Island Park

218 Center Street Get Directions
Acreage: 104 Acres
Beach House Layout
Interior Beach House Photos

To Rent the Shelters(Scroll down for Beach House Info):  

  • Shelters in the parks may be reserved in advance.To Book the Shelter, you may do so at The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center at 110 E. 13th St Cedar Falls or on-line
  • Electricity cannot be guaranteed in the shelter #1 due to vandalism and/or weather conditions.

Island Park Facilities:
*Two Boat Ramps
*Mooring Area
*5 Open Shelters
*Shelter #1 has Electricity
*2 Play Equipment Areas
*Picnic Areas
*Open Space
*Parking Lots
*Day Beach
*Beach House

Trail Access: Cedar Valley LakesIMG_4797IMG_4795IMG_4798IMG_4790

Beach House Information

IMG_4792218 Center Street in Island Park
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Beach House Layout
Additional Interior Photos

The rental season for the Beach House is May 1st - October 15th

The building has banquet style seating for approximately 180 people.  Stainless steel serving counters and a sink with hot and cold water are available for use. The facility comes with the appropriate number of tables and chairs located in storage rooms on either side of the facility. Men’s and women’s rest rooms are located on the east side of the building with access from the outside of the building and are available to the general public using the trails or park. Windows open easily for great ventilation and an enjoyable view of the park and river. Ceiling fans will help move the air in an effort to keep the inside of the building cool on the hot summer days ahead. A small deck/patio is available with the respective ends on the river side of the building.

Rentals can be made up to one year in advance in person at the Cedar Falls Recreation Center located at 110 East 13th Street in Cedar Falls. Those interested in inquiring about available dates can call the Rec Center at 319-273-8636 to obtain that information.

Monday-Thursday $175.00
Friday-Sunday & All Holidays $275.00


  • Deposit check of $750.00 for the rental of the entire building will be required.
  • You may pick up your electrical key at the Rec Center up to 24 hours in advance of a rental and leave your deposit.  Your $750 Damage Deposit due at the time of Key Pickup in the form of paper check.  Deposit checks will be held for 3 weekday business days. If no incidentals are found, they will be shredded, and an email will be sent to the address on file. We are not able to take credit cards for deposits.
  • Please remember the park, and thus the building by ordinance, closes at 10:30pm so plan accordingly.

Beach House Renters

  • Must be at least 21 years of age to rent the facility.
  • Understand renter may not enter the building before 8:00am day of your rental, store items overnight either before the rental or after the rental and must remove all items by 10:30pm the day of your rental.
  • Understand the facility can only be used from 8:00am thru the park closing at 10:30pm.
  • Understand renter is responsible for picking up all refuse and removing all bags of trash by closing time the day of the rental and placing it in the dumpster provided.
  • Understand renter may NOT use any form of tape, nails, hooks, thumb tacks, staples, sticky tacky substance or like products on walls, windows, doors, ceiling, or fans.