Resource Directory
Rapid SpeedwayContact:   
South 5th Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246


Racing is a tradition in Rock Rapids. While the competition has evolved from horses to horse-power throughout the decades, when weather heats up, so does Rapid Speedway.

Every Friday night during the summer, stock, modified and sprint cars take to the 3/8 mile semi-banked oval dirt track to take home the hardware. With a racing surface that is 80 feet wide, this place breeds three-way racing!

The racetrack is located on the Lyon County Fairgrounds and spectators have the advantage of watching the show from the county's historic covered grandstand.

Heartland Racing Association promotes the fast-paced action. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with the green flag dropping at 8:00 p.m.

Directions to the Lyon County Fair Grounds: From Hwy 9 - turn on Tama Street and go South 3 blocks. From Hwy 75 - turn on South 5th Avenue and go 8 blocks east. You will run right into the fair grounds.

Rock Rapids Council of ChurchesContact:  
Dan Haggar
Rock Rapids, IA 52146
Phone: (712) 472-3729


Most Rock Rapids Churches are members of the Council, which plans community church services, the Fifth Sunday Gospel Concerts, the Lyon County Fair Gospel Concert, & coordinates the schedule of services for the nursing homes.

Rock Rapids Development CorporationContact:    
John Hulshof
IA
Phone: (712) 472-3456


The Rock Rapids Development Corporation (RRDC) would like to extend a warm welcome and promise of assistance to those wishing to learn more about Rock Rapids as a business destination. We are also here to assist local businesses and companies and help keep them healthy and growing!

- 35 acre shovel-ready industrial park
- 146 acre mixed-use development
- New Housing Incentives
- Incentive Program for New & Expanding Companies
- Resource Center for Business Development

Rock Rapids Gun ClubContact:  
Walt Dibbern
1426 Hark Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2408


The Rock Rapids Gun Club has a long and rich history in the community. There are spring and fall trap shooting leagues and special clay events with shooters of all ages.

The club has four trap houses and a skeet range. League shooting is held on Wednesday nights. There is open shooting Sunday afternoons from 1-5:00 p.m. for trap and skeet.

Members sponsor hunter safety classes and host fund-raising events such as membership and fun nights and wild game feeds to support community activities.

Rock Rapids Health CentreContact:   
703 South Union
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2585


Since 1960, Rock Rapids Health Centre has served the Rock Rapids community and the surrounding areas by providing quality nursing care as well as a home for our very special neighbors in their time of need.

Rock Rapids Health Centre is a 40-bed Medicare/Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facility providing a broad range of services including traditional long-term care, short-term rehabilitation stays, respite care, hospice care and adult day care. The Health Centre offers many ammenities including a full-service in-house beauty shop, extra large spacious rooms so residents feel more at home, private lounges for special gatherings or family get-togethers, and various activities and community outings to fit everyone's interest and desires.

Whether your needs include Alzheimer’s care, nursing care, rehabilitation or recovery help, or any of a number of other specialty services, Rock Rapids Health Centre will be there, with all the support, education, and commitment you and your loved one need.

With highly trained and caring staff you can be sure that your loved ones will receive nothing but the highest quality of care and services. Rock Rapids Health Centre - "Where Caring Makes a Difference".

Rock Rapids Public LibraryContact:   
102 South Greene Street
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-3541


Make yourself at home at the Rock Rapids Library.

We invite you to spend a few moments visiting our new library website. With help from the State Library of Iowa and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we created a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs.

Rock Rapids Swimming PoolContact:  
401 North Story Street
Rock Rapids, IA 52146
Phone: (712) 472-3341


Cool off with a splash at the Rock Rapids Swimming Pool! Wade in the shallows, dive in the deep end, or take a spin down our water slides!

Rock Rapids UtilitiesContact:    
James E. Hoye
310 South Third Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2511
Fax: (712) 472-2512

Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities is the provider of all natural gas, electricity, water, and sewer utilities in Rock Rapids. As a locally owned municipal company, we pride ourselves in offering our customers the best value for their dollar. Our customers are our owners.

Rock River Golf & Country ClubContact:  
1344 Harding Ave
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-3168


The Rock River Golf and Country Club, located two miles north of Junctions 9 and 75 in Rock Rapids on county blacktop Harding Avenue, gains its name from the Rock River which flows directly through a portion of the course. The river comes directly into play as golfers are forced to drive across the stream to greens on the fourth and sixth holes.

Rock River is a great 9 hole regulation course located a the Rock River Golf & Country Club facility in Rock Rapids, IA. From the longest tees it presents 2,737 yards of golf for a par of 35.

The course rating is 33.5 with a slope rating of 101. Rock River is a daily fee golf course with a "Accompanied By Member" policy.