Van Buren County Parks Department

Find Van Buren County Iowa parks departments, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, and recreational land use.


Van Buren County Parks 816 Franklin Street Keosauqua IA 52565 319-293-3589


About the Van Buren County Parks Department

The Van Buren County Parks Department usually refers to a Van Buren County or local government agency that is responsible for a wide range of public facilities used for active or passive recreation or as open spaces in Van Buren County, IA. These include Van Buren County public parks, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor pools, other sports facilities, trails, and nature preserves.

You may contact the Parks Department for questions about:
  • Van Buren County parks and recreation facilities
  • Park permits
  • Community events in Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Recreation and athletic programs
  • Van Buren County Parks Department jobs and employment
Van Buren County Public Parks

The maintenance of Van Buren County Parks Department facilities is a central responsibility of the Parks Departments. Using a combination of Department employees and contractual service providers, Parks Departments keep Van Buren County facilities clean and in good repair. They may also plan and manage upgrades, expansions, and capital improvements to Van Buren County parks in response to the aging of facilities or changes in public demand. The Van Buren County Department of Parks and Recreation is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating the use of their facilities. A variety of clubs, sports leagues, and community groups utilize park facilities in Van Buren County. Parks Departments attempt to accommodate and balance the needs of the Van Buren County community in making facilities available to interested groups and the general public and may issue Van Buren County park permits for authorized use.

Community Park Programs & Events

The Van Buren County Parks Department also provides programs, activities, and services with its own staff and resources. Parks Department programs include youth and adult swim lessons, Little League baseball and other organized sports, fitness classes, and summer camps. The Van Buren County Parks Department also runs programs in partnership with other Van Buren County community organizations. The Parks and Recreation Department is often in charge of organizing special events such as Van Buren County 4th of July celebrations, other holiday events, fishing derbies, and festivals.

State Parks in Van Buren County

Van Buren County State Parks are the responsibility of the Iowa State Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protections. The U.S. National Parks Service (NPS) manages all national parks, as well as many national monuments and other properties with special designations.