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Shelter - Meadowlark

Squaw Creek Park
Marion, IA, 52302

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Meadowlark Shelter, located in Squaw Creek Park, is one of the larger open shelters available for reservations in the Linn County Park system. With adjacent parking lots that can accommodate 132+ vehicles, this shelter is popular for all kinds of family, corporate and social events.


Meadowlark Shelter is located at Squaw Creek Park. For a park map, click here. The address of the shelter is 2001 Big Bluestem Cir. Marion Iowa 52302


  • 32’ X 56’ - 1792 sq. feet of sheltered use area
  • Open air shelter (not enclosed) picnic shelter
  • Sheltered capacity - 100 people
  • Fair-weather capacity - 500 people
  • 10 picnic tables under roof + 8 picnic tables on patio
  • 2 double-wide charcoal grills
  • 7 electrical outlets, small serving counter
  • Parking for 132 cars, directly adjacent (additional parking for 49 cars within walking distance)
  • Pit vault restroom nearby
  • Horseshoe courts adjacent
  • Pressurized drinking water at shelter
  • Donald Gardner Golf Course is 2 miles away
  • (operated by the city of Cedar Rapids)
  • Season is April 15th to October 15th
  • Campground approx. 1.5 miles away
  • Nearby access to park trail system
  • Lighting available for evening use
  • This is an ADA accessible facility
  • Special permits required for horses, erection of tents, inflatable play equipment, hog roasts, fireworks, carnival-type activities, etc. Please contact the Park Ranger for additional information at 377-5954.
Firewood available
Pressurized water
Refuse cans


$50.00/day weekends & holidays; $35/day weekday.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Meadowlark Shelter is a seasonal facility, available for reservations from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily from April 15 thru October 15.

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Meadowlark Shelter


This shelter facility is not available for reservation after October 15 and prior to April 15.