Adel is home to approximately 4,000 people. We are located in Dallas County Iowa about 13 miles West of the intersection of Interstate 80 and Interstate 35. Adel has been a community since 1847, growing with pride, to be the community it is today. Adel is one of a few towns in Iowa with brick streets paving the down-town area. Our brick streets connect us to our past much like this Web site connects us to our future.
Welcome to Adel, Iowa. We're glad you came to visit and we hope you enjoy this site. Please let us know what you think along with any suggestions of things you'd like to see on this site by using our comments form or by calling city hall (515) 993-4525.
2013 Adel Swimming Pool Information
Construction progress at the Adel Family Aquatic Center has recently been slowed to due cold and damp spring weather. However, the Aquatic Center is still on track to open for public use in late-June or early-July. Recently the Adel City Council voted to open the old City Pool on June 1st to offer the public a place to swim and have Red Cross Swimming Lessons until the Adel Family Aquatic Center opens. Season pass and Red Cross Swim Lesson sign-ups will be taken on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-9pm at Adel City Hall, and also on June 1st from 8-11am at Adel City Hall. For Swim Lesson Dates and Information click HERE. For Daily admission rates and Season Pass Fees for both Pool Facilities click HERE.
Do you need Internet access to stay
The City has several wireless hotspots including Brick Street Books and Café and the Public Library. There are also computers connected to the internet via broadband available for public use at the Adel Public Library, Dallas County Human Services, Iowa State Extension Office and limited usage at Adel Assisted Living. The City has several broadband service providers. Please contact City Hall for a complete listing. For further information on Broadband availability and awareness click on the link to go to Connect Iowa. http://www.connectiowa.org/
Adel Implements Residential Tax Abatement
This program has been amended to allow homes built through 2016 to be eligible for 100% tax abatement for 7 years. For more information about this new program - please click here.
Adel Aquatic Center Information
Construction recently began on the Adel Family Aquatic Center. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held Friday, July 27th at the pool site. The pool is scheduled to open to the public for use in June 2013. Please check back often for construction updates and progress pictures. General project funding and other information, see the information below.
The Parks & Recreation Commission and City Council Resolutions may be found by clicking here. It is the intent of the Parks Commission to ask the voters to vote to rescind the one cent sales tax once the new facility's debt is retired. The reason a sunset clause was not built into the ballot language is to provide for more flexibility in financing the debt of the facility, thus providing for better interest and principal terms.
For additional information about the project, including timelines, technical information, photos and proposed site plans, please click here. For updated Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenue and expense information and summary of this special account, please click here.
Thank you for your support of the Adel Aquatic Center.