Grimes Farm

Nature Playscape

The GrimesFarm Conservation Area is located just west of the city limits of Marshalltown. It lies on the west side of Highland Acres Road and on the north side of 233rd Street.  

The Linn Creek Recreational Trail from Marshalltown to the GrimesFarm and  Conservation Area was completed in 2005.  This is now another way to access the GrimesFarm and Conservation Center, by bicycle or on foot. In the Spring of 2012, the Linn Creek Trail was connected with the Hwy. 330 Trail and the Heart of Iowa Trail at Rhodes. These trail segments are part of the American Discovery Trail.


Just west of Highland Acres Road between Hwy. 30 and West Lincolnway


Hiking trails
Linn Creek Recreational Trail
Picnic shelter
Restored Prairie
Restored Wetlands
Observation Tower
Nature Playscape



Operating Hours & Seasons

Daily: 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Year round