Parks And Recreation

The City of Dakota City has five recreational areas:  Cottonwood Cove Park, Beermann Park, Odd Fellows Lodge Park, Lundberg Field, and Sportsmanship Field.  The City is also part of the Siouxland Trails system.

The City does allow the public to rent one of our three shelter houses. The rental fee is $85 of which is a $50 deposit to be returned upon a clear inspection after usage. Registrations cannot be confirmed until payment has been received by City Hall. To reserve a shelter house, please stop by City Hall or call 402-987-3448 during our regular business hours.

Cottonwood Cove Park

Cottonwood Cove Park is the City’s largest recreational area. The park is 4.5 acres and is located at 13th and Hickory Street and on the banks of the Missouri River. Park amenities include a boat dock, playground equipment, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, shelter houses, a Little Free Library, and the Lewis and Clark Overlook. Cottonwood Days, an annual community festival, is held in this park each summer.

Cottonwood Cove Park is home to the Cottonwood Cove Campground. The campground has thirteen RV sites with water, electric, and cable hookups. A sewer dump station is located on site. Campers have access to the campground’s bath house.  The campground is open seasonally.

For questions about the Campground, please contact Campground Host Jim Osbahr at 402-404-1053. More information about campground policies can be viewed here.

Beermann Park

Beermann Park is located at South 17th & Hickory Street. The is one City block in size and has numerous amenities, including:  a tennis court, basketball court, soccer field, playground equipment, shelter house, and outdoor grills.

Odd Fellows Lodge Park

Odd Fellows Lodge Park is Dakota City’s most secluded recreational area. The park is located on the northeastern section of town. It is located along the Missouri River with some of the best views of the Missouri River in our area. The park also has a shelter house and playground equipment.

Lundberg Field

Lundberg Field is home to the Dakota City summer ball program. This baseball field includes new lights and an updated batting cage.  Lundberg Field is located on S. 21st Street, across the street from the Dakota City Fire Station.

Sportsmanship Field

Sportsmanship Field is home to Dakota City T-Ball. This family friendly location is adjacent to the Dakota City Elementary School.

Jim Cahill Memorial Trail

The Jim Cahill Memorial Trail was named in honor of Jim Cahill, a former City Council member and lifelong supporter of recreation in Dakota City. This bike trail begins near the Dakota City Elementary School, runs by Tyson Fresh Meats, and connects to the Siouxland Trails System.