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Parks and Rec

Parks and Recreation

Love staying active and/or watching sports? Then you’ll love Hiawatha, Iowa. Name a sport and we offer it in the Corridor. We have semi-pro teams in baseball, hockey, football, and soccer. Youth leagues and YMCA programs are available in every sport imaginable. And you can cheer on nearby college teams, including the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.


Hikers, runners, and cyclists love our many miles of pristine trails throughout the county. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail, for example, begins in beautiful Hiawatha and provides 51 miles of scenic land north to Waterloo, Iowa.

Dog Parks

Got a pet pooch? Enjoy Hiawatha’s new Dog Park, which is adjacent to the nature trail and features off-leash areas for your four-legged friends.


If you have children, you’ll love all the opportunities for recreation. Pools and parks are plentiful in the area. Kids can burn off some energy at Hiawatha-based gymnastics and indoor trampoline park options or sign them up for Hiawatha youth sports leagues.

Pools, Picnics, and Horses

If you own a horse or wish to take horseback riding lessons, you’ll find several stables near Hiawatha. And if your young one hopes to learn figure skating or join a hockey team, look no further than Cedar Rapids’ ImOn Ice Arena.

In Hiawatha, there’s something for everyone. It’s a great place to grow your business as well as a wonderful location to pursue your recreational passions. Contact a HEDCO representative to learn more about our excellent quality of life.