Parks & Recreation

We work hard, we play hard. Hawarden has been working diligently to provide our residents with the best opportunities in recreation. We have an outdoor pool, 3 softball diamonds, 3 baseball diamonds, 6 community parks and 1 commercial fitness center.

Summer Activities

Summer Rec Program

This program offers baseball and softball for boys and girls in K- 5th grade and golf for 5th – 8th grade students. The season runs for 6 weeks beginning the end of May. This program offers daily practices, weekly league games, tournaments, and a fun and safe environment for the kids. Pre-registration and fee is required.
Summer Rec Hotline:  551-2260
Summer Rec Website:
Facebook Page:


For girls & boys who are 4 & 5 year old (4 before June 1 – no exceptions) & older who are not eligible to be in the K-1 program.
No registration or fee is required.
T-ball is held the 1st 4 Monday’s in June from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the high school fields.
Children must wear tennis shoes, bring a glove & have an adult along to help.

Baseball, Softball & Golf

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Boys and Girls. $30 fee.

PeeWee League:  Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Little League: 2nd and 3rd grade

Junior League: 4th – 5th grade

Golf for 5th – 8th grade boys and girls. $20 fee.

Practices will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays and games on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Baseball & softball schedules will be handed out in school closer to date.
Registration forms can also be picked up at the City offices or at the West Sioux School

Registration Form


1:00-5:00 p.m. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday’s


Daily Rates
Free-6 & under (must be accompanied by an adult)
$4.00-ages 7 to 13
$5.00-14 & up
$20.00 Lap Swim (Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 & 5:45-6:30)

*Wading pool is free
*Someone 14 or older must supervise children under 7.

Season Passes
$55.00 Single Pass
$110.00 Family Pass
$20.00 Lap Swim Pass
$20.00 Babysitter Pass

Visitor’s Pass
$30.00 Single pass
$40.00 Family Pass
These passes are valid for 2 weeks only.
All passes may be purchased at the city offices or the swimming pool.

Swimming Lessons
The Hawarden swimming pool offers swimming lessons for Levels 1 – 5.
Registration forms can be picked up at Hawarden City Offices or downloaded from here Public Lessons.

Class sessions: Levels 4 & 5 are held in June for 2 weeks and Levels 1-3 are held in June for 2 weeks.
Cost of lessons is $25 for Hawarden in-city-limit residents and $30 for non-residents.

Rental Facilities

To reserve any of the following facilities or meeting space, please contact City Offices at 712.551.2565

Hawarden City Park Enclosed Shelter

Hawarden Community Center – Perfect for conferences, weddings, family reunions and conventions.

Meeting Rooms upstairs in City Offices (elevator available)

Camping Sites

Available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Seven spots are located on the southeast corner of 15th St/Avenue E and 4 spots are just south of there, in Veteran’s Memorial Park, closer to the swimming pool.  Each pad rents for $15 per night, has complete hook-up water, sewer, choice of 20, 30 or 50 amp for electric, and has cable hookups.  Payment can either be brought into the City Offices at 1150 Central Ave between the hours of 7:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. or can be put in an envelope, along with pad number that you’re paying for, and deposited in a box found at both locations.