Parks & Recreation

20230524 Edmundson Parl

Edmundson Park

Edmundson Park, located in the southwest quadrant of Oskaloosa at the corner of 11th Avenue (Beacon Road) and Edmundson Drive, is 60 acres of beautifully manicured landscape and is Oskaloosa's largest city park.  Edmundson offers a scenic 10 foot wide concrete recreation trail, a 1.5 acre pond for fishing, an 18 hole disc golf course, three (3) ball diamonds, an outdoor swimming pool, numerous picnic tables, and seven (7) park shelters of various sizes. The park is also home to the Oskaloosa Dog Park offering areas for both small and large dogs. In addition, a beautiful 18 hole golf course, Edmundson Golf Course, is also located within the park.  Edmundson Park was built between 1936-1938 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to the native stone and timber landscape design from the Depression Era. 

Please Note: Playground equipment at Edmundson Park has been removed, excluding the rocket slide. New equipment is anticipated Summer 2023.

VanderWilt Park

VanderWilt Park is located at the corner of Santa Clara Street and Orchard Avenue in the northwest quadrant of Oskaloosa. The park offers two (2) little league baseball fields. Drinking fountain are on during the summer season, and restroom facilities are available.

Chief Mahaska and Bandstand 2023City Square

The original "City Park" is located at the corner of High Avenue East and South Market Street in the heart of Oskaloosa and is home to our historic Bandstand. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, or make use of any of the several benches and enjoy the Oskaloosa City Band as they perform at 8:00 PM every Thursday, June through August, weather permitting. Check the City calendar for events traditionally held in the Square such as Art on the Square in June, Sweet Corn Serenade in August, and the annual lighted Christmas parade in December.  The park comprises the public square established by the original plat of Oskaloosa in 1844 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Keating Jaycee Park

Keating Jaycee Park is located at the intersection of South I Street and 4th Avenue West in the southwest quadrant of Oskaloosa. This park offers a playground for young children and a small grassy play area. Picnic tables are available, bring lunch and enjoy the quiet neighborhood! Keating is one of the parks started by the local Jaycees. an organization made up of young professionals and referred to as junior chamber of commerce members. 

Hewitt Jaycee Park

Also in the northwest quadrant of Oskaloosa, the Hewitt Jaycee Park is located on C Avenue West a between K Street and J Street, with parking located on C Avenue West. The park offers a playground for children, a swing set, and a basketball court. Enjoy the open grass areas and the quiet neighborhood.