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Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater & Shelter

1415 Nelson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA, 50501

Call for Availability

515-576-4258
Located in the northwest corner of Kennedy Park, south of the Children's Forest, the concrete pathway leading to Badger Lake is lined with over one hundred flowering trees. Engraved black granite markers are placed at the base of each tree. Overlooking the lake is an amphitheater with seating to reflect upon those who have given so much to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. At the lower level of the amphitheater, engraved pavers are placed. The granite markers and pavers are available for sponsorship to honor those that have served or memorialized those who have died. In addition to the pavers and engraved markers, any veteran Wounded in Action, Missing in Action, Killed in Action, or Purple Heart recipient will have their name placed on a granite stone located near the amphitheater. Flags representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard join the United States, Iowa and POW/MIA flags at the edge of the pavers.

Location

1386 National Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Fees

$100 to rent both shelter and amphitheater

Veteran's may rent the facility at no charge with proof of military ID by calling the Conservation Office at 515-576-4258

Hours of Operation & Seasons

The Veteran's Memorial Park my be reserved between April 1st and October 31st each year. The available hours are 8:00 am - 10:00 pm daily.

Closures

Available April 1st through October 31st each year.