Parks & Recreation

The Winterset Parks and Recreation Department manages 176 acres of parkland that consists of an aquatic center, tennis/pickleball courts, Martin Marietta soccer complex, full-service campground, five baseball/softball fields, dog park, historic structures, and several playgrounds and shelters while offering over 50 activities for all ages.

Mission Statement

Enriching the lives of our residents by providing safe & memorable experiences through people, places, programs and partnerships.

Core Values

We are committed to this set of core values. These are our highest held priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core fundamental driving forces.  Adopting these values guides us in sustaining a thriving parks and recreation system for our community. 

Integrity: We accomplish our goals by developing an ethical, resilient & committed workforce that can adapt and thrive.

CommunicationWe believe in open, honest, authentic and respectful communication both internally and externally to maximize the quality of the parks and recreation system.

Continuous Improvement: We believe in innovation to continually improve our programs, facilities, parks and services.

Stewardship: We believe in the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through education, conservation, and sustainable practices.

Teamwork: We value collaboration, inclusiveness, creativity, positivity, risk-taking, sharing of resources, and cooperation towards common goals while having fun!

"Be the reason someone smiles today"

Apply now to work at the Winterset Aquatic Center for the 2024 Summer!

2024 Winterset Aquatic Center Application


Winterset Parks and Recreation 

Fall/Winter Activity Guide

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