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You’re invited to enjoy the many opportunities for fun and relaxation through our many Keokuk area recreation options!
 
 
Parks
 
Keokuk’s numerous parks provide scenic overlooks, picnicking, disc golf, tennis and basketball courts, walking/jogging trails, playgrounds, softball and baseball fields, in-line skating and an outdoor swimming pool.
 
To reserve a park shelter, contact the Keokuk City Offices at 524-2050.
 
Bluff Park • G & Park Street •  A great spot to see three local states: Iowa, Illinois & Missouri. The park has playground equipment and a picnic area.
 
Estes Park • 5th & Main Street • Newly renovated with gazebo, gardens & sidewalk, this park was named after the Estes House which was a military hospital during the Civil War.
 
Gateway Park • 1st & Main Street • This beautiful park can be viewed upon entering Keokuk from the bridge. Combined efforts of the city of Keokuk, Main Street, Inc., master gardeners and area volunteers revitalized this area with lighting, gardens, pathways and seating to welcome visitors and locals alike.
 
Joyce Park • Highway 218 North • Keokuk’s newest park is home to one of the finest softball/baseball fields around and a concession stand for those humid Iowa nights.
 
Kilbourne Park • 20th & Timea Street • Three short blocks from the National Cemetery. The park has a playground, picnic area and a shelter house.
 
Kiser Park • 14th & Palean Street • Offers basketball, baseball/softball, and a playground.
 
Rand Park • North 17th & Park Lane • 50 acres of rolling green hills and a manicured bluff to witness a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Mississippi River. This park offers a large playground, stone shelter houses, flower gardens, fishing, ice skating, 18 hole disc golf, tennis courts and a baseball/softball field.
 
Rees Park • 7th & K Street • Two large pillars welcome you to this little park that offers basketball, baseball/softball field and a playground. The pillars were saved from a fire in Chicago and brought to Keokuk to pay tribute to Thomas Rees’ mother and father in 1921.
 
Riverview Park • 2nd Street & Bank Street
 
Tolmie Park • Plank Road • Keokuk’s second largest park offers you walking/exercise trails, shelter house, basketball & tennis courts, ice skating, roller blading, a community pool and a playground.
 
Triangle Park • Corner of Park Place & Grand Avenue • Sight of the 1853 Keokuk Mormon Encampment. It was here that many of the Mormon faith started their migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, it is a small triangular park with playground equipment, a basketball court and a marker remembering those at the Encampment.
 
Tumelty Park • North 17th & High Street • Adjacent to the Keokuk Area Hospital and is 3 blocks away from Rand Park. It includes a softball field and a basketball court.
 
Victory Park • Mississippi Drive • Located on the riverfront and is home to the Maj. Gen. Samuel Ryan Curtis statue and the George M. Verity Riverboat Museum. This park contains a playground, picnic area, fishing area, walking/exercise trail and a great view of barges going through the Lock & Dam.
 

 
Recreation
 
Argyle Arena • 2972 1705h Ave., Argyle IA • 319.838.2046 • Team roping, barrel racing, ranch rodeo and more. Spectator admission is free.
 
Arrowhead Bowl • 3535 Main Street • 524-4391
 
Glasscock Shooting Preserve • 2359 320th St. • 524-4345 or 319.795.3411
 
Hoerner YMCA • 2126 Plank Road • 524-6724
 
Keokuk Aquatic Center • 2930 Plank Road • 524-1013 • Open noon to 7 p.m. • Private parties are available from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.
 
Keokuk Public Library • 210 N 5th St. • 524-1483 • The Keokuk Public Library, in addition to its 70,000 + collection, contains an excellent genealogy section. A Keokuk history room also houses many historical photos and books by Keokuk authors.
 
Lee County Speedway • Lee County Fairgrounds in Donnellson • 528-4301
 
Lindner Aviation • 2504 340th St., Keokuk • 524-6203 • Offers flying lessons and airplane rides.
 
Plaza 3 Cinema • River City Mall, 300 Main St., Keokuk • 524-2424
 
Trinity Trail Wagon Rides • 1953 300th St., rural Montrose • 319-795-2627 or 319-795-7527. •  Wagon rides meander through fields, ponds, creeks and woods filled with good, clean, wholesome fun.
 

 
Golfing
 
By The River Miniature Golf Course • 300 Main Street • 319-520-6453
 
Deer Run Golf Course • One Deer Run Road • Hamilton, IL • 217-847-3623
 
Great River Road Golf Club • 771 E County Road 1850 • Nauvoo, IL • 800-233-0060
 
Keokuk Country Club • 3318 Middle Road • 524-2404 • Offers reciprocity to members of other country clubs.
 
Keokuk Elks Fairview Golf Club • 2200 Lincoln • 524-1074 • Open to guests of members only.
 

 
   Located on the Mississippi River, water sports are a natural in the Keokuk area, from boating and water skiing to fishing. Two boat clubs (one above and one below the dam) and a municipal boat ramp provide easy access. A canoe and kayak trail is along the Des Moines River, from its beginnings in northwest Iowa to its confluence with the Mississippi at Keokuk.
 
Keokuk Yacht Club • 2029 River Rd. • 524-9469
 
Southside Boat Club • 625 Mississippi River Dr. • 524-7122
 

 
   As a major flyway for migrating water fowl, the Mississippi provides vast opportunities to observe and/or hunt ducks and geese, and the rural areas surrounding Keokuk are teeming with deer, squirrel, wild turkey, pheasant, quail and other four-legged game. Nearby Lee County wildlife areas and parks offer trails, historic sites, nordic skiing, equestrian trails, camping and archery ranges and rock hounds can search the area for goodies. Iowa has some of the best deer, turkey and pheasant hunting in the nation. Many record deer and turkey have been taken in Southeast Iowa.
Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau
429 Main St. | Keokuk, IA 52632
319.524.5599
info@keokukiowatourism.org