Kennedy Memorial Park

The largest and most popular area managed by the Webster County Conservation Board is John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Construction of Kennedy Park began in 1962 and the park was officially dedicated in 1965. This park is a 400 acre multiple use recreation area. The 53-acre Badger Lake provides the focal point for a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing and boating (no gas motors) as well as an the 18 hole Lakeside Municipal Golf Course.


John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
1415 Nelson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Phone: 515-576-4258
Located 4 miles North
of Fort Dodge on highway P56


To reserve select campsites, yurts, Bob Heun Shelter House, or Veteran's Memorial Park please visit the Facilities tab

  • Camping 
  • Mulligan's Yurt
  • Rod & Reel Yurt
  • Bob Heun Shelter House
  • Reception Center
  • Environmental Education Programs
  • Fishing
  • Fishing docks provided
  • Handicapped accessible fishing jetty
  • Boat Ramp (No gas motors)
  • Swimming beach (No lifeguard on duty)
  • Hiking trail
  • Softball Field
  • Volleyball Court
  • 18 hole Lakeside Municipal Golf Course
  • Children's Forest
  • Children's Playground
  • Open Shelters with grill
  • Bird Blind viewing and feeding station
  • Butterfly Garden  
  • Dog Training Area (July 15-March 15)
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Wintertime Activities
  • Natural Playscape  

Operating Hours & Seasons

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday thru Friday

Park Hours 6:00 am - 10:30 pm