The City of Jackson has 12 community parks consisting of approximately 42 acres with 5 miles of asphalt trails along the Des Moines River and Nelson Creek. The City also has a 9-hole Disc Golf Course and a Skateboard Park.
Albertus Field:Baseball fields, shelter house, bathrooms, picnic tables.
Ashley Park: 2 shelter houses, 2 tennis courts, restrooms, playground, picnic area.
Benes Recreation Area: 9-hole Disc Golf Course, Picnic area.
Central Park: Tennis court, playground, gazebo shelter, picnic area.
Dann’s Island:Picnic area, Trail head.
Dumont Park: Ballfield, basketball court, playground, picnic area.
Festival Park: Picnic area
Getty Park: Picnic area
Patterson Park: Shelter house, playground
Skatepark: facilities will again be located in the City parking lot west of City Hall.
Sunset Park: Shelter house, playground, picnic area, sand volleyball court.
Zimmerli Park:Playground, picnic area.
For more information on area parks and recreation, check out the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Community Ed.
Shelter House Procedure
Reservation fee will be $25.00. There will be a three-part form at City Hall that will need to be filled out. One copy will stay at City Hall, the customer will get one copy and the City of Jackson will post one copy at the selected park. It was suggested that the City Staff write the document because they will have to work with it. Also, a sign will be necessary at each park with a shelter house:
A. This shelter house may be reserved.
B. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
C. Parties reserving the shelter house must clean up and leave the area better than they found it.
Police will enforce the rules laid out.
Position Name Phone Number
Park Superintendent: Phil Markman (507) 847-4612
Park Department Assistant: Jared Spaeth (507) 847-4612
Join us on the trails!
Click here for a map of the City of Jackson's trail system.