Parks and Trails
Our Pleasant Valley Trail is a recreation trail that surrounds the town with paved walkway with many entrance points. The trail passes through or near most parks in the area, and runs near the OA/BC-IG Elementary, OA/BC-IG High School, Ida Grove Community Recreation Center, the nine-hole Golf and Country Club, and the outdoor swimming pool.
A pedestrian bridge invites walkers, cyclists and roller-bladers to enter Ida County’s Moorehead Park where the trail begs folks to check out Ida Grove’s historic buildings, travel through a wooded area, stop by the Ida County Conservation Center, and venture into a county park, complete with playground equipment and dirt trails for the really adventurous.
City Park is located near city center with an entrance off of Moorehead Avenue; you’ll hear citizens refer to this as the ‘Purple Park’ due to the obviously purple playground equipment. This park has become home to summer Wednesday night neighborhood grilling, our town’s June Heritage Day’s weekend, and an all-around comfortable place for family’s to hang out.
Other parks include a City Park just inside the the entrance of Zobel’s Addition and Cobb Park, managed by our American Legion. Cobb Park has a camping area and fishing for the young and young at heart. This Park is located west of town with an entrance off of Highway 175.
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Badger Creek Park is located on the south end of Ida Grove at the intersection of South Main Street and Valley View Drive on the east side. This park is operated and maintained by the City of Ida Grove. The park has playground equipment and a basketball court. There is a water hydrant.
The Chicago-Northwest railway depot was originally located in Ida Grove and moved to the park in 1975. Today, the building is used as a shelter for the park visitors and is available for rent for parties and other occasions.
Located on the west side of Ida Grove, just off Highways 59 and 175. This park is operated and maintained by the American Legion. Cobb Park has electrical hookups, water hydrants, modern restrooms, shower facilities, picnic tables, play equipment, a baseball diamond, a large shelter house and a dump station. It is situated by a Read more […]
Located seven miles south of Battle Creek (7 miles west of Ida Grove on Highway 175) on L51, a county blacktop road. The park is equipped with camper pads with electrical and water hookups. There are restrooms with indoor plumbing, showers, and changing rooms with hot and cold water. Picnic tables and grills are available. Read more […]
This one-room schoolhouse was built in 1884. Local students spend one exciting day each year learning in the footsteps of their forbears.
Located on Washington Avenue, one block south of Highways 59 and 175.The city park has new playground equipment (2005), electrical hookups, water facilities near the restrooms (cold water only), grills and picnic tables. There is a dump station in the park. No showers available.Camping permits are required and can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Read more […]
It was built in 1901 by the Old Settler’s Association in Williams Park (now the Ida Grove City Park), located between Washington Street and Moorehead Avenue. The house was used for their annual meetings. The log cabin was made of white pine logs that were peeled in a log-peeling contest. The park was turned over Read more […]
If you love natural areas, a visit to Moorehead Park is a must. This beautiful 258 acre park located on the northwest corner of Ida Grove will give you a first-hand view at what life was like in the earlier settlement days. Once the original site of Ida Grove, Moorehead Park is an area proud Read more […]
The Pleasant Valley Trail is a walking/bicycling trail that surrounds the town with four miles of paved trail with many entrance points. The entire trail with going both ways in and out of the park is 6.2 miles… or a 10K for those runners out there. The trail passes through or near most parks in Read more […]
In the 1880s, the Stagecoach Inn was an important depot on the Sioux City stagecoach route. The restored Stagecoach inn features a wide variety of antiques and memorabilia from the era, as well as a fascinating repertoire of wild west tales.
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