Summer Recreation | Ice Skating | Swimming | Golf | Camping | Outdoors

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Summer Recreation Program

West Bend has a variety of activities offered to the community. An outdoor swimming pool adds to the summertime opportunities, with Red Cross swimming lessons offered each summer. West Bend's Summer Recreation program also offers little league softball and baseball for the children in the community. West Bend also has one of the finest Summer Reading Programs nurtured by the Public Library with wonderful reward trips, such as a trip to the Omaha Zoo.


Skating on the Grotto Ice Rink

Grotto Ice Rink

The Grotto Ice Rink provides the perfect setting for “children of all ages” to enjoy an afternoon or evening of ice skating during winter. Enjoy pick-up hockey with appropriate protective equipment. There is a snack bar inside the warming house.

Season: December – Mid-March

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday hours will fluctuate.

Call (515) 887-RINK to verify skating hours.

Ages 4 and under
Session rate
$ 3.00
$ 8.00
Season rate
$ 1.00



Swimming Pool

Cool off on a hot summer day at the swimming pool located on the Public School grounds at 317 4th St. SW.

Hours: 1pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm
Adult swimming: 5pm-6pm
Daily admission: $4.00
Season tickets: Single-$70 - Family-$105
For more information call 515-887-6501


West Bend Golf & Country Club

Situated just south of town, West Bend Golf & Country Club offers a 9 hole course with a beautiful view. Call (515) 887-6217 to reserve a tee time or for more information.



Grotto campground

The Grotto campground offers 55 electrical hook-ups. The west campground has shower facilities, restrooms, dump station and water available (hydrant, not water hook-ups) and a shelter house. The north campground is accessible to rest rooms and playground and has a great view. You can pull through on most of the sites, so any size of RV can be accommodated. $15 a night for RVs with electrical hook-ups and $10 for tenters. Reservations are taken, but not required.


Outdoor Enthusiasts

Within a 30-mile radius, there are eight fine golf courses offering 90 holes of challenging entertainment. Call State Park, Smith Lake, Five Island Lake, Lost Island Lake, Silver Lake, and the West Fork of the Des Moines River offer camping and fishing opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. West Bend is also located only an hour away from the Iowa Great Lakes.

Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 366
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-2181
  City of West Bend
301 South Broadway
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-2181
  West Bend Econ Dev
311 2nd St SW
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-3264