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Disc Golf Disc Golf at Osborne Park

Osborne Park features a 9-hole disc golf course winding through the forest & prairie near the Osborne Pond. The course is managed to maximize acres of prairie while maintaining a quality disc golf experience; players should expect tight fairways bordered by tall grass. The course is exceptionally scenic, and often shared with deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, and kestrels.

Join us May 14th, 2022 at 8:30am for the Osborne Disc Golf Open. More info can be found under the events tab. 

Education Education at Osborne Park
The Osborne Welcome Center has a nature center that has rotating exhibits including a karst cave, augmented reality sandbox, reptiles, and much more. This facility is located in the bottom level of the Welcome Center. 
After checking out the nature center head outdoors to see the native animal exhibit, pioneer village, Nature Explorer outdoor classroom, and trails.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Osborne Park
Electric vehicle charger located in the Osborne Nature Center parking lot. 
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Osborne Park
We have multiple shelters located throughout the Osborne park that can can be rented for 1/2 or full day rentals. More information and rental forms can be found here.
Fishing Fishing at Osborne Park
Fishing is located along the newly rehabbed and stocked Osborne Pond as well as the Volga River.  Follow all Iowa DNR fishing rules and regulations.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Osborne Park

Many people ask the history of Osborne… when it was started, where it is headed and so on.  The name of the center comes from the gentleman that first occupied this site in 1865 and named it after himself- Thomas Osborne.  In 1878 Mr. Osborne began selling plots of land in order to form the town of Osborne.  By 1880 Osborne had grown to include 50 full-time residents, a 2 ½ story hotel, blacksmith shop, general store, grain elevator and railroad depot.However, due to low food prices the town began to fade until the town quickly shrank to less than 10 people. 

You can now come visit the Pioneer Village replica that includes a general store, depot, train, hotel, blacksmith shop, log cabin, and country schoolhouse.

Picnicking Picnicking at Osborne Park
Osborne park offers many picnic spots throughout the park. There are shelters, gazebos, or just spread a blanket out on the lawn.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Osborne Park
Osborne Park features over 6 miles of hiking trails ranging from very easy to challenging. Trails on the north side of the Volga River wind through woods and prairie near a small fishing pond, in addition to two wooded loops which include an archery range. On the south side, trails follow the Volga river and meander through upland conifer and hardwood forest.  Interpretive brochures are available inside the Welcome Center. Maps are located at trailheads and inside the Welcome Center.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Osborne Park
Cross-country cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling are just a few of the winter activities found on the trails and ponds of Clayton County Parks.   Groomed cross-country ski trails, and the ice fishing pond are found at Osborne Park.  Pony Hollow Trail is part of the Clayton County Snowbirds trail system and is utilized throughout the winter by snowmobiling enthusiasts.  Whatever winter activity you choose, Clayton County Parks are sure to offer a winter wonderland.
Snowshoes are available to rent from the Osborne Welcome Center.