Humboldt Parks Department

The City of Humboldt takes pride in providing clean safe parks, trails, green spaces, and recreational facilities for the benefit of citizens and visitors. The Humboldt Parks Department is responsive to and directed by the diverse and changing needs of our patrons as we plan for the future growth and expansion of park facilities and trails. We strive to enrich lives by providing safe and welcoming facilities for the enjoyment of people of all ages, income, background, and ability to play and learn to be good stewards of our environment. We continually strive to improve existing facilities while seeking opportunities for future development.

Parks Shop is located at 1306 3rd Ave N
Phone: 515-332-4280

Visit a Humboldt Park Today!
Park Hours 
6:00 AM – 10:00 PM Year Round 

Picnic tables are available at all City Parks. Call the Parks Shop for picnic table needs.


Eagle Ridge Park - 33 Acres

Eagle Ridge Park will be a 33 acre park located 
Northeast of the new Eagle Ridge housing development.  The beautiful space will have trails and many opportunities for enjoying nature.

Eagle Ridge Map


Parley Finch Plaza, Lady of the Mist Statue
Parley Finch Plaza

Located in the heart of downtown Humboldt on Sumner Avenue,  Parley Finch Plaza was constructed in 2013 during Humboldt's sesquicentennial year.  The defunct Finch building was demolished, making room for this open greenspace with benches and the Lady of the Mist statue formerly located in Taft Park.


Bicknell Park – 1.7 Acres

Located at 1st Avenue North and 9th Street North. Shelter, picnic tables, grills and playground equipment available at this area. This park is the location of the Frank Gotch statue. Excellent view of the Des Moines River. Very scenic in a heavily wooded area. 

Bicknell Park 


Beebe Park  George Beebe Park - .75 Acres

Located on 1st Avenue North and 10th Street North. Beebe Park has a shelter thanks to the Jack Bradley family, who contributed towards the park and the shelter. 


Hampson Hillside Park – 1.5 Acres  

Located on Sumner Avenue and Hall Street. An excellent spot for rest and relaxation. This is Humboldt’s best sledding hill during the winter months. 
Hampson Hillside Park Sign 


John Brown Park 

John Brown Park - 2.5 Acres

Located at 2nd Avenue South and 5th Street South.  Includes historic Liberty Fountain as the centerpiece, playground equipment, a baseball/softball backstop, open areas, and many benches to just sit and relax.  This park is the second oldest in the city.  Picnic tables are also provided.



Lake Nokomis Park – 1.3 Acres

Located near the West Des Moines River Dam Site. The park shelter offers electrical service and a beautiful view of the Des Moines River looking west  over Lake Nokomis with natural surroundings with picnic tables, horseshoe pits grills, boat dock, and a concrete boat ramp. 
Lake Nokomis 


Rainbow Park 

Rainbow Park - 1 Acre

 Located North of Rainbow Drive, this park has playground equipment, basketball courts and horseshoe courts.



Turtle Park – 1.1 Acres

Located on South 9th Street. Nice nature area on the bank of the West Fork of the Des Moines River with a playground. 
 Turtle Park


Tourist Park   Tourist Park – 2.2 Acres

Located below the Sumner Avenue Bridge on the west side of the West Fork of the Des Moines River. Very popular fishing area and nice natural setting with picnic tables available.


Worthington Park – 2 Acres

Located at 6th Avenue Southwest, across from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Recreational facilities for youth and adults, including new playground equipment for the kids, a wonderful gazebo and park shelter. 

Worthington Park 


Taft Park Playground 

 Taft Park – 9.4 Acres

Located on North Taft Street and 3rd Street North. Our largest park features newly remodeled basketball courts, sand volleyball, playing areas, picnic tables, grills, benches to sit and relax, and a shelter that can be used on a first-come-first served basis. Adult softball league and many little league games are held at the main ball diamond located here. A skate park is also located here. Taft Park has Humboldt’s largest community playground, Wildcat Wonderland. This is a very impressive site, which includes slides, swings, swinging platforms, tire nets, bucking broncos, terraces, and an outdoor classroom. 


Jim Heinz Youth Sports Complex – 4 Acres

Located on Highway 3 West near the Humboldt Airport. This facility includes three Little League baseball fields complete with electric scoreboards, concession stand, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking area. 

Jim Heinz Complex 


Fish Hatchery  Humboldt Fish Hatchery – 19 Acres

Every year the Parks & Recreation Department receive thousands of walleye fry from the Department of Natural Resources. The fry are raised in the ponds until they reach 2-3 inches in length and then they are released into the river. This program is at least partially responsible for the excellent walleye fishing that Humboldt enjoys. This is one of the few programs of its kind and is a truly unique asset for our community. In fact, this program benefits anglers from all of central and northwest Iowa.