Central Park

Canoeing & Kayaking at Central Park

Paddle boats Kayaks 2019
Paddle boats Kayaks 2019

This 297 acre park includes a 25 acre lake (newly renovated) as well as a 7 acre pond.  Paddleboat and kayak rentals are available Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm from Memorial Day - Labor Day weather permitting.  Otherwise, bring your own kayak or canoe and enjoy a leisurely float around the picturesque lake.

Paddleboat and Kayak Rental is $8/hour or $4/half hour.  Visit the Camp Host for rental and payment.

Locations

12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212

Central Park is located near the center of Jones County just outside of Amber and Center Junction.

Features

Newly renovated lake with a new beach, fishing pier, ADA sidewalk and boat ramp.

Hours

Park Hours: 4:30 am - 10:30 pm

Quiet Time: 9 pm - 8 am

Boat Rentals: Thursday - Sunday from 10 am - 8 pm from Memorial Day - Labor Day, weather permitting

Fees

$8/hour for paddleboat and kayak rentals

$4/half hour for paddleboat and kayak rentals