Parks

Parks

New Hampton is home to six beautiful parks.  Each with their own amenities, features, landscapes, and ambiance.  There are many places to take a scenic walk, play with your children, have picnics, and enjoy the outdoors!  Please take a look at what our parks have to offer!


Mikkelson Park

"Home of the Wooden Wonderland"

Mikkelson Park

Location:  Hwy 24 East
Facilities: 

  • 7 Picnic Shelters  (To rent these shelters see "Rent a Shelter" below)
  • Municipal Swimming Pool and Water Slide
  • Wooden Wonderland
  • Skateboard Park
  • Bandshell (Also available for Rent)
  • Campground
  • Restrooms
  • Playground areas
  • Softball Field (2)
  • Baseball Field
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Fitness Trail (with work out stations)
  • Open play areas

Runion Park

Runion Park

Location:  Broadway & Hale
Facilities:

  • 1 Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Basketball Court
  • Softball Field

Stolz Park

Stolz Park

Location:  Bigelow and Hamilton
Facilities:

  • Winter Ice Rink
  • Basketball Court
  • Softball Field

Garnant Park/Pond

"True Tranquility"

Garnant Park/Pond

Location:  4th Avenue South
Facilities:

  • Picnic Shelter
  • Walking trail around Pond
  • Fishing Pond
  • Large Fishing dock
  • Sand beach
  • Portable Restroom

Sheakley Park

Sheakley Park

Location:  Sheakley & Wilson
Facilities:

  • Playground Toys
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Scenic Stream

Randall Park

Randall Park

Location:  North Foley
Facilities:

  • Picnic Shelters
  • Restroom
  • Gazebo
  • Playground Toys
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Half Basketball Court
  • "Mini" Disc Golf

Rent A Shelter!

The Perfect Place for Your Next Party

Rent A Shelter!

Shelters are available for rent at Mikkelson, Runion, Randall, and Garnant Parks.  It's great for birthday parties, work picnics, reunions, and any other gatherings!

Rental Fee: 
$35 for the whole day, your name will be posted on the shelter.
To Rent:  Stop by our office or call us 641-394-5464.
**Reservations begin on the first Monday after the January 1st Holiday for that year.

Click on the pdf link below to see where the shelters are located at Mikkelson Park!

The Bandshell

The Bandshell

Located at Mikkelson Park, Hwy 24 E.  The Bandshell has been a historic monument for well over 50 years.  We are lucky to have such a wonderful place to gather and watch concerts, entertainers, have festivals, and enjoy the arts! 
**If your group or organization is interested in renting the Bandshell please give us a call at 641-394-5464.

News

Jendro Sanitation Collection Information

Posted: Tue, June 13, 2017
New Hampton Residents, please note the following changes in Jendro Sanitation's collection schedule:

-Due to the 4th of July holiday, all Monday & Tuesday routes will be collected on Monday, July 3; no recycling this week.

-Due to RAGBRAI, Thursday residential trash & recycling will be collected on Wednesday, July 26 starting at 5 am.
     --All commercial & dumpster routes will run on the normal collection day but may be collected earlier or later depending on the amount of riders in the area.
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Housing-Contractors Meeting

Posted: Thu, April 27, 2017
One of the big projects the Economic Development Office has been working on over the last several months is the shortage of single family housing available in our community.  We are working with many different groups of individuals from our community including realtors, bankers, IDC board members, and contractors.

We will be holding a housing meeting with area contractors on Tuesday, May 2 at 8 am in the Community Center Building.  This meeting is open to any contractors wanting to attend.  If you have any questions, contact Tammy or Megan at 641-394-2437.
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Lunch & Learn Opportunity

Posted: Thu, April 20, 2017
For any business, being able to connect with potential customers is an incredibly valuable tool. What's even more valuable is connecting with those customers at the exact moment they are searching for the products and services you offer on the internet.

VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber of Commerce are providing an exciting learning opportunity during Small Business Week to help you use techniques developed by Google to improve your online marketing initiatives to bring more customers to your business's front door. The education will center around three key objectives:

-Growing Your Business Online
-Promoting Your Business With Google Adwords
-How Brands Win in Moments that Matter

All education materials for this event have been prepared by Google. VGM Forbin will be on hand to present the materials, answer your questions, and lead discussions about best practices.

Event Details

Where: The New Hampton Community Center: 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton, IA 50659
Cost: $5 per attendee
When: Tuesday, May 2 at noon (lunch will be provided)
Who: Event will be hosted by VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber
What You'll Receive: Education on online branding techniques from industry experts and Google-branded merchandise

To reserve your spot, call the Chamber at 394-2021.
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