Parks & Recreation

Fanning Field

Established in 1971, this field includes two diamonds for use by the summer recreational and adult teams.


Municipal Swimming Pool

The City of Hartley offers an outdoor swimming pool.
The facility includes a water slide for hours of fun on hot days.
The pool employs local residents who are certified lifeguards. 
The facility is located at 361 S. Central Avenue. 
For more information, call (712) 928-3326.  Check the pool page also.


Meadowbrook Golf Course

9 Hole Golf Course, Pro Shop, Lounge, and Restaurant
Open to the Public
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week during the season
Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club was built in 1961 and is located 3 1/2 miles south of Hartley.
In 2003, it received the honor of being named Iowa's 9 hole Course of the Year. 
It is a 9 Hole Golf Course, serving your favorite beverages, and food is available.
You are able to store carts or rent carts, and they have many men's and women's leagues.


Neebel Park

Neebel Park 2021

Neebel Park lies adjacent to the Hartley Swimming Pool. The ten-acre park offers a wide variety of safe and fun playground equipment, installed in 1993 as a result of the Hartley Municipal Light Fund and park donations.

Two shelter houses are available and ideal for family reunions, birthday parties, or any other type of gathering. The new air-conditioned facility area has a kitchen area which includes an oven, refrigerator-freezer, microwave, cabinets, countertop, and sink. Plenty of seating and tables are available. A gas grill is also available for use.

The new shelter house requires a $100 deposit. A refund of $25 will be allowed if the facility is found in a clean and orderly condition after its use. The other shelter house requires a $25 deposit with $10 refunded after its use when finding in a clean condition.

To rent or reserve the indoor shelter houses for your class or family reunion, contact City Hall at (712) 928-2240.

A camping area is also open to the public. This camping area includes six electrical hookups on a first come, first serve basis. Camping fees are paid at City Hall or the Hartley Pool.

Two sand volleyball courts and an outdoor picnic shelter area are also available, so the whole family can enjoy good times together.

Your Local Option Sales Tax dollars have provided you with a walking/bike path at Neebel Park along with a new tennis and basketball court combination that is also paid for with Local Option Sales Tax Dollars


Recreational League

Residents of the Hartley area enjoy involvement in several sports leagues, including adult volleyball, men’s softball, youth baseball, youth softball, T-ball and youth soccer league.


Shinkle Park

Shinkle Park features a wide variety of safe and fun equipment.
The Park Board added new playground equipment in 1998.
The project was made possible with city light funds and donations.
A sheltered picnic area is available for social gatherings.