Pattee Park, located at West 3rd Street and Willis Avenue, is Perry’s largest park. It features three softball and four baseball fields, sand volleyball court, the City Band Shell, skateboard park, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, the Perry Dog Park and three shelter houses.
Restrooms are available seasonally.
Wiese Park is adjacent to the McCreary Community Building and was completed in the 1990s. It features a shelter house and gazebo, a nine-hole disc golf course, playground equipment, a lighted two-mile recreation trail, lighted regulation basketball court, soccer fields and sand volleyball courts.
Restrooms are available seasonally. Wiese Park is located at 1800 Pattee Street in Perry.
Perkins Park, located at West 5th and Dewey Avenue in Perry, is divided by a berm that was once a raised railroad bed. On the west side is the Hiawatha Bike Trail, natural prairie land and interpretive signs.
The east side contains the youth soccer fields and new playground equipment donated by the City of Dawson. Restrooms available during soccer season only.
Caboose Park is the Perry trailhead for the Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail. Located across the street from the Welcome Depot, at the intersection of First Avenue (Highway 144) and Willis Avenue, the park continues to evolve and grow to serve the needs of visitors and residents alike.
In 2010, a shelter house was constructed near the Caboose, adjacent to the trail, along with permanent bike lockers donated by the Dallas County Foundation and health related signage in English and Spanish funded by a grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control.
The Raccoon River Valley Trail is an 89-mile long multi-use recreational trail that extends from Clive, in the Des Moines metropolitan area, to Jefferson. The trail is built on the former Chicago Northwestern Railroad right-of-way now owned by Dallas, Guthrie, and Greene County Conservation Boards. The trail winds its way through the Middle and North Raccoon River corridors showcasing three counties and sixteen communities. The dedication of the 33-mile North Loop in 2013 has created the 77-mile loop connecting to the Des Moines metro, and expanded our recreation trails to connect Perry with other communities on the multi-county Raccoon River Valley Trail system and The American Discovery Trail.
Trail permits are $10 per year or $2 per day and are available through Dallas County Conservation located at 14581 K Avenue, Perry. Permits are also available at Raccoon River Valley Bicycle Co. an honor system payment box is also placed along the trail near the shelter house.