Places to See

Visit Adel, Iowa and discover the fun!

Please note that all City Park facilities will close for the season October 15th. Water will be shut off and the restrooms will be closed. Playground areas and general park space are open year-round.

Kinnick/Feller Park: Along North 9th Street

This is Adel’s largest and oldest city park. There are volleyball courts, softball fields, and a football field with cinder track. You will also find the public swimming pool, city cemetery, and playground equipment. There is also a boat ramp to the Raccoon River and full park amenities including park benches, grills, 2 shelters, restrooms and a water source. Please contact Adel City Hall to reserve shelter space at (515) 993-4525.

Island Park: 2400 Nantucket Road

This park provides amenities for tent and mobile-home campers such as a water source, restrooms, showers, electrical outlets and fire pits. It also has soccer fields, a basketball court, paved roads, horseshoe pits, a shelter and playground equipment. It is a great place to fish and boat with a portage/boat ramp to navigate the low-head dam. Please contact Adel City Hall for camp site information (515) 993-4525.

Evans Park: Along South 12th Street

Accessible from South 11th Street and Cassidy Curve, this park offers a newly paved 1/2 mile walking path, playground equipment, picnic shelter, restrooms, and disc golf course. Please contact Adel City Hall to reserve shelter space at (515) 993-4525.

Community Stage and Pavilion: Corner of 10th and Main Streets

The latest edition to the Adel landscape is the Stage and Pavilion, constructed in 2009, this new facility is available for weddings, concerts, and gathering of all types. Reservations for the stage are made though the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce.

Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail
Adel is the trailhead for the Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail featuring 56 miles of paved trail through natural beauty winding across Dallas, Guthrie, and Greene Counties. The recreational trail was opened in 1989. Interpretive signs along the scenic trail educate users about historic sites. The Raccoon River Valley Trail Association organizes events along the trail throughout the year. Read an interview with Chuck and Carla Offenburger of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association!

Dallas County Fairgrounds

Home to many shows and events, the fairgrounds are located north of Adel along highway 169. The grounds offer amenities for tent and mobile-home campers, Entertainment Plaza, race track, Community building and more. Reservation of fairground buildings are available year round!