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Cottonwood Shelter

2410 West Lone Tree Road
Ph: 319-433-7275
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613

Cottonwood is an open-air shelter with the capacity to seat 100 people. The beautiful surroundings, combined with a playground & a grass volleyball court make this an ideal place to hold any of your events.

Additional tents, dunk tanks, bouncy houses or any other additional structures are prohibited.

This shelter may be reserved up to one week in advance by calling a Park Ranger at 319-493-9367.

(NOTE: The location of this facility is within the flood plain of the river and is subject to flooding)


Cottonwood is located in Black Hawk Park.


  • The capacity to seat 100 people
  • Picnic tables may not be removed from the shelter for any reason
  • Fire ring & grill
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Pit vault restrooms in close proximity
  • Playground
  • Grass Volleyball court
  • Lights for night time use
Fire ring
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans


This shelter is first-come first-serve.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Cottonwood is open from spring through fall, weather permitting.


Cottonwood Shelter is open for use.