Ely Community Parks

Ely City Park

Located at 1635 Hillcrest Street. This park offers several acres of open area, a fishing pond, access to the Hoover Trail, two baseball diamonds, and a concession stand. Ely’s youth sports leagues are held at the park throughout the year. To rent this pavilion, contact City Hall at 319-848-4103.


Schulte Park

Located at 1310 Banner Valley Road, this park offers the George Reyhons Pavilion equipped with picnic tables, counter space, grill for charcoal cooking, electricity, lighting, restroom, a playground and open space for games or parking.  To rent this pavilion, contact City Hall at 319-848-4103

Community Center Park

Located at 1570 Rowley Street next to City Hall, Ely’s oldest park offers half-court basketball, a tennis court, open grass field and a playground.

This eye catching and engaging playground was newly renovated in 2020. The three individual structures invite children ages 2-12 to play in a safe area, half surrounded by fencing. This playground features an ADA 10 spinner and impact mitigation, safety tiles

Vavra Park

Located at 1771 Vavra Drive. Vavra Park is a quite and shaded green space, nestled along a creek. Renovations are in progress. Anticipated completion date: Fall 2021. New features will include a covered shelter, frisbee golf holes, horse shoe pits, permanent bag toss, a butterfly garden and minimal playground equipment. There will also be paved parking spaces and an ADA accessible ramp.