O.B. Nelson Skateboard Park

Thanks to the generous donation of a private donor, OB Nelson Park is the home to a 4,000 square foot modern skateable landscape. The skatepark design was created in collaboration with the local skateboarders of Fairfield who requested a facility that was balanced with both street and transition-style terrain. The final landscape features a multi-level bowl with a waterfall, tombstone extension and multiple hips, as well as a street section with ledges, rails and a curved manual pad.


Dawn to 10 pm

Main Location

South 2nd Street
Fairfield , IA 52556 

Outdoor Pool

Kids love to splash around in a pool and there’s no better place for that in Fairfield than the open-air pool at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.


Weekdays 1pm – 8pm | Sat & Sun 1pm – 6pm

The outdoor pool has a giant water slide, snack bar, splash pads, shallow end and deep end

Main Location

1000 W Burlington Ave
Fairfield , IA 52556 


Flamingo Lanes

Open bowling hours during the season
Monday 3 lanes available 6:30-9:00 Friday 9:00- cl
Tuesday no open bowling Saturday 5:00- cl
Wednesday 9:00-cl
Thursday no open bowling

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday 6pm to midnight
Saturday 6pm to midnight
Sunday closed

Main Location

301 N. 16th St
Fairfield, IA 52556 

Roosevelt Aquatic Center

Roosevelt Aquatic Center Hours
Monday – Friday 6 AM – 8 PM
Saturdays 8 AM – 4 PM
Sundays 1 PM – 5 PM
Tues & Thurs 4:30-6 deep end closed

1000 W. Burlington Avenue


•Hot Tub
•Water Fitness Classes    
•Locker Room & Shower

Main Location

1000 W. Burlington Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556 


Carnegie Library Museum

Carnegie Library Museum

This Iowa Century Museum dates back to 1877 and is housed in Fairfield’s former library building, the first of 1,689 endowed by Andrew Carnegie. The Library and its third-floor Museum Opened in 1893 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Click here to take a 3-D tour of the many exhibits!

Exhibits include;

Civil War
Ethnic curios
Native American
Natural History
Pioneer Artifacts

Native American pottery, the seated monkey & other examples of 19th century taxidermy remain on display.  Most of the taxidermy was donated by the Smithsonian at the request of Senator James F. Wilson, a Fairfield native.

112 South Court, Fairfield, Ia.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Friday  12:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk night 6pm – 9pm

Main Location

112 South Court
Fairfield, IA 52556 


Maasdam Barns

Maasdam Barns

This historic site tells the story of early agriculture from the 1900s. Many of the exhibits chronicle Jefferson County’s industrial enterprises in the 19th and 20th century, including the Maasdam draft horse breeding business, Louden manufacturing, and their agricultural inventions, and Turney Wagon Works, manufacturers of rugged farm wagons and advertised as “Built for Wear and Savers of Horse Flesh”

In 1906, Jacob Maasdam made a two-day journey bringing 47 Percheron horses and one Shetland pony from Pella to Fairfield, turning Jefferson County into one of the great original horse markets of the country, including many world champions, the most notable being Louis d’Or, reportedly the world’s largest Belgian horse.

The historic Maasdam Barns at the Evergreen Ridge Stock Farm are a significant illustration of an early 20th-century draft-horse breeding business. From 1910 until 1938 award-winning Percheron draft horses were raised and sold by J. G. Maasdam. The two 1910 barns were designed by the Louden barn design division. They used modern barn construction methods, such as poured concrete walls, and featured Louden barn products.

The Maasdam Barns are open from mid-April  to mid-November
Hours are 1-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.
In addition, tours are available by appointment.

Located on Hwy 1 south, just past the hospital.
Read more about this historical location


Main Location

2000 S. Main St
Fairfield, IA 52556 


Waterworks Park

Waterworks Park – North B Street.

Waterworks Park is the perfect place to go swimming, fish, walk the trail, have a picnic, or play on the playground equipment. The shelter can be reserved.

“I love this swimming spot! Sandy bottom! Great Park!”

“Good swimming hole”

“It’s a very nice place to swim and or have a family picnic”

Main Location

North B Street
Fairfield, IA 52556 


O.B. Nelson Park

O.B. Nelson Park- South 2nd Street. "Partners for Play" mega wood structure for kids' playground

O.B. Nelson Park provides three softball fields, skate park, sand volleyball courts, playground, a shelter (reserve), restrooms and an enclosed dog park. Located along West Fillmore Avenue and South 2nd Street in Fairfield, Iowa.

Main Location

South 2nd Street.
Fairfield, IA 52556