All Parks and Recreation


Listen to the gentle night sounds, catch fireflies and watch the twinkling stars while enjoying the crackling campfire at one of several Mason City area campgrounds. Whether you are looking for a place to park your home on wheels, or you prefer to sleep under the stars nestled in a comfy sleeping bag; there are many public and private campgrounds that are sure to satisfy your urge to get away from it all.


Mason City’s many parks offer shelter houses that can be reserved. Reservations are taken from January 2nd to September 30th of each year. Reservations are taken in person only and are non-refundable. Picnic Packs and Equipment bags containing a volleyball, net, softball, bat, nerf are also available. For more information visit Mason City Parks and Recreation Department For reservations/availability call 641-421-3673.


Mason City, Iowa is rich in golf tradition. While in the community, enjoy the benefits of golf courses ranging from miniature golf to public and semi-private courses available for players of every skill level. If you’re ready to hit the links right now, call the golf course of your choice for tee times and fees.


Mason City, Iowa’s four seasons makes is easy to step outside to enjoy the many recreational activities the area has to offer. In the midst of the community lie exquisite trails, lakes and parks. Visitors love the vast diversity of outdoor recreation options including golf, fishing, cross country skiing, hunting, snowmobiling and more.
For a detailed look at the travel guide and the many outdoor recreation opportunities, click here.


Mason City Iowa offers numerous indoor recreation facilities. While in the community take some time out of your day to lace up those roller skates or ice skates at one of the indoor rinks. Refresh with a splash in an indoor pool or hits some pins at a local bowling alley. Other indoor recreation options include basketball, volleyball, racquetball, golf, and more!