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+15154623258

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Public hearing notice for maximum property tax revenue. Note this will not be your actual tax rate. It is required by law if the overall taxes that are going to be received by the City increase by over 2%. If you have further questions please attend the Public Hearing on January 18th. Thanks! https://cityofwinterset.org/.../uploads/20210104_131644.pdf
We just had a wonderful visit to Winterset! We stayed in the campground at city park. We enjoyed visiting the Bridges and the John Wayne museum. Winterset is a beautiful, patriotic town with beautiful flowers and friendly people. Thanks for a great experience!
It's Friday and the Gypsy Queen Food Truck is heading to Owings Mills today!!!!!!! 4-8 Winterset Recreation Pool House 9726 Watts Rd Sorry, no online orders
My son grabbed the wrong coat after the 3rd & 4th grade baseball clinic today at the hitting shed. 🤦‍♀️ So, if your son is missing their's, please let me know!
Where are your tennis/Pickleball courts located? I'm from our of town and having difficulty finding them.
When is Flag Football sign up?