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 (Mrs. Engleman’s home)
Summer Rec Website:


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

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Boys and Girls. 
$20 fee.

PeeWee League:  Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Little League: 2nd and 3rd grade

Junior League: 4th – 5th grade

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

2017 Registration Form


Golf for 5th – 8th grade boys and girls.
2017 Golf Only Registration Form for 5th-8th grade


1:00-5:00 p.m.
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Monday through Sunday


Daily Rates
Free-6 & under (must be accompanied by an adult)
$3.00-ages 7 to 13
$4.00-14 & up
$1.00 Lap Swim (Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 & 5:45-6:30)  Lap Swim will not be held during the 2 weeks of swimming lessons in June and the 2 weeks of swimming lessons in July.

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

Season Passes
$40.00 Single Pass
$80.00 Family Pass
$15.00 Lap Swim Pass
$15.00 Babysitter Pass

Visitor’s Pass
$15.00 Single pass
$25.00 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.

Class sessions: 
Levels 4 & 5 are held in June for 2 weeks and
 Levels 1-3 are held in July for 2 weeks.
Cost of lessons is $20 for Hawarden in-city-limit residents and $25 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 $10 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.