The enclosed pavilion at Central Park is popular with groups holding family reunions, wedding receptions, and birthday parties. This pavilion overlooks Central Park Lake and is located just down the hill from the modern campground area and new shower house facility.
Eighteen to twenty picnic tables provide enough seating for around 100 people. The building has electricity and a water hydrant is located out the east doors. Several standing charcoal grills are located in grassy areas around the outside of the building. On warm summer days the window coverings can be lifted for maximum air flow.
Kids can keep busy at the new playground area located out the west doors, and the parks swimming area, sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits are all within walking distance.
The rental fee for this facility is $45 per day. All reservations must be made by calling the Jones County Conservation Administrative Office at (563)487-3541 ext. 1 after the first of the year. Allow up to two weeks for processing the reservation.
Open Air Shelter
The South Open Air Shelter was built in 1999 and provides a great panoramic view of Central Park Lake. Several standing grills are located nearby. Four to six picnic tables provide enough room for up to 50 people to have a seat. Kids can keep busy on the nearby playground and swing set. Bring your own ball for a fun game of sand volleyball.
The South Open Air Shelter is available on a first come first serve basis. No reservations.