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Oelwein City Park


69 acres located on the south edge of Oelwein, this park contains a 55-acre lake named Lake Oelwein. Modern playground equipment has been installed in several areas within the park.

The park also offers picnic shelters with tables, open play areas, tennis courts, sand volleyball, horseshoe courts, and restroom facilities. Campground facilities include 30 modern RV sites, primitive campsites, private shower facilities, dump station, and public boat access to the lake. For more information, call City Hall at 283-5440.

Orville Christophel Appreciation Park









A 1-acre park located at 1st Avenue and 1st Street SW, also known as Orville Christophel Memorial or Log Cabin Park.

The park offers the historical monument from days of yore, plus picnic tables, benches, and parking for downtown shopping.



Levin Park

2 acres located at 4th Avenue and 4-1/2 Street SW, this park offers picnic tables, an open play field, and is bordered by a natural wooded environment. The bike/skateboard/walking trail accesses it to the west.


Platt Park

16 acres located at 7th Street and 7th Avenue SE, this park offers 1.25 miles of foot paths, picnic shelters and tables, as well as playground equipment, a horseshoe court, restrooms, and large playfield. This park is the home of a Gazebo, Handicap Covered Shelter and "Trail of Dreams" created by Oelwein Care Center. 


Red Gate Park  









24 acres located on West Charles Street, this park offers a large wooded area as well as picnic facilities, playground equipment, tennis court, horseshoe courts restrooms and Bocce Ball courts. 



Reidy Park

3 acres located at 2nd Street and Hillside Drive SE, this park offers a basketball court, playground equipment, picnic facilities, new and improved tennis courts, and playground equipment installed by the Kids Playground Fund.


Sports Complex

32 acres located on 20th Street SE, this park offers soccer fields, softball fields, and baseball fields. The complex is restricted in use for league play only at this time. Modern restrooms, concessions stand, and drinking fountains are available.


Walter P. Chrysler Park

2 acres located at North Frederick and 2nd Street NE, originally two small parks referred to as "Twin Parks" and "Gazebo Park". Dedicated to Walter P. Chrysler, who once resided in Oelwein, the park to the east offers a gazebo with picnic facilities, water fountain, flower gardens, and a planting of Thunderchild Flowering Crabapple Trees, received through an Arbor Day Challenge Grant and Oelwein Trees Forever. The second park holds the Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, donated by the McNamara family in 1998.

Wings Park

24 acres located at 4th Street and 5th Avenue NE, Wings Park is the home of the Oelwein Family Aquatics Center adjacent to a skate park, picnic shelters with tables, tennis courts, 3 softball fields, basketball court, horseshoe courts, playground equipment and restrooms. 


Plaza Park

Oelwein's newest park is located on West Charles Street in downtown Oelwein. Developed in 2015, the park is home to a 18'x32' band shelter, picnic tables and grassy area. The park is home to many of the Oelwein Chamber & Area Development events such as Party in the Park, Fall Fling and Olde Tyme Christmas, as well as the annual United Way Dance and more! Located next to the Oelwein Community Plaza.

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Family Aquatics Center

Oelwein's Aquatic Park with its large swimming pool, water slide, fountains, lap lanes, wading pool, and diving boards, offers great summer fun for Oelwein families. Swimming lessons and aqua aerobic classes are available. It's a cool place to be an a hot summer day! Phone 319-238-8160 (summer) for more info, or 283-5440 all year.

Hours of Operation

Oelwein's swimming pool will be closed for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See you next summer!

Oelwein Chamber

Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

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