Island Park

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

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
*Disc Golf Course

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  
Rentals can be made beginning November 1, 2023 for the 2024 season at Cedar Falls Recreation Center or by calling 319-273-8636.

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.

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

  • Deposit of $500.00 and the rental fee of the building are due at the time of booking.  Must be paid by Credit Card (NO Cash or Checks).
  • You may pick up your electrical key at the Rec Center up to 24 hours in advance of a rental during Open Rec Center Hours. A fee will be assessed if a staff member is needed to assist you during closed hours. 
  • Deposits will be held for 3 weekday business days. If no incidentals are found, they will be refunded.

Beach House Renters

  • Must be at least 21 years old to rent the Facility.
  • Understand the Facility can be used from 6:00am-10:30pm (park hours) and there is no overnight storage.
  • Understand you are responsible for picking up all refuse and removing bags of trash by closing time the day of the rental and placing it in the dumpster provided.
  • Understand you may NOT use any form of tape, nails, hooks, thumb tacks, staples, sticky tacky substance or like products on walls, windows, lights, doors, ceiling or fans.
  • Encouraged to report any damage or issues you might find or see upon arriving at the Facility by calling the Rec Center 319-273-8636.
  • If you plan to have: live music, kegs, play structure, stage, sell alcohol or charge admission,  you must inform the Rec Center at the time of reservation.
  • Understand that docks and watercraft are off limits.
  • Agree to properly maintain the Facility for said rental period and to leave the Facility in the same condition or better as received at the time of rental.
  • Hereby assume any and all liability for damages to the Facility caused by the lessee or the invitee, and any and all liability for damage by reason of any accidents not attributable to any inherently dangerous condition upon the City Property.
  • Understand that no political event may be held at the Beach House.