Parks & Trails
A great addition for Oelwein’s active nature lovers is a bike/roller blade/walking trail. The entire trail runs by many natural woods and scenic plantings and a butterfly garden. It provides children, other walkers and bikers a path through town that excludes motorized vehicles. Phase OnePhase One of the trail runs from Red Gate Park to …
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.
Oelwein City Park & Campground
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 …
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.
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.
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, …
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.
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.
Veterans 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, …