All Outdoor and Recreation

Delight your senses with the beauty of the great outdoors! Mason City offers four seasons of fun – indoors and out! Come Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall there’s always something unique to discover and recreational activities to enjoy.

  • Lime Creek Nature Center

    A 440-acre public conservation facility, the Lime Creek Nature Center and Conservation Area is nestled atop the limestone bluffs of the Winnebago River. The Lime Creek Nature Center is a premier conservation education facility in Iowa, and a “must-see” destination for travelers and nature enthusiasts. The center features a variety Read more [...]

  • Prairie Playground

    Enjoy the largest outdoor play area in Mason City, including a maze of wooden playground equipment and shelter areas Located at the East State Street entrance of East Park, next to the Cannonball 457 / Cannonball Gardens and ZipKrooz play system. Prairie Playground Hours: 6:00am – 11:00pm Admission: Free

  • East Park

    Located on the east side of Mason City, East Park spans 57.6 acres of developed parkland. Two rivers – Winnebago River and Willow Creek – flow through the park and are great spots for fishing. The park is also home to a 2-mile hard surface trail system featuring two scenic Read more [...]

  • Highland Park Golf Course

    The Highland Golf Course  is a municipal golf course operated by the Mason City Park & Recreation Board. The golf course is comprised of two very distinct nines.  The front nine measures 2,950 yards and has small greens with tight, tree-lined fairways. The back nine measures 3,250 yards and has Read more [...]

  • Mason City Aquatic Center

    The Mason City swimming pool including two zero-depth entries, drop slide, tunnel & open slide, several water toys, 50 meter racing lanes and concession area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mason City Aquatic Center will be CLOSED for the 2020 Season. 

  • Mason City Bikeways

    Explore meandering recreational trails, mountain bike along limestone bluffs or pedal along on a leisurely sightseeing ride. Mason City’s Bikeways offers numerous multi-use pathways, bike lanes, off-road paths and paved shoulders… all conveniently accessible and connected. You’re sure to discover cool new places! Check out the Mason City Bicycle Map Read more [...]

  • North Iowa Miniature Golf

    Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, North Iowa’s Miniature Golf Course offers 18 holes of fun and challenging play. The greens feature various obstacles to test and improve your putting skills. The well-designed fairways are bisected by a meandering creek and surrounded by colorful landscaping. Par on 18 Read more [...]

  • Pine Creek Golf Club

    Pine Creek Golf Club is located just north of Mason City along Highway 65. The Club offers a 9 hole game (par 31), dinner, golf outings and weekday mini tournaments. Pine Creek Golf Club Hours: Open daily: 8am-7:30pm ALL OUTDOOR AND RECREATION