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 


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 


Water Trails

During the summer months in Fairfield the three retired water reservoirs in Fairfield are refreshing places to go cool off and enjoy the lush greenery and to kayak, canoe, swim and fish. Or try the Cedar Creek Water Trail which uses a 6- mile scenic section of Cedar Creek, or the 72-mile Skunk River Water Trail which passes through Keokuk, Washington, Jefferson, and Henry counties.

Click here for an interactive paddling map of the area

At present, there are two designated water trails in Jefferson County:

Skunk River Water Trail

The real beauty of the Skunk River can be enjoyed by navigating the river in a boat, canoe or kayak. The 72-mile Water Trail traverses Keokuk, Washington, Jefferson, and Henry counties. The river provides excellent fishing, so bring your fishing pole and bait! The Jefferson County section is 10.5 miles long and can be accessed at the Coppock Access boat ramp. To exit from the beautiful river use the MacCoon Access boat ramp. Remember that the river should be enjoyed with respect and caution. After heavy rains, the river can rise rapidly and cause strong currents/floating debris.

The Cedar Creek Water Trail

This six-mile water trail is in the scenic section of Cedar Creek and has a different feel than the other larger rivers typically seen in southern Iowa. The limestone outcroppings and narrow channel create an intimate feel. This slow-moving creek does require paddling if you would like to make good time. Put your canoe or kayak into Cedar Creek at the Turkey Run Wildlife Area and take out at Round Prairie Park, about 6 miles downstream. Be ready for a beautiful and exciting trip downstream!

Fairfield City Lakes

The City of Fairfield and the Park & Recreation department are transforming the three city water reservoirs into water recreation areas, since the reservoirs were set aside as emergency sources of city water in 2005.

Non-wake boats are allowed on all 3 lakes, as well as row-boats, kayaks, etc.  Boats with internal combustion engines are not allowed.

Please have respect for the lakes and help keep them clean.


Suggestions on what to take on a float trip:

  • Extra paddle
  • First aid kit
  • Personal floatation device
  • A secure place for car keys
  • Food and water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water shoes or supportive old shoes
  • Extra clothing
  • A fun attitutde that is ready for a great day!

Main Location


Thymely Solutions

Thymely Solutions
104 North Court Street, Fairfield, IA 52556
Offering natural remedies, including herbs, aromatherapy, supplements, homeopathy, flower essences, personal care and gifts for wellbeing.

Shop in the store or browse and shop online to www.Thymely.com. They will gift wrap and ship anywhere in the world! (And even included a note in the package!) They also offer free gift wrapping in store as well as curbside. Curbside pick up and in town delivery are standard here. How about ordering by phone!!   When you can call the store (641-472-9815) The friendly staff at Thymely will send you pictures and ideas for your gifting needs and then wrap if you would like, so you never have to leave your home!



Main Location

104 North Court Street
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 



It doesn’t get better than this! The Dairy Bar is one of Fairfield’s favorite cooling-off places. Ice cream, sandwiches. Known as a favorite spot to make summer memories, the Dairy Bar was one of the original Dairy Queens, opening in 1950. It still sports the famous ice cream cone sign. At some point in the 1960s, the franchise was dropped and it became the Dairy Bar as we know it!

Open: 11 AM – 9 PM Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
12-9 PM Sun
Closed Tues
Closed in Winter.

Main Location

1002 W. Burlington
Fairfield, IA 52556 


Organic Espresso Bar & Cafe. On-premise coffee roasting. Lunch. Fine wines & beers.

Mon -Sat: 7:00 AM -5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Our most popular drink?
Our Americanos are the best sellers, with Lattes a close second. Americanos are the tasty espresso version of brewed coffee. Lattes are pure delight, made with espresso and your favorite milk choice.

Voted “Best Coffee” seven years in a row – The Iowa Source

Cafe Paradiso was born out of one man’s pure passion for great espresso. Owner Steve Giacomini has created his own unique blend of organic (when possible), shade-grown coffee beans, which he roasts daily on-site. This premium, ultra-fresh coffee is ground fresh for every cup to make truly exceptional espresso based drinks.

Cafe Paradiso is also a haven for artists and musicians. Our dining room displays the talents of various artists and our stage provides a chance to hear both locally and internationally known musicians of all kinds.



Main Location

101 N. Main St (on the square)
Fairfield, IA 52556 



A popular Fairfield dining spot, Revelations offers an extensive menu of wood-fired pizza, homemade soup, and sandwiches.

Our most popular dish?
The Californian Pizza is a customer favorite; we love our avocados!

Online ordering


Tues-Sat 10-2 pm Carry out or curbside service 641-472-6733

Revelations Cafe Carry Out Menu



Our Story:

Revelations began as a used bookstore/ coffeehouse in 1996 in a garage next to Everybodys. Nine months later Revelations moved to our present location and grew to serve pizzas, from our wood-burning oven, paninis, salads, and soups. You can still shop and browse our used book collections. Currently, books are available on the main floor and lower level. Revelations Cafe provides fast, friendly service. We have many options like our house chai, our Revelations Pizza, Beyond Burgers, and organic salads with house-made dressings. Revelations Cafe offers a unique menu featuring Mediterranean flavors and vegetarian options such as our Avocado Feta Sandwich.

Main Location

112 N. Main St (Just off the square)
Fairfield, IA 52556