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Is alcohol allowed in City Parks?

The city allows limited use of alcohol in parks. Special permits are issued from the Parks and Recreation department, subject to a damage deposit. Please call 515-961-9420 for more specific information.

How do I reserve a shelter at Lake Ahquabi?

Lake Ahquabi State Park is operated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources For information about shelter and lodge rentals, campground fees, and recreational opportunities, call 515-961-7101. To reserve shelters or campsites, call 877-427-2757 or visit Iowa State Parks Reservations.

Iowa State Parks Online Reservations

How do I contact the shooting range north of Indianola?

Banner Range is a multi-use shooting facility that offers a safe, clean shooting environment for handguns, rifles and shotguns. The range is operated by the Iowa DNR and is staffed with professional certified range safety officers during all operating hours. The shooting range is located at 13796 Elkhorn Street between Des Moines and Indianola on US Highway 65/69 in Warren County. The Banner Shooting Range telephone number is 515/961-6408 for a recorded message that provides an updated list of range hours. You may also email the range at BannerRange@dnr.iowa.gov and a range representative will respond to you.

Where can I camp in or near Indianola?

The City operates a 10 space campground in Pickard Park. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis only; no reservations are taken.

 Camping is also available at the following locations:

Is the Brush Facility Open?

The brush facility is operated by the City of Indianola Public Works department.  For hours of operation and details, visit the Brush Facility page on this website.

Are dogs allowed in city parks and at the Pickard Softball Complex?

Dogs are allowed in Indianola city parks as long as they are leashed at all times (leash 15’ or shorter), and owners clean up any messes.  This includes the softball complex at Pickard Park.

Indianola’s off-leash dog park is available for residents and non-residents. An annual membership costs $25 per dog.  More about the dog park.