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Parks and Recreation Department

The Adel Parks and Recreation is located inside of Adel City Hall, located at 301 South 10th Street in Adel. The Department is responsible for all City Parks and Cemeteries, the Adel Family Aquatic Center, and over 50 Community Recreation Programs.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Location: Adel City Hall

Phone: (515) 993-4525

Fax: (515) 993-4527


Parks and Recreation Staff

Nick Schenck Director of Parks and Recreation
Tony Durnan Park Maintenance Superintendent

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Tobacco-Free Park Policy

**Effective January 1, 2013**

Pursuant to Section 142D.5 of the Iowa Code, tobacco use is prohibited in designated areas of Adel City parks, trails, and outdoor recreational facilities, and all public building grounds at all times. Designated park areas include: restrooms, athletic fields and in the spectator areas of athletic fields during a sporting event; tennis courts; disc golf courses; playground areas; recreational trail rests areas; and any pavillions; shelters and benches located in a park or on a public ground.

Enforcement: Tobacco-free signs shall be posted in the above specified areas. City officials, City Employees, parents, and coaches are asked to help in enforcing the compliance to this policy. Persons violating this policy may be asked to refrain from using tobacco products. Persons not complying with the Tobacco Free Park Policy may be asked to leave the facility for the remainder of the event.

Current Park and Recreation Programs

Each year the Parks and Recreation Department holds a variety of special programs and activities for all ages. Programs are often in the parks or may be held at various locations throughout the community. Please click on a program below for more information.

For program information for the current season, please refer to the 2014 Fall and Winter Activity Guide. The guide will be mailed to all households in the ADM school district and will be available at Adel City Hall shortly after Labor Day.  For more information, please contact City Hall at (515) 993-4525.

***The 2016 Park and Rec. Spring-Summer Activity Guide is now available by clicking here.

Archery Range Permit Form

2016 Youth Softball Form

2016 Little League Baseball Form

Can't find the program you're looking for? More programs and forms are available by clicking here or by contacting Adel City Hall.

Parks and Recreation Board

The board oversees the operations of the Parks and Recreation Department. The board makes decisions on the development of the leisure time opportunities and facilities in the community. The board meets the first Monday of each month (depending on the season). Meetings are held at Adel City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Click here for more Board member information.

David McAdon
Becky Anderson
Marsha Fisher
Nick Herrick
Justin Reed
Kelly Shull
Heather Mager

Adel Family Aquatic Center

Location: 1800 South 15th Street (on the corner of Meadow Road by the newer water tower)

Hours: Open Daily 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Family Swim: Daily 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (unless during a swim lesson session)

Methods of Payment Accepted: Cash or checks

Phone Number: (515) 993-5246

Adel Parks & Recreation is excited to offer online registration for this year's Season Passes and Swim Lessons at the Adel Family Aquatic Center.

Daily Admission Fees
Ages (3-54) $5.00 
Child (0-2) $1.00
Ages (55+) $4.00 
Family Pass $15.00 

P.M. Session Only 
Ages (3-54) $4.00
Child (0-2) No charge
Ages (55+) $3.00

Season Passes

2016 Family and Single Season Passes may be purchased on-line by visiting  

***NEW THIS YEAR***  Adel-Indianola-Winterset Super Family Aquatic Center Pass

Purchase a 'Family' Season Pass for the Adel Family Aquatic Center by June 18, 2016 and all of your family members on that pass can swim for FREE at Indianola and Winterset Aquatic Centers beginning July 1st.  One adult family member must show a picture I.D. and all of the family members will be checked off of a list provided by the participating communities.  More bang for your buck!  

Season Pass Fees
Single Pass $75.00 ADM School District / $95.00 Out of School District
Family Pass* $150.00 ADM School District / $185.00 Out of School District


2016 Red Cross Swim Lesson Information

Click Here for 2016 Red Cross Swim Lesson Information.

Adel Family Aquatic Center Closing Policy

The facility will close for the following reasons:

When the weather falls below 65 degrees, when there are less than 25 patrons in the pool for an extended period of time, when lightning is present, and safety hazards such as a fecal accidents, etc.


City Parks

Adel has four beautiful parks within the city limits: Kinnick/Feller, Island, Evans and Brickyard Park.

Kinnick/Feller -- 500 North 10th Street

Kinnick/Feller is Adel's largest and oldest city park. Within the gates you will find four softball fields, football field (where Nile Kinnick played football as a youth),  2 tennis courts, the city cemetery, playground equipment, the Little Theater (a community hall), a boat ramp to the river and full park amenities including park benches, grills, 2 shelters, restrooms and a water source. You may also enjoy a paved 1/2 mile fitness path around the park. Kinnick/Feller Park is located at the North end of both 9th and 10th Streets.

The Kinnick/Feller gazebo picnic shelter can be reserved for outdoor events. Please click here for more information about park shelter reservations.

Island Park -- 2400 Nantucket Road

**Camping begins Friday, April 15, 2016**

Island Park provides amenities for tent and mobile-home campers including a water source, restrooms, showers, outlets and fire pits. It also has soccer fields, a new basketball court, paved roads, horseshoe pits, a shelter and playground equipment. It is also a great place to fish and boat and also boasts a portage/boat ramp to navigate the low-head dam.

To get to Island Park, cross the bridge on the North edge of Adel and take the first right off of highway 169. Take an immediate right on to a gravel road. Follow this road out to the park.

Please click here to view Island Park's rules.

Camping Fees

$20/night Full Service (water and electricity)
$13/night Tents (no electricity)

Camping at Island Park is on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are taken. No sewer hook-ups (dump-site only). Please call Adel City Hall for further information: (515) 993-4525.


Evans Park

Evans Park is located on South 12th Street (go south on South 11th Street to Cassidy Curve). It has a  paved 1/2 mile walking path, playground equipment, a picnic shelter,  a new basketball court, restrooms, new drinking fountain, 2 new grills, and a disc golf course. Evans Park has a lot of open space for pick-up games of all types.

The shelter can be reserved for outdoor events. Please click here for more information about park shelter reservations.


  Archery Park

    Adel has it's very own brand new Archery Range located just outside of Adel at 1505 Old Portland Road.       The Archery Range features Bull Dog Targets, picnic tables, a parking area and a portable restroom during     the seasonal months.  Annual Archery Range permits are available for purchase at Adel City Hall, 301 S.    10th Street in Adel. 



Brickyard Park

Brickyard Park is located at South 18th Street and Brickyard Road. Brickyard park is Adel’s newest park and boasts a parking area and access to the Raccoon Valley walking and biking trail.

The park amenities include: a bike rack, several benches, and a small shelter, table, and trash receptacle for picnicking. The park also has many tree exhibits, and also a Tall Grass Natural Prairie exhibit.

The park is a collaborative effort between the City of Adel, United Brick and Tile Company, Dallas County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Dallas County Conservation Board.

The shelter can be reserved for outdoor events. Please click here for more information about park shelter reservations.


Lost & Found

If you've lost something in one of the City's parks, please visit Adel City Hall to check if your item has been turned in there. Any lost items found by City employees will be deposited at City Hall.

Shelter Reservations, Special Event/Sound Permits,

& Block Parties

Please click here for more information about these activities and their required applications/permits.

Cemetery Information

For cemetery information, please click here.