Parks & Recreation

The Van Meter Park Board is a group of volunteers committed to the beautification and enhancement of the community. They oversee the maintenance and improvements of the local parks. They also sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt; Garage/Plant Sale in the Spring; Halloween Fun in the park; – and many other fun activities!

Johnson Park is located on Division Street in the southwest corner of town; and the “city park” is located at 505 Grant Street adjacent to the library. The newest addition to the city park family is the Van Meter Rec Complex located behind Casey’s.

Parks and Recreation Board Members are:

  • Janice Miller, Chair 515-996-2015
  • Lisa Benton 515-996-2158
  • Monica Reicks
  • Brett Thompson 515-996-9104
  • Josh Wiederholt 515-996-2847
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If you are interested in joining the Van Meter Park Board please contact Alex Brayton at (515) 996-2644 or for more information.