Area Resources
Parks & Recreation
Hills Park 

Hills Park is located on the very North end of Sheldon, just West off 2nd Ave. The park features 26 campsites, equipped with electrical and water hookups at each site. A RV dump station, restrooms, playground equipment, picnic shelters, and grills are available.

The park, unique for its trees, hills, and open green space, is a popular place for hiking, picnicking and family activities.

NEW---stop by and check out our new and exciting 9 hole frisbee golf course.

Outdoor Aquatic CenterContact:   
Jacob Kerr
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-2769

Open Swim Pool Hours:
1-8 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Pool Rates, Daily Rates
Student (4-18 years) $4.00
Adult (19 years and up) $5.00

Note: Children must be 9 years old to swim by themselves if they are under 9 years old they must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age. For any special request or questions on this rule contact the Recreation Director at 712.324.2769. Certain exceptions can be made if approved by the Recreation Director.

Family (immediate family only) $130.00
Single $75.00
Punch Card (10 admissions)
Student $35.00
Adult $40.00

Note: Season passes are not transferable. To qualify for the Family Pass, all members of the family pass must reside under the same roof, and be eligible to be claimed on the same federal tax forms. You may be asked to provide us your federal tax form sheets. *If your son(s) or daughter(s) are a full-time college student and are living at home for the summer they're allowed to be on the family pass. You may have to present a class schedule to indicate the full time student status.

Pool Rental Rates (private usage)
1 hour $150.00
2 hours $200.00

Pool will be available to rent:
Monday-Friday: 8-10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 8-10 p.m.
Sunday: 5-9 p.m.

The City of Sheldon and the Holiday Inn Express have partnered and offer a joint membership, for use at both pools.
Joint Indoor/Outdoor Pool Memberships
Family (immediate only) $220
Single (Annual) $120

The pool membership form can be obtained at the City Office or the Outdoor Aquatic Center, once it has opened. Payment is required in full.

For Recreation information, please see the Parks & Recreation page under the City Services.

Schemper ParkContact:  
Sheldon, IA 51201

Schemper Park is Sheldon's newest park, it is located in the Schemper Addition on the corner of 9th Street and 25th Avenue. The playground equipment is very popular and features a spring swing.

Sheldon City Park 

The Sheldon City Park is located between 4th and 6th Avenues just south of Highway 18. The park features include a shelter house, restrooms, picnic tables, grills, softball fields, basketball court, open air picnic shelters, sand volleyball court, and a covered gazebo. The City Park is also home to Playground Paradise, a climbing and exploring adventure for children.

The newest attraction to the park is Skate Park, popular for skate boarding and rollerblading, is located on the Northeast corner of the park.

Sheldon Golf CourseContact:   
3040 Nest Ave.
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-4275

Sheldon Golf And Country Club in Sheldon provides 9 holes of challenging golf for the beginning golfer, as well as the low handicapper, in all of us. Sheldon Golf And Country Club is a Semi-Private golf facility, with a guest policy of "Open." The golfing season at Sheldon Golf And Country Club is: Apr 1 to Nov 1.

Hours of Operation (weather permitting)
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunrise Park 

Sunrise Park is located in Northeast Sheldon. Follow Highway 18 East to 18th Avenue then turn North. It is at the far North end of 18th Avenue. The park features a covered picnic shelter, swings, and a small pond.

Sunrise Park is a great place to get on the eastern leg
of the Sheldon Recreational Trail.

Tennis/Basketball CourtsContact:  
1700 East 4th Street
Sheldon, IA 51201

Tennis and Basketball courts located behind the high school, 1700 East 4th Street, offers five tennis courts and one full-length basketball court for you enjoyment. The courts have a lighting system for activities taking place after dark. Youth tennis programs and 3 on 3 basketball leagues take place at this site during the summer.

The Sheldon Recreation TrailContact:   
Keith & Jan Rolston
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-3772

Sheldon is making an effort to enhance the community with green spaces and trails. Our citizens look to the outdoors for safe, healthy and affordable recreation opportunities. To date (2008), approximately six miles of asphalt trail accoummodate bikers, hikers, and inline skaters during the summer months. It is possible for senior citizens and individuals with physical disabilities to enjoy the trail using a golf cart with a city permit.

The Sheldon Recreational Trail has constructed a trailhead arch signifying the entrance. It is located in Hills Park, a location beneficial to campers, visitors, and all community members. Using 3,245 bricks salvaged from the Sheldon High School and Jr. College, the trailhead will honor organizations, businesses, and individuals who have made significant contributions and easements to make the trail possible.

Trail enhancements include picnic and rest areas, restrooms, prairie restoration area, playgrounds, wildflowers, trees, berms, prairie grasses, wildlife and birds.

The goal of the trail committee is to create a trail that will network the community creating biking and walking paths to acces the community college, parks, public schools, Village Northwest, senior living centers, swimming pools, etc.

Familes come first in Sheldon - the trail is for children of all ages!
Trails Brochure

Thorman Park 

Thorman Park is located on Thorman Avenue between 15th and 16th Avenues in Southeast Sheldon. The park features picnic shelter, swings, a slide and playground equipment.