Walcott has five parks with various amenities! Throughout the summer, Little League and the Tri County Men’s Fastpitch Softball League utilize Victory and Wescott Parks. Games can usually be found at both parks most nights throughout the week. Many tournaments are played in Walcott including the Iowa Area Fastpitch tournament in June.
The Park Board is composed of five residents of the City of Walcott who are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Council, for overlapping five-year terms. The Park and Recreation Board meets as needed on the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall and is chaired by Mike Clayton. Other board members are: Brian Mengler, Lisa Hagen, Kelly Quick, and Becky Avise.
Please click on the name of each of our parks below to find out more information! Call City Hall at 563.284.6571 x10 for shelter reservations and diamond availability.
Located near the intersection of North Main Street and West Parkview Drive (behind Casey’s).
This park includes resting areas, a gazebo, pond, and wetlands. Dogs are allowed in this park and on the trail, provided they are on a short leash and the owner or person in charge of the dog immediately removes and properly disposes of animal waste. Alcoholic beverages shall not be consumed on the trail.
Located at the Northeast corner of South Main Street and Memorial Road.
There is playground equipment, a soccer field and a portable toilet facility available.
Located on North Main Street and Cedar Lane Drive.
This is a welcome center for the City with a brick paved memorial sidewalk. The Ed Brus Community Gazebo is located here and is a perfect spot for wedding and family pictures! Perennial gardens are throughout the park. In 2011 a Veterans Memorial was donated by the Walcott American Legion.
Located on the corner of West James Street and North Parker Street, one block west of Main Street.
Some of the amenities include a softball/baseball diamond, new playground equipment, restrooms and two picnic shelters. The tennis courts and batting cage are located across the street.
The splash pad is typically open from Memorial Day – Labor Day, weather permitting.
Located on the corner of East James Street and North Henry Street, one block east of Main Street.
Some of the amenities include a basketball court, a softball/baseball diamond, playground equipment, shuffleboard court and restrooms. There are also two picnic shelters available for company picnics, family gatherings, birthday parties, or any special occasion.
Paul Stagg, Public Works Director
212 W. Lincoln Street
PO Box 247
Walcott, IA 52773
Phone: 563.284.6572 x11
Contact City Hall at 563.284.6571 x10 for shelter and ball field reservations
FAQ on Parks
Can I bring alcoholic beverages to a picnic at the park?
Alcoholic beverages may be brought into City parks and consumed during the hours parks are open to the public for the purpose of a private function BUT not when the concession stands are open and alcoholic beverages are being served.
How do I rent a shelter, gazebo, or ball diamond?
Reservations may be made by contacting City Hall at 563.284.6571 x10. Reservations for each calendar year can be made on or after February 1st of each year. Shelter and gazebo reservations become effective when the reservation form and the non-refundable fee of $35.00 are remitted to the City Clerk's office. There is no charge to reserve a ball diamond. Unreserved shelters and ball diamonds will still be available to be enjoyed by the general public on a first come, first serve basis. Weekly diamond reservations are posted on the bulletin board at City Hall. A charcoal grill is available at each shelter at Victory and Wescott Parks. Shelter Reservation Form
Are dogs allowed in the parks?
Only service animals used by persons with disabilities are allowed at City parks except leashed dogs are allowed on the recreational trail at Prairie View Park.