Parks and Recreation

1100 Chatham Ave

Norwalk, IA 50211

Phone: 515.981.9206

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


Messages:

The restrooms in the parks and sports complex will be winterized beginning Nov 1. They will no longer be available for public use.

Maintaining its commitment to health, Norwalk Parks and Trails (includes Sports Complex) is tobacco and nicotine-free. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Staff

Director

Nancy Kuehl


Aquatic Recreation Supervisor

Jeff George


Complex Parks Supervisor

Adam Seibert


Admin Assistant/Program Support

Louise Taylor-Seibert


The Parks and Rec Commission meeting is Wednesday, Nov 3 @ 6:00 p.m., Norwalk City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

2016-17 Fall/Winter Brochure

Hard copies are available at our Parks & Rec office, City Hall, City State Bank, North Warren Town and County Newspaper office, the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Norwalk Easter Library. They are no longer mailed to residents.


Norwalk Aquatic Center

1112 E. 18th Street

Phone: 515.981.4002

Opening Day: June 24, 2016

Closing Day: August 22, 2016

POOL CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Aquatic Center Improvement Cost Estimate Presentation


Pool Hours

Weekdays:

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Weekends:

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Admission Rates (Children age 5 and under swim for free with paid adult admission):

Daily (afternoon and evening sessions): $ 4.00;

Evenings 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Saturday/Sundays: $ 2.00;

Evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Mon thru Fri: $2.00;

Pool Passes

Punch Card Passes: $25.44 (tax included) (get fourteen $2.00 punches)

Season Passes (Must be purchased at the Norwalk Parks and Recreation office): Both family passes and individual passes are available. A family is defined as all immediate family members residing at the same street address. This includes children of divorced parents who have joint custody, stepchildren, and foster children. Baby-sitters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and ex-spouses are not considered immediate family members unless they appear as a dependent on the applicant's income tax return. A non-resident is defined as anyone living outside the Norwalk city limits. Cost: Family, $112.36/129.32 (resident/non-resident) or Individual, $56.18/64.66 (res/non). Beginning July 1, the price decreases and again on Aug 1.

* Family passes are good for the first 5 family members. Please add $11.13 ($12.72 for non-residents) for each additional family member. Remember that children age 5 and under swim for free, and should not be included on a season pass.

Pool Party Rental

Pool parties are available Fridays 8:30 to 10pm or Saturday/Sundays 8:00 to 10pm. Call the office for availability and pricing information.


SWIMMING REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY1

2016 Swim classes and level descriptions

2016 Baby/Preschool classes and level descriptions

2016 Season Pool Pass Form

2016 Pool Party Registration Form

2016 Swimming Lesson Registration Form

2016 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training


Enjoy Our Parks and Facilities

Park Shelter Reservation Form

The restrooms in the parks and sports complex will be winterized beginning Nov 1. They will no longer be available for public use.

The Norwalk City ordinance does not allow any alcohol in any of our city parks or sports complex. Maintaining its commitment to health, Norwalk Parks and Trails (sports complex included) is now tobacco and nicotine-free. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex - 200 Wright Road

This facility is the hub of the Norwalk youth sports scene. Field space is available to rent for tournaments, league play, scrimmages, and practices, etc. This complex consists of two youth baseball, two youth softball, two adult softball fields, 23 soccer fields, as well as multi-use green space and modern concession and restroom areas. Fourth of July Celebration and the High School Cross Country Meet are a few events held at this facility. The Sports Complex rules: dogs/pets are not allowed at the complex (exception: service animals), no smoking, and no alcohol consumption permitted. Call 981-9206 for more information on reservations and rentals.


Billy O Phillips Park – 2500 Lexington Drive

Billy O Phillips Parks is a newly constructed park located on Lexington Dr in the Legacy development. It consists of a Game Time playground, restrooms, a new Cedar Forest shelter house (named after our former mayor, Jerry Starkweather), sidewalks, trees, and a future practice ball diamond. The park is open to all residents. Shelter reservation fees are $15.00 for four hours or less, $25.00 for over four hours, but not more than eight hours. You are welcome to use the shelter house if a reservation sign is not posted for that day. NO alcohol is allowed in any of Norwalk’s parks! You can reserve by calling our office at 981-9206.

Brownie Park - 805 Cherry Parkway

This park was updated with a KCCI Project Mainstreet Grant. A white picket fence and arbor greet you as you begin the trail into the park. It leads to a butterfly body garden right in the center of the trail, with the brightly colored floral wings on either side of the trail completing the butterfly design. A wooden porch-style swing hanging from a matching arbor along with picnic tables makes this a great retreat for a small family picnic or a little get away. There are no restrooms at this park, but enjoy a leisure walk over to the library for facilities and parking.

McDonald's Woods - 708 High Street

This park is nestled in behind town homes on High Road. It is a forest like setting with trees and picnic tables only. No restroom facilities available.

Norwalk City Park - 907 North Avenue

This park has playground equipment, basketball courts, restroom facilities, an old railroad car, restroom facilities and an open shelter house with picnic tables. Shelter reservation fees are $15.00 for four hours or less, $25.00 for over four hours, but not more than eight hours. Calling our office at 981-9206 can reserve the shelter. NO alcohol is allowed in any of Norwalk’s parks!

Windflower Park - 1915 North Avenue

This park includes the Norwalk Aquatic Center, playground equipment, a walking path, 12-hole disc golf course, a doublewide basketball court, skateboard park, along with an open shelter house with an enclosed kitchen (refrigerator, microwave, stove, kitchen sink) and restrooms. Shelter reservation fees are $10.00 per hour, plus a $25.00 deposit if you want to use the kitchen. If no kitchen is required, reservation fees are $15.00 for up to four hours, $25.00 for up to eight hours. Calling our office at 981-9206 can reserve the shelter. NO alcohol is allowed in Norwalk city parks.

Bike Trails

The City maintains several miles of linear bicycle/pedestrian trails. Trails are both on and off street. The most recent addition to our bike system is the trail going through 5-Acre park to the Lakewood Elementary School.

Recreational Programs


2016-17 Fall/Winter Brochure (click to view)

Parks/Rec Summer Employment Application

Spring/Summer jobs available: umpires, referees, pool staff, concessions,

part-time park mowers and Complex Tournament workers.

Fall/Winter jobs available: soccer refs, volleyball refs.


Upcoming Registration Dates:

(printable forms to drop off or mail are highlighted)

Creative Art Classes - Registration: Sept 26 to Mar 3

Craft Club - Registration: Sept 26 to Mar 3

Norwalk Family TKD - Registration Deadline: Jan 13

Daddy Daughter Dance - Registration Deadline: Jan 27

Spring Soccer - Registration Deadline: Feb 10

Kindergarten Soccer - Registration Deadline: Feb 10

Just For Kicks Soccer - Registration Deadline: Feb 10


Non Registration Events:

Senior Exercise Class - Mon/Thur @ Norwalk Christian Church - 10:00am

OPALS Well Seasoned Potluck @ Public Safety Bldg - Friday, March 3


How to Register for Programs

All registrations need to be made at the Norwalk Parks and Recreation office or online. There are 4 easy sign-up options for your convenience:

  1. Walk in and register during office hours.
  2. Place your registration form & payment in an envelope, place in the drop box located inside our front door.
  3. Mail your registration form and payment.
  4. On-line registration (paperless). Click on the link at the top of this page.

Online Registration!

Can’t get into our office? No problem. Now you are able to register for Parks and Recreation programs 24/7! Click on the Parks & Rec Program Registration link (top of screen) and you are ready to go. This will take you to our site for registrations. Follow the on screen directions and you will be registered before you know it.

Twitter

Find us on Twitter to keep up-to-date on all cancellation, registration, and department information! (https://twitter.com/NorwalkPR) It's quick, easy, and free! Follow the instructions below!

6 Easy Steps: Twitter Updates

1) www.twitter.com, complete New to Twitter? Signup

2) Search: NorwalkPR

3) Click on NorwalkPR & click "Follow"

4) Click on NorwalkPR "Profile Summary"

5) Click on drop down arrow next to "Following"

6) Click on "Turn on mobile notifications"


SCHEDULES

Women's Vball - Jan 15 date will be made up on Feb 19.

Coed Vball -Jan 16 date will be made up on Feb 27.