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Recreation

A close-knit community boasting small-town values resonates within Marshalltown, making it an ideal place to raise a family. Friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods made up of high quality single-family homes welcome families of all sizes and stages.

Exciting community-wide events span the calendar year, beckoning parents and children to come out and enjoy the sights and sounds. Favorites include Oktemberfest—“Iowa’s BEST Family Fall Festival”—and the festive Holiday Stroll. Marshalltown High School sports also draw in big crowds as residents cheer on the various Bobcats athletic teams to victory. Families also enjoy Tiger athletics at Marshalltown Community College.

Recreational opportunities are a significant part of community life in Marshalltown as well. The Community Y is an outstanding place for families. The facility’s amenities are modern and include programming space, fitness areas, childcare and a large recreational pool that has water features all guests can enjoy. The Y’s program list is extensive too. While adults enjoy fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates and aerobics; children can participate in arts and culture classes, preschool programs, athletic camps and fitness for kids classes. The city of Marshalltown also provides an array of fun activities for families and plenty of neighborhood park spaces and recreational facilities—notably the popular Family Aquatic Center.

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