Central Park

Canoeing & Kayaking at Central Park

Paddle boats Kayaks 2019
Paddle boats Kayaks 2019

This 297 acre park includes a 25 acre lake 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.  (Life jackets are provided with the rentals) Paddleboat and Kayak Rentals are $10/hour or $5/half hour.  Visit the Camp Host located across the road from the beach for rental and payment. 

Otherwise, bring your own kayak or canoe and enjoy a leisurely float around the picturesque lake.



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.


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


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

Quiet Time: 9 pm - 8 am

Boat Rentals: Thursday - Sunday from 10 am - 7 pm from Memorial Day - Labor Day, weather permitting


$10/hour for paddleboat and kayak rentals

$5/half hour for paddleboat and kayak rentals