Oelwein Municipal Parks
1. Appreciation Park
Size: 1 acre. Located at 1st Avenue and 1st Street SW, this park is also known as Orville Christophel Memorial or Log Cabin Park. The park offers a historical monument from days of yore, picnic tables, benches, and parking for downtown shopping.
2. City Park
Size: 69 acres. Located on South Frederick this park is frontage property to a 55 acre artificial lake named Lake Oelwein. The park offers picnic shelters with tables, open play area, tennis court, sand volleyball and horseshoe courts, restroom facilities, modern and primitive camping, and dump station. The park offers "No Wake" boating access to Lake Oelwein. This park is the home to new playground equipment installed with the help of the Kids Playground Fund.
3. Levin Park
Size: 2 acres. Located at 4th Avenue and 4 1/2 Street SW, this park offers picnic tables, open play field and is bordered by a natural wooded environment.
4. Platt's Park
Size: 16 acres. Located at 7th Street and 7th Avenue SE, this park offers 1.25 miles of foot paths, picnic shelters and tables, playground equipment, horseshoe court, restrooms, and a large playfield. This park is the home of a Gazebo and "Trail of Dreams" created by Oelwein Care Center. This park is the home to new playground equipment installed with the help of the Kids Playground Fund.
5. Redgate Park
Size: 24 acres. Located on West Charles Street, this park offers a large wooded area, as well as picnic facilities, playground equipment, tennis court, horseshoe courts, restrooms and Bocce Ball courts. This park has new playground equipment installed by the Kids Playground Fund.6.
Size: 3 acres. Located at 2nd Street and Hillside Drive, this park offers a basketball court, playground equipment, picnic facilities, new and improved tennis courts, and new playground equipment installed by the Kids Playground Fund.
7. Sports Complex
Size: 32 acres. Located on 20th Street across from Oelwein Landscaping this park will offer two soccer fields, two Softball Fields, and two baseball fields. The complex is restricted in use, for league play only. Modern restrooms, concessions stand, and drinking fountains will be available. Completion of this project depends on money and volunteer help.
8. Walter P. Chrysler Park
Size: 2 acres. Located at North Frederick and 2nd Street, these two small parks are often referred to as "Twin Parks" or formerly "Gazebo Park". Dedicated to Walter P. Chrysler who once resided in Oelwein, this park offers a gazebo with picnic facilities, water fountain and flower gardens. Last year the park received a highway planting of Thunderchild Flowering Crabapple Trees through an Arbor Day Challenge Grant and Oelwein Trees Forever. The park held the dedication of the Korean and Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, donated by the McNamara family in 1998.
9. Wing's Park
Size: 24 acres. Located at 4th Street and 5th Avenue NE, Wing's Park is the home of the Oelwein Family Aquatics Center. The park offers picnic shelters and tables, tennis courts, 3 softball fields, basketball court, horseshoe courts, restrooms, and playground equipment installed with the help of the Kids Playground Fund.
10. Oelwein Family Aquatics Center
Located at 411 4th Street NE, this facility offers a zero-depth entry pool, 150 foot water slide, 6 racing lanes, 1 and 3 meter diving boards, sunning deck & grass areas, modern changing facilities, playground facility, concessions facility, and a 9-hole miniature golf course. It's the "cool" place to be on a hot summer's day!