Boone City Park Information

John Rouse, Parks Director

Boone City Parks
724 Lincoln Ave
Boone, IA 50036
Office hours are: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday

Mike Cornelis, Park Superintendent 515-432-6454
Julie Meimann, Park Administrative Assistant 515-432-4211 ext. 1129


The Boone City Park Commission is dedicated to provide facilities and promote ideas that allow all people to enjoy their leisure time in a safe and healthy environment.

Park Commission

The Boone Park Commission is a five member board who are elected by the citizens of Boone. They hire the Parks Director, set goals and advise on park operations. Parks provides you with facilities for your outdoor activities.

The departments work together to bring you recreation facilities that can bring you hours of enjoyment.

Commission meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Park Office 724 Lincoln Ave. . Minutes for Commission Meetings are available HERE.

Park Commissioners

4 Year terms
Everett Johnson, December 31, 2017
Amy Landas, December 31, 2017
Mike Swarts, December 31, 2017
Taylor Tidgren, December 31, 2020
Brenda Wafful, December 31, 2020

Public Mulch located at 1721 McHose Dr. South of the Water Pollution Control Plant

Ice Skating Rink Warming House Hours with volunteer staffing
Volunteer for Ice Rink Background check fill out and return to City Hall Parks Dept. or
email your form to questions call Julie at 515-432-4211 x1129 your background check will have to be approved before you can volunteer. Check out the Warming House hours and call Julie at 432-4211 x 1129 to set up your volunteer time/s.
Ice Skate Rink has a limited number of skates for rent at $2.00 per pair.

Rule for Ice Skating Rink
No skating when posted
Enter Rink from ramp only
Stay off yellow bumpers
No hitting pucks towards building
Hockey goals at South end ONLY
Ice Rink closes at 9 pm when the lights go off automatically.


Boone City Park Information

ANDERSON PARK – 1010 Aldrich Avenue: Image Neighborhood Park with playground, basketball court and open shelter.

CAP ERBE PARK AND WILDLIFE PRESERVE - 2001 S.E. Linn : Image 6 acre Park contains 3.5 acre restored prairie, prairie identification garden, walking path, restrooms, 3 open shelters, playground, and large open play field.

CUMMINGS PLAYGROUND – 710 Jefferson: Image Neighborhood Park with playground, open shelter, basketball court, 2 ball fields & large open play field.

FRANKLIN PARK - 1210 Carroll : Image Neighborhood Park with a playground .

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK- 821 Story : Image Downtown Park with a wall mural, CNW Railroad caboose, veteran's memorial monument.

Herman Pavilion – 621 S Greene: Image 35-acre Park has a large open Pavilion, restrooms, playground, woodland trails and old township cemetery. Pavilion can be rented for group events.

JOHN HANSEN MEMORIAL SKATE RINK AND SHELTER – 410 Park Avenue: Ice skating during the winter months, with enclosed shelter for warming.

Herman Trail Shelter: Image

LARREW PARK -  1129 Harrison; Image Small neighborhood playground & open shelter

LINWOOD PARK CEMETERY - 609 Forest Avenue Image

LITTLE LEAGUE PARK – 314 W. 2nd; Image This is dedicated to Little League with 7 ball fields, playground, restrooms & open shelter
Information about Boone Little League Teams

LOWELL PARK – 1431 16th: Image 8.3 acre Park with reconstructed prairie occupying 6 acres with a trail and gazebo, open space with a playground & open shelter.

McHOSE PARK : Image Map

Boone Municipal Pool – 1100 Francis Mason Dr. Image Heated swimming pool with 105 foot water slide. Pool is located in McHose Park.

Canine Corral -Dog Park see McHose Park Map 2.5 acres on Maple Canyon Dr are set aside with a five foot tall chain link fence surrounding the area. It is divided into two areas, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs with agility equipment. An entry area in front so owners can de-leash their dogs.

J.B. MCHOSE PARK & SHELTER – 1215 Francis Mason Dr. Image Largest Park located on the South side has 2 enclosed rental shelters, open shelters, 3 ball fields, 6 tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball court, 6 playgrounds, nature trail, equestrian area, fishing pond, Teddy Roosevelt statue and kiosk, bike trail & disc golf. Pool is located within McHose Park.

Tennis Court -1200 Francis Mason Dr. Image

Volleyball Court-1200 Francis Mason Dr. Image

SCOUT CABIN – 1401 Francis Mason Dr.: Image Rental shelter, restrooms, close to Teddy Roosevelt playground and hiking trails.

GUTTERRIDGE SHELTER – 410 Park Ave: Image Rental shelter close to hiking area with swing set and pit toilet outside.

Disc Golf Course 1401 Francis Mason Dr. Image

MEMORIAL PARK Ball Field– 711 19th : Image Boone Babe Ruth baseball & high school baseball are played here.

MEMORIAL PARK SHELTER 711 19th- Image 3 acre Park on the North side of Boone with a playground, 2 tennis courts, 12 horseshoe courts, basketball court and rental shelter w/porch.
Tennis Courts Image Memorial Park
Horseshoe pits Image Memorial Park

MILES-LEE PARK – 509 Franklin: Image Neighborhood Park in West Boone with playground, open shelter, WWII Battle of the Bulge Monument, walking trail & small play field.

MILWAUKEE PARK – 1614 S.E. Linn: Image Neighborhood Park with playground, open shelter

SENHOLZ MEMORIAL PARK -  222 Mamie Eisenhower: Image
Recreation trail here goes south to McHose Park with a small open shelter

City Parks - Map

Enclosed Shelter Renter Information and Regulation.

Boone City Parks has five shelters available for rental. The J.B. McHose Shelter located a ¼ mile south of the Park Ave entrance on Frances Mason Dr. The Scout Cabin located a ¼ mile north of the Hwy 30 rest area on Frances Mason Dr. The Memorial Shelter is located north of the railroad track on Story St. to 19th and turn left. The Floyd Gutterridge Shelter located 3 blocks west of Story St. on the south side of Park Ave.

J.B. McHose Shelter -1215 Francis Mason Dr -Seating capacity 120, 100 chairs, 14-8ft folding tables, approx open area inside 40' x 40'. Kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink with hot and cold water.  Fireplace.  Flush toilet inside and adjacent building.  Close to playground, softball diamond, swimming pool, kids fishing pond, hiking trails, tennis and volleyball courts.

Scout Cabin - 1401 Francis Mason Dr-Seating capacity 80, 60 chairs, 10-8ft folding tables, approx . open inside area 40' x 25'.  Stove, refrigerator, sink with cold water , heater, fireplace, flush toilets outside.  Close to playground, hiking trails and kids fishing pond.

Memorial Shelter - 711 19th St- Seating capacity 50, 40 chairs, 6-8ft folding tables, approx. inside open area 40' x 20'. Kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink with hot and cold water. Flush toilet inside. Close to a playground, horseshoe pits, tennis and basketball courts.

Floyd Gutterridge Shelter -410 Park Ave.-Seating capacity 50, 40 chairs, 6-8ft folding tables, approx. inside open area 30' x 36'. Kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, furnace and water outside.  Pit toilet outside.  Close to playground, hiking trails and horse arena.

*Scout Cabin and Gutterridge will be available from October through April, with additional $20 charge per day for heat. NO water during the above months and portable toilet is outside the shelters.
McHose Shelter , Herman Pavilion and Memorial are not available from Mid October through April.

Renter Responsibility: Renter will be billed for any damage or clean up costs.  Building must be cleaned before vacated.  Renter may remain at building for one hour past park closing time for clean up purposes only.  Park closes at 11 p.m.

Put away all folding chairs and tables.
Set all picnic tables outside.
Make sure stove, water and lights are turned off.  Leave refrigerator on.
Put out fires.  (NOT WITH fire extinguisher)
Shut and lock all windows and doors.
Sweep the floor and set garbage outside (unless posted on refrigerator to leave inside).
Clean up litter outside associated with your group.

Alcohol: Alcohol is permitted on premises. It is the renter’s responsibility to insure that all persons under 21 years of age are prohibited from consuming any alcoholic beverages in or around rented shelter. The City of Boone is not liable for any accident or injury due to alcoholic consumption.

Fire Extinguisher: Each building is equipped with an all-purpose fire extinguisher for your safety.  Please do not discharge extinguisher unless necessary.

Cancellations: Please inform the Parks Department of your cancellations as soon as possible so that others may use the facility.  Rental Fees are non-refundable.

Key Pick Up & Return: Come to Boone City Parks' parking lot at 724 Lincoln Avenue (at the south end of Greene Street and east of Herman Pavilion).  A key will be in Mailbox next to office door in an envelope with renter’s name.  Keys for weekend renters will be in the box on Friday morning and you can pick them up at your convenience.  Please call ahead for other arrangements. Return your key to the office door marked "KEYS" as soon as you are finished with the Shelter and report any damages in writing. Additional $40 charge for keys not returned in 48 hours.

Rental Policy for Herman Park Pavilion

Herman Park Pavilion Renter Information
A sign on the front displays when this open air pavilion is rented.
This pavilion has 40 picnic tables with a stage that is 42' x 23'.


1. If pavilion is not rented, usage is on a first come - first served basis.
2. Grills are on a first come, first serve basis.
3. Noise and music is to be kept low so all can enjoy.
4. Reservation can be made up to one year in advance.

Shelter Rental Rates
Effective January 1, 2017
/Effective September 11, 2017 (table rental only)

½ day ½ day Entire day
Shelter Available 7am-3pm 3pm-11pm 7am -11pm 
McHose Shelter  May-Mid Oct $80.00 $90.00 $150.00
Memorial Shelter May-Mid Oct $60.00 $70.00 $100.00
*Scout Cabin  Jan-Dec $60.00 $70.00 $100.00
*Gutterridge Shelter Jan-Dec $60.00 $70.00 $100.00
Herman Park Pavilion May-Mid Oct Entire Pavilion $60.00 $60.00 $120.00

 *The Scout Cabin and Gutteridge will be available from October through April, with an addition $10 charge per 1/2 day or $20 for entire day of heat. 
McHose Shelter, Memorial Shelter and Herman Park are
not available from mid October through April. 

Rental Fees are Non-Refundable

Picnic table rental-$10 per table up to 50 tables, then 51-100 no cost. Per week (7 days) You pick up at Park Office and return to Park Office.
Ball Diamond rental-$40 per day per Diamond (Preparation not included)

Gutterridge Arena rental-$30 per day (arena only and preparation not included)

Scout Troop Rental Weekends $75 per weekend per shelter (3pm Friday-3pm Sunday)


Shelter reservations may be made up to one year in advance.

(Example - Next year if you want to use the shelter on May 25, you may make
that reservation no earlier than May 25 of this year)

Rental Fees for next year are subject to change

To make reservations call the Parks/Public Works Office at (515) 432-4211 ext. 1129 or by e-mail at Reservations

If sending an e-mail request, please provide the following information:
Date of desired reservation
Time of reservation  (Reservations are made in the following time slots:  7am to 11pm full day,
7am to 3pm half day, or 3pm to 11pm half day)

Shelter location  (McHose Shelter, Memorial Shelter, Scout Cabin, Gutterridge, or Herman Park Pavilion)

Rental rates subject to change.