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Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park

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  1. Baseball / Softball
  2. Basketball
  3. Giving Garden
  4. Golf Driving Range
  5. Parking
  6. Pickle Ball
  7. Picnic Areas
  8. Playground
  9. Sledding Hill
  10. Soccer
  11. Tennis
  12. Volleyball
  13. Walking Path

The Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park, opened in 1994, is home to eight youth softball and baseball fields, outdoor basketball courts, a tennis court, four pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, three youth soccer fields, a golf driving range, several playground areas, three shelter houses, a sledding hill, community gardens, green spaces, and a one and a half mile outdoor walking path. An outdoor ice skating rink is open during the cold winter months.

The playground areas feature play structures from Miracle Recreation Equipment, the company founded by the late Claude W. Ahrens in Grinnell. Installed in 2018, the new playgrounds - one for 3-5 year-olds and one for 5-12 year-olds, feature a wide range of play structures and sensory play panels throughout. The younger playground offers handicap accessible features to offer inclusive play for all children. The accessibility features of this playground include ramped units and transfer points for wheelchair bound children, as well as sensory play panels for kids of all abilities. The transfer points allow kids to use their upper bodies to crawl through play areas. The swing set in the younger children's unit has an "inclusive seat," a chair with a high back and shoulder harness. Surfacing for all of the areas includes rubber poured in place and rubber mulch, considered the #1 safest play surface for playgrounds. The older age appropriate playground area features Miracle's "biggest and best" Mega Tower with six different slides.

The Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park is owned by the Ahrens Park Foundation. To schedule use of their facilities contact the foundation office at 641-236-5518 or see their website: