Parks Department

Story City Park System

Travelers Park

  • Intersection of Broad Street and Factory Outlet Drive
  • Approximately 1 acre
  • Structures and other items: Lighted “Welcome” sign with ornamental bed and flagpoles

Jacobsen Playground Park

  • Intersection of River Hills Drive and Jacobson Drive
  • Approximately .5 acre
  • Playground equipment includes: 1-play structure for 5-12 year olds, swing set, and picnic tables

Jacobsen Park-South

  • Entrance at the South end of Sunrise Avenue
  • Approximately 32.2 acres
  • Structures and other items: Undeveloped area with asphalt bike path, Eagle Scout constructed fountain, concrete bench

Prairie Park

  • Corner of Broad Street and River Hills Drive
  • Approximately 7 acres
  • Recreational items: walking trail through restored prairie
  • Structures and other items: gazebo with electricity; picnic tables and lighted terrace; and drinking fountain

Water Tower Park

  • Located below the Story City Water Tower
  • Approximately .1 acre
  • Structures and other items:  open air picnic shelter with picnic table; concrete benches; picnic grill; ornamental planting beds

Larson Park

  • Located in the 100 block of Larson Avenue
  • Approximately 1.5 acres
  • Recreational items: slide; arched climber; whirl; swing set
  • Structures and other items:  picnic tables; picnic grills

McCormick Park

  • Located in the 1100 block of Lafayette Avenue; access from Lafayette Avenue
  • Approximately .5 acre
  • Playground equipment includes: play structure with slides, ladders, cargo net climber, 1oop climber, transfer point, decks; and swing set.

Story City Soccer Fields

  • Located at the North end of Holm Avenue
  • Approximately 10 acres
  • Area is utilized for the Story City Soccer Program and Flag Football
  • Approximately 1 acre of parking is available

City Hall Park

  • Located behind City Hall at 504 Broad Street
  • Approximately 1/10 of an acre
  • Structures and other items:  ornamental plantings; picnic table


  • 400 to 700 blocks of Park Avenue and Elm Avenue
  • Approximately 1 acre. Includes wide and narrow boulevards
  • Playground equipment includes: 2 swing sets
  • Structures and other items: picnic tables; ornamental plantings; sitting areas with benches; drinking fountain

South Park

  • South side of Broad Street
  • Approximately 21 acres
  • Playground equipment includes: swing set Other recreational items: bike path, lighted ball diamond; high school baseball diamond, 9 hole disc golf course
  • Structures and other items: enclosed picnic shelter with fireplace and electricity; picnic grills; picnic tables; ball diamond concession stand with one restroom and bleachers; baseball concession stand with restrooms and bleachers; suspension/swinging bridge; Skunk River dam with canoe access; concrete boat ramp; proposed handicap fishing platform along river
  • 2016 South Park Improvement Project

North Park

  • Intersection of Broad Street and Forest Avenue
  • Approximately 8.75 acres
  • Playground equipment includes: see-saws; swing sets; whirl; dome climber; tire swing; pony spring bouncer; wood play structure with slides, suspension bridge, crawl tunnel, and decks; preschool to five years old play structure with slides, tic-tac-toe board, crawl tube, cliff climber, vertical ladder, transfer point, and decks
  • Other recreational items: lighted basketball court; 2 tennis courts; swimming pool; little league baseball diamond with lights and bleachers
  • Structures and other items: Enclosed Scandinavian style shelter house with restrooms and kitchen; lighted band-shell; 2 open air picnic shelters, concrete “S” picnic table; picnic grills; picnic tables; drinking fountains; enclosed antique carousel