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Parks & Trails

Nashua is home to four beautiful public parks. They feature campgrounds, shelters, boat ramps, many recreation activities, wide spanning green space, trails and comfortable places to just relax.

CEDAR VIEW PARK

400 Charles City Road

Situated alongside the picturesque Cedar Lake, beautiful Cedar View Park offers camping, boat ramps, picnic areas, 6 charcoal grills, sand volleyball, and playgrounds. There are two sand beaches offering a pleasant place to swim and sunbathe, each beach has a swimming platform in the water for kids and the kids-at-heart to enjoy. There are horseshoe pits and a skate park as well as modern playground equipment for children. Three picnic shelters are available and can be reserved at City Hall. This family oriented 18 acre park is a great oasis for locals and area visitors alike.

Features

RECREATION

  • Sand Volleyball Courts

  • Horseshoe Toss

  • Playground

  • Skate Park

  • Large Green Space

ACCESS

  • City Campground

  • Shelters

  • Public Restroom & Showers

  • Boat Ramps

  • Sandy Beaches

  • 6 Charcoal Grills

HAUSER WILDLIFE

AREA

11611 Vail Avenue

Clarksville, Iowa

NELSON

WILDLIFE AREA

1345 250th Street

Ionia, Iowa

WAPSI JUNCTION

PARK

2586 Ivanhoe Avenue

Ionia, Iowa

UPPER WAPSI

WILDLIFE AREA

9 Miles East of Nashua along Highway 346

VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARK

Veteran's Drive

Veterans Memorial Park provides a stunning tribute to Veterans of America’s Armed Forces. Veterans Memorial Park is a destination for avid fishermen and provides a water launch and portage for personal vessels between Cedar Lake and the Cedar River. Several benches and shade trees provide ample opportunity for relaxation and reflection. The park offers a picnic shelter and a charcoal grill. Veterans Memorial Park is located immediately East of the dam accessible via Veterans Drive.

Features

RECREATION

  • Fishing

  • Several Benches & Shade Trees

  • View Stunning Tributes to our Armed Forces

ACCESS

  • Water Launch (personal vessels)

  • Picnic Shelter, 20' x 12'

  • 1 Charcoal Grill

Great Fishing Spots!

LAKESHORE PARK

350 Lakeshore Drive

Lakeshore Park features a 1 mile walking trail through lush, green canopies of trees and wide open spaces. You may encounter people relaxing on a grassy slope or boaters and fishermen utilizing the boat ramp and dock. The park provides a picnic shelter, gazebo, picnic patio, and a charcoal grill. A restroom is available for park guests. Lakeshore Park is pleasant, uncrowded, and relaxing.

Features

RECREATION

  • Walking Trail

  • Large Green Space

ACCESS

  • Boat Ramp

  • Dock

  • Picnic Shelter, 12' x 12'

  • Gazebo, 10' x 10'

  • Restroom

CANNON PARK

200 Sample Street

High atop the Southern shoreline of Cedar Lake, Cannon Park provides a peaceful retreat with a panoramic view of the lake. The 1.5 acre park provides a gazebo and picnic table with 3 charcoal grills. The iconic cannon on display was captured during WWII. Parking is available on the East end of the park.

Features

RECREATION

  • Gazebo, 12' x 12'

  • View the iconic WWII cannon

ACCESS

  • 3 Charcoal Grills

  • Picnic Table

Discover rich history!

Nashua Area County & State Parks

NASHUA CEDAR

RIVER ACCESS

Intersection of Woodbridge Street and Jackman Street

(2 Blocks East of Main Street behind Five Start Co-Op)

HOWARDS

WOODS

2555 Addison Ave.

  • 20 Acres along the River

  • Hiking

  • River Fishing

  • Picnic Shelter

  • Boat Ramp into the Cedar River

PEARL ROCK CANOE

LAUNCH SITE

1072 305th Street

CEDAR RIVER

WILDLIFE AREA

3 Miles South of Nashua, East of Hwy 218 at mile marker 216

  • 59 Acres of Public Hunting, Bird Watching & Fishing