Parks & Recreation
Take your family and your pets out for some fresh air in one of the City of Adel’s beautiful parks! We have parks available for all situations. Start planning your picnic, basketball game, or cookout—we have the park space and the resources you need! Check out one of our featured parks listed above or one of the many wonderful public parks listed below.
Check out our online activity guide for spring/summer 2020 for information on all the programs and amenities our department has available for you.
Parks & Recreation Department
The City’s Parks & Recreation Department operates and manages the City’s parks and recreation programs with the following staff:
Nick Schenck: Parks & Recreation Director
Sadie Mudder: Aquatics/Recreation Supervisor
Curtis Waddingham: Parks Superintendent
Warren Barcus: Parks/Street Laborer
In 2016, we developed two acres of the Aquatic Center park into a dog park (1800 S. 15th). We welcome your canine friends of all sizes—there are separate fenced-in areas for small and large dogs. The dog park also features waste stations and fun obstacles for your dogs to play on! Bring your furry friends for an outing today.
Enjoy Dallas County’s first municipal archery range! The range includes five shooting lanes that can accommodate up to 10 archers at once. A permit is required to use the archery range; contact Adel City Hall for more details. The range is located just east of Fuller Petroleum (1505 Old Portland Road).
Visit Brickyard Park, a 3-acre park that also serves as a trailhead for the Raccoon River Valley Trail. There are park benches, a picnic shelter, and bike racks available. Start your trip on the trail from Brickyard Park or simply enjoy its amenities for a calm morning or afternoon picnic! This park is located on S. 18th Street just north of Brickyard Road near the trail.
Collaborators in park creation
- City of Adel
- United Brick and Tile Company
- Dallas County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Dallas County Conservation Board.
Little League Ballfields
Whether you or your child are involved in baseball or softball, you can catch a game at the Little League Ballfields! The ballfields are located near Kinnick-Feller park and are regularly used for little league softball and baseball games. Batting cages and equipment storage buildings are located on the property as well. The park also features a small wooden playground structure for your children to enjoy.
Ballfield reservations and guidelines
Adel ballfields are in very high demand during the youth baseball, softball, and adult league seasons. To meet every user’s needs, the Parks and Recreation Department has the following guidelines: Adel Parks and Rec programs have #1 priority when in season; any other users may reserve available practice time by calling the Park/Rec. office at (515) 993-4525.
Take a break for your bike ride at the Pedal Plaza, a small station designed for bikers to rest! Pedal Plaza is located at the intersections of Nile Kinnick Drive South (Highway 169), which runs into the town square. There are benches and drinking fountains for when you need a break, as well as a bike repair station to help get you back on the trail. An informational kiosk is available here for those unfamiliar with the area.
Put on a show or hold your next event at Raccoon Pavilion! The Pavilion serves as a great gathering space for community events, and the community house on the property can be rented out for events like birthdays, picnics, and more.
The stage/pavilion located in Adel next to Raccoon Bank is available to rent for outdoor events. The fee is $30 without electricity and $50 with electricity. To reserve the pavilion, contact Adel City Hall at (515) 993-4525 or complete the reservation form here and send to email@example.com. Please note that outdoor events with amplified sound or music may
require a sound permit.