The largest park in our system, Pickard Park offers a venue for many outdoor recreational activities. The shelter boasts a scenic view of the Iowa countryside. Formerly a farm, the park lies on the eastern edge of Indianola and is the eastern terminus of the McVay/Summerset Trail. The park hosts cross country meets, horseshoe tournaments, youth and adult softball tournaments and disc golf tournaments including an annual National Tour featuring top professional and amateur disc golfers.
Acquired from the Clarence Pickard family in 1976, the rolling hillsides include some of the first terraces and water diversion projects done by the Soil Conservation Service in Warren County.