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Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA)Contact:    
409 South 3rd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 52146
Phone: (712) 472-2245


Pastor: (712) 472-2344
Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 10:15 AM
Fellowship for all: 10:00 AM

Island Park - Rock RapidsContact:  
Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Island Park in Rock Rapids is one of the largest and most scenic city parks in northwest Iowa. It's a great place to go for a picnic in the shade, to fish, for a leisurely stroll, for children to play and for families to camp. But in the beginning, it was neither an island nor a park. Records show that in 1846 the tract of land was granted to the State of Iowa by the U.S. Government to aid in construction of railroads. The site was conveyed to the Des Moines Valley Railroad Co. in 1869 and later to an English investor, then to Augustus Frank and finally, in 1887, to the Cedar Rapids-Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railroad Co.

Located on Park Street in Rock Rapids, it features 22 camper pads with electrical hookups, mini-zoo, swimming pool/aquatic center, public restrooms, 3 playground sites, fire rings and picnic shelters.

For a unique view of Island Park, hit the trail on foot or on bike. The one-mile long, 10-foot wide trail begins east of the Depot Museum, crosses east over an abandoned railroad, goes north along the east bank of the Rock River to the northeast corner of the park. This asphalt trail is perfect for biking, a leisurely stroll or a heart-pounding run.