City of Durant Parks & Recreation
All parks in the City are open to the public from 6:00am to 10:00pm.
Jaycee Park is situated one block north of 5th Street (F58 or old Hwy 6) between 6th & 7th Street and 10th & 11th Avenue. The park is complete with a ball field, tennis court, playground, skatepark, a new large park shelter with restrooms/concession stand and two small park shelters.
The park shelters at Jaycee Park are available to use any time on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to guarantee use of a shelter, a reservation form is required to be completed and a fee paid at City Hall.
Feldhahn Park is located on Hwy 6 on the east edge of Durant. This park has three softball fields, restrooms/concession stand, two small picnic shelters and a walking path.
The two small picnic shelters are strictly on a first come first serve basis at Feldhahn Park. The concession stand and ball fields can be reserved.
Pythian Sisters Park
Pythian Sisters Park is located on Hwy 6 in the center of town east of the fire station and ambulance building. This is a beautiful park with plenty of shade trees and a rain garden. A memorial for Veterans of the Armed Services stands in this park. As you are traveling through Durant this is a perfect spot to stop and have a picnic!
NOTICE: FOR CITY NOTIFICATIONS SUCH AS SNOW EMERGENCIES….
Effective July 1, 2021, Cedar County Emergency Management has a new notification system that will also affect the City of Durant. We now use Alert Iowa. If you were signed up prior to July 1 2021 with WENS-Wireless Emergency Notification System- you will need to sign up under Alert Iowa. It does not matter what county you live in, if you sign up you will receive local alerts and notification.
In order for anyone to receive local notifications such as boil orders or snow emergencies, please go to https://ema.cedar-county.org/. Under “Sign Up Now” an account can be created so you can receive the county and local city alerts. You can also text CedarIA to 672-83 to create an account
ALL PHONE CONTACT INFORMATION-EVEN LAND LINES-WILL NEED TO SIGN UP UNDER ALERT IOWA. If you do not sign up there will be no notifications from the City of Durant. Unfortunately that is how this system is designed under Iowa Homeland Security.
If you have general questions, please call City Hall at 563-785-4451 If you need help creating an account please call Cedar County Emergency Management and Jodi or Kate can assist with helping you create an account. 563-886-3355. We are hoping in the future to have a direct link from our website to Cedar County EMA to make it easier to sign up. If you do not have a computer or smart phone and would like to sign up, you may call Cedar County EMA, or you may use the computers at the Durant Branch, Scott County Library to set up an account.