The City of Dysart

The City of Dysart


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

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.

Heritage Arboretum

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


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Dysart Statistical Information

  • Population 1,379

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey


Gently rolling mid-continent fertile / high yield farmlands.


Corn, soybeans, cattle & hogs anchor agricultural economy. Larger Payrolls:


Median value of:
  • Single family house $95,200
  • Median mortgage $970

Source: 2005-2009 American Commuinity Survey


  • Electric Dysart Municipal Utilities
  • Natural Gas Alliant Energy
  • Water City of Dysart
  • Sewer City of Dysart
  • Phone Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Mediacom
  • TV Cable Mediacom
  • TV Cable Farmers Coop Telephone

Educational Insitutions

Union Community School District  

Health Care

Public Library

  • Books & Serial Volumes 12,633
  • Total Circulation 24,316
  • Children’s Materials 10,014
  • Public Internet Terminals 8

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2005


  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • State Income Tax 0.36% – 8.98% plus base rate

Source: Iowa Department of Revenue, 2008

Houses of Worship

Financial Institutions

Source: Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 2008

Social Characteristics

  • High School Grad or Higher 95%
  • Bachelors Degree or Higher 16%
  • Civilian Veterans 16%

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Funded by the D.D.C.

The Dysart Development Corporation is a non-profit, community development organization open to all citizens and businesses in the community of Dysart and the surrounding area. Its primary objectives are, (a) to improve the quality of life for its residents of all ages, (b) to promote growth and diversification of the local economy through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and industry, (c) to promote the recruitment of new business and industry, and (d) to promote community revitalization by providing assistance and support.


City park, Dysart Family Aquatic Center. C.R. Roberts Memorial Trail. Swimming, fishing, boating, camping at Hickory Hills Park, 5 1/2 miles north of Dysart. 18 hole rolling hills golf course & clubhouse. Museum with a one-room country school. Downtown artist studios and boutique shops.

Dysart City Hall

601 Wilson, Dysart, IA 52224 319-476-5690
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