Winterset Parks & Recreation



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Winterset is full of beautiful parks to enjoy! Visit the Bennett Log Cabin, Winterset Aquatics Center, Whistle Stop Park, Hedge Maze, Tennis Courts, Cutler-Donhoe Covered Bridge, Clark Tower,...and more!

Winterset City Park is located at the southeast edge of town. Facilities throughout the 76 acres include 3 beautiful limestone shelter houses; play equipment; restrooms; picnic areas; campground; sand volleyball court; hedge maze; Cutler-Donahue Covered Bridge; Clark Tower; Bennett Log Cabin; and park maintenance shop.

Regular park hours are: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. City Park begins normal operation (water turned on, tower road open, shelter use, picnic tables etc.) in April. The road to Clark Tower closes each night at sunset. Call as soon as possible for reservations to get your special day and facility. Drive-through gates are closed for most of the winter season beginning around Thanksgiving.


The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a safe and quality park system for the Winterset community. Park rules exist to assure the park visitors have a pleasant experience. Two specific park rules that need to be remembered when taking a dog to a City Park or most places in our community are:

1. Dogs are to be leashed at all times.
2. Pet owners are asked to pick up and properly dispose of their pet's waste.

Appreciation and thanks are extended to responsible pet owners who, along with their pets, respect other park users and the park system. Dog owners are asked to bring a paper cup or bag to pick up waste.