The City Park
The City Park features picnic areas, a large new playground area for children, new handicapped accessible rest rooms, two picnic shelters, basketball court, tennis court, horseshoe pits, the Zimmer Ball Field, and a new Lions Club concession stand and storage building for our youth athletic equipment.
The park bustles with activity and is the site of Independence Day activities, Old Iron Days, summer Farmer’s Markets, as well as many family reunions and youth activities. For park shelter reservations, call 319-476-5690.
CR Roberts Trail
The inviting one mile long C.R. Roberts Trail inside the Dysart City limits features a blacktop surface lined with trees, wildflowers, benches, and a picnic shelter. It connects to the partially completed Old Creamery Trail. This peaceful stretch of nature contains a mixture of timber, creeks and scenic farmland in route to Vinton via Garrison.
Hickory Hills Park is located seven miles north of Dysart on County Road V-37.665 acres in total; the park’s major feature is Casey’s Paha, a centuries old ridge formed by a unique glacial till, clay soils, and loess. Mature forests, well-traveled trails, and Casey Lake provide boundless adventures for the park’s guests. There are 125 campsites available with beautiful picnic areas. For information call 319-342-3350.
The Heritage Arboretum was established in 2004 at 208 Clark Street. It covers approximately two acres and contains a variety of over fifty memorial trees, several small gardens, a gazebo, and a bridge. For information and tours, call 319-476-7345