Valley Street & Shrigley Street, West Branch
The Park is the home of Fort Austin, in memory of Austin Clark, which is a huge multi structural modern wooden playscape that kids of all ages will love! It is a must see.
Within approximately the 10 to 12 acre park offers two covered pavilions, one gazebo that can be reserved for family gatherings or events. Also within the park are two tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, grills and two bathroom facilities.
Want a perfect spot for a picnic? Irons Park is the ideal spot with grassy areas to lay down a blanket or use the picnic tables and grills. One thing you will notice in Irons Park are the trees that shade a majority of the park.
Is walking or riding bikes your passion? The Rivertrail is a 5 mile looped paved walking/biking path that runs along the river through the park and continues across the street through the baseball fields.
Irons Park also gets visitors in the winter months. The hill behind the tennis courts are used as a sledding hill and the tennis courts are used as an ice rink, weather permitting.
Keep an eye on the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce for all events that are happening throughout the area including events taking place at Irons Park.
Geocaching in Irons Park
Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. Irons Park is a Municipal Park located on the West Branch of the Rifle River in downtown West Branch.The park has a river running through it and an old fashion covered bridge that keeps with the park's early 20th century charm.