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Kennedy Memorial Park




The largest and most popular area managed by the Webster County Conservation Board is John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Construction of Kennedy Park began in 1962 and the park was officially dedicated in 1965. This park is a 400 acre multiple use recreation area. The 53-acre Badger Lake provides the focal point for a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing and boating (no gas motors) as well as an the 18 hole Lakeside Municipal Golf Course.

Location

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
1415 Nelson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Phone: 515-576-4258
Fax: 515-574-3763
Email: conservation@webstercountyia.org
Located 4 miles North
of Fort Dodge on highway P56

Features

  • Camping
  • Red Oak Camping Cabin
  • Bob Heun Shelter House
  • Reception and Nature Center
  • Environmental Education Programs
  • Fishing
  • Fishing docks provided
  • Handicapped accessible fishing jetty
  • Boat Ramp (No gas motors)
  • Swimming beach (No lifeguard on duty)
  • Hiking trail
  • Softball Field
  • Volleyball Court
  • 18 hole Lakeside Municipal Golf Course
  • Children's Forest
  • Children's Playground
  • Open Shelters with grill
  • Bird Blind viewing and feeding station
  • Butterfly Garden and Model Backyard
  • Dog Training Area (July 15-March 15)
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Wintertime Activities
  • Remote Control Airplane Flying Area


Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday thru Friday



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