Yellow Smoke Park
Yellow Smoke Park is a 321-acre recreation area located one mile east of Denison on Highway 30. The park provides RV and tent camping, 4 miles of hiking and biking trails, picnicking, open and enclosed shelters, swimming, fishing, boating, and more. For more information call (712) 263-2748.
One of Crawford County’s unique natural areas, this 165 acre park is located four miles west of Dow City and provides picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and camping.
This roadside rest area is located one mile west of Denison on Highway 30. An old gravel pit site, the area provides picnicking and fishing.
.25 acres. A neighborhood park with playground equipment.
1017 5th Avenue North, Denison, IA
2.5 acres. A neighborhood park with playground equipment, shelters, restrooms, double and single basketball courts.
1100 North 20th Street, Denison, IA
Little League Complex
9 acres. Owned by Denison Youth Foundation, leased to the City of Denison. 2 baseball Fields.
2210 Parkview Drive, Denison, IA
2.5 acres. A neighborhood park with playground equipment, shelter, restrooms, double basketball court and softball backstop.
1303 Bohnker Hill Road, Denison, IA
1 acre. A neighborhood park with playground equipment, shelters, restrooms, backstop and practice field for little league baseball or softball.
7 Morningside Drive, Denison, IA
Northside Recreation Complex
A state of the art sports complex with soccer, baseball, softball and football fields.
16th Street, Denison, IA
1.5 acres. A neighborhood park with playground equipment, shelter and restrooms.
2210 9th Avenue North, Denison, IA
9 acres. A pond with limited picnic equipment, small shelter with fireplace for ice skaters.
2710 6th Avenue North, Denison, IA
2.3 acres. A neighborhood park with playground, equipment, shelter, restrooms, and basketball court.
324 North 17th Street, Denison, IA
2.3 acres – one square block. Features Kids Kastle – a community built mega playground for area and visiting youth. Also includes shelters, restrooms, bandshell, and double basketball court.
210 South 17th Street, Denison, IA
Crawford County Cinema 4
Four state-of-the-art movie theaters located on Highway 59 South at 309 Chamberlin Drive Call (712) 263-8777 for times and movies.
Norelius Community Library
1403 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442
Ph: (712) 263-9355
The Donna Reed Theatre
The theater seats 550 and offers films as well as live concerts and theatrical presentations year round. Call (712) 263-3742 for movie times and titles. Call (712) 263-3334 for special event information.
The Donna Reed Film Society
This membership based film society brings films to Denison that normally would not be viewed in a small town. Foreign films, art films, independents, film festival winners and even movie premieres are shown at the historic Donna Reed Theater once a month. Call (712) 263-3334 for more information.
Denison Aquatic Fun Center
The facility houses an indoor lap pool, outdoor pool, children's pool, 2 slides into separate splash pools, sauna and spa, concession stand, locker room facilities, and a spacious concrete sunbathing area. Season tickets, punch cards, and single visit fees are available. Miniature golf course is also on the property.
710 North 16th Street, Denison, IA
Ph: (712) 263-8130
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Crawford County Athletic Association
The association organizes adult women, and co-ed volleyball in the fall, men's basketball in the winter and summer men and women's softball leagues.
Crawford County Speedway
IMCA Sanctioned races held on Sunday nights. Season runs from April through September.
Majestic Hills Golf Course
This challenging eighteen-hole course is open to the public and offers daily fees or memberships. Non-members may pay green fees, or purchase punch cards. For more information call (712) 263-5194.
Twenty-four hour gym with key membership. Located at 32 South 14th Street. For more information call (712) 263-2660.
The Body Shop
Located at 34 South 12th Street. For more information call (712) 263-3383.
The Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center
The Neal Moeller Nature Center houses exhibits and various displays all promoting environmental education. A full-time Naturalist devises programs to educate area youth and the general public on how to respect and conserve the environment in which they live. Call (712) 263-3409 for more information.
Lucky Lanes Bowling
Twelve lanes, automated scoring, rental balls and shoes available. Men's, women's mixed and junior leagues.
Scheduled weekend use of gym at the Middle School and High School during months of November, December, January, and February. Evening use at the High School during June, July, and August. Open to students and adults.
Sherri and Julie’s Dance and Gymnastics
Dance classes in tap, jazz, and ballet. Instruction in gymnastics with full set-up. Pre-school through high school. Beginners through advanced. Adult classes are available. Call (712) 263-6677 for more information.
West Iowa Marshal Arts
Instruction in Tae-Kwon-Do self defense. Organized classes and demonstrations. Located at 1335 1st Avenue North. For more information call (712) 263-5355.
Baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, swimming and tennis. Call the Denison City Hall at (712) 263-3143. For Mini Monarch Basketball call (712) 263-3101.