Parkersburg has a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all ages to enjoy.


Swimming Pool

The Parkersburg Municipal Swimming Pool has six racing lanes, a slide, two diving boards, a water basketball hoop, and a baby pool. Lessons are available during the season and two sessions are normally scheduled. To contact the pool during pool season, please call 319-346-2547. Follow the Parkersburg City Pool's Facebook page for pool updates. 

The Parkersburg Pool is home to the Barracudas Swim Team. Contact Tara Klinkenborg at 319-464-2855 or klinkenborgtara@gmail.com. Participants need to be age 5 to 18 and able to swim 25 yards in order to compete in meets. Cost is $85 with the possibility for reduce cost, if you qualify. Sign-ups for swim team are usually at the end of April. 

Pool Season: Memorial Day to Labor Day.  

Swimming Pool

Pool Hours:

  • Adult Lap Swim: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Open Swim: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Family Swim: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Open Swim: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Open Swim (August): 7:00 - 8:00 pm

* On public swimming lesson days, the pool will be closed from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
* The pool will close early on days when there is a home swim team meet


City Parks

Miracle Park:

Miracle Park is near and dear to hearts of many of our residents. Not only is it a beautiful park, but it is also a symbol of triumph and hope. After a EF-5 tornado destroyed the playground that once stood where Miracle Park exists, residents and volunteers from all over came together to build an amazing park.

Located near the swimming pool, Miracle Park contains:

  • Two separate play areas; one for younger children and one for older children
  • Three shelter houses (click here to reserve a shelter house)
  • A basketball court in the summer
  • An ice rink in the winter
  • A sand volleyball court
  • Plenty of green space for children to run

Playground

Depot Park

Depot Park is a historical site on the north end of town. Parkersburg's old Train Station still stands, complete with an old time caboose from a passenger train.

Schwartz Memorial Park:

Schwartz Park is located on the east side of Parkersburg on Newell Avenue. Donated by the Schwartz family, it provides a playground, gazebo for outdoor picnics, and a pond for fishing. There is also a walking path adjacent to the park that connects to Legend Trail Golf Course and the High School Baseball diamonds and football field.


Diamonds and Fields Ball ParkPhoto of Diamonds and Fields

Diamonds and Fields Ball Park is located across the street from the Fire Station at 1005 Florence Street (under the water tower). 

The non-profit organization, Diamonds and Fields, was founded in 2012 with the vision of creating the Cedar Valley’s first all-inclusive sports complex. A complex where youth of all abilities participate side-by-side as they develop and grow.

The crown jewel of the Parkersburg Complex is the Miracle League field – an all-weather surface diamond that will serve multiple purposes. Most importantly, it will be the home of the Miracle League of Cedar Valley. Affiliation with this national league will provide children, young adults, and adults with disabilities throughout the Cedar Valley with a place to participate in America’s greatest sport at a complex alongside all other athletes. The Miracle League (visit www.miracleleague.com to learn more) allows disabled athletes the opportunity to compete. The presence of this field also exposes “able-bodied” athletes to fellow disabled athletes at a very young age.

Contact Klay Hoppenworth at 319-240-2526 to set up your tournament or to make a donation to Diamonds and Fields.


Golf Courses

Parkersburg offers two outstanding golf courses.

Beaver Meadows Golf and Country Club

Beaver Meadows Golf and Country Club is a 9 hole, par 34 Golf Course located along the Beaver River, just North of Parkersburg.

  • The clubhouse and golf cart rentals are on site.
  • Reasonable family, single and student memberships are available.
  • Wednesday evening is men's league play.

For more information, contact the course at 319-346-1870.

Legend Trail Golf Course

Legend Trail Golf Course is a new golf course and driving range that opened in 2008. This course has nine holes with three sets of tees and is great for the beginner or an advanced golfer.

  • The clubhouse and golf cart rentals are on site.
  • Mens, Ladies, and Couples events are available.
  • Junior Golf Programs are also offered.
  • Great eating facilities and rental opportunities for parties.

For more information call 319-346-1499.


Campground

Beaver Creek Campground

Located next to the Beaver Meadows Golf Course along the Beaver River, this camping facility offers electrical hook-ups and a new restroom and shower facility.  The campground is convenient for fisherman and avid golfers, it and is an all-around relaxing place to enjoy a weekend or vacation time.

Campground Fees:

$10.00 per night with electricity
$7.00 per night without electricity.


Hunting/Fishing/Birding/Hiking

The Big Marsh

Six miles north of Parkersburg is Iowa's largest marsh area, boasting over 3,000 acres for public hunting, fishing, bird watching and hiking.  The Big Marsh is a hunter's paradise during hunting season. You can find more information about The Big Marsh at: www.iowadnr.com.

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Something for Everyone

Parkersburg boasts two challenging 9-hole golf courses. Whether you want to play competitively or just for fun, come to Parkersburg and enjoy a day of golf!