Altoona’s Parks & Trails Map

Altoona’s trails weave their way throughout the city, providing access to our many parks, restaurants, and other community amenities. We created a nifty parks & trails map to help you explore all we have to offer.

The Buzz: Spring Break in Altoona

Planning a spring break staycation? Coming into town with friends or family? Have a blast right here in Altoona. Check out our suggestions for events, activities, destinations, and other spring…

Visiting Altoona? Take a breather at Prairie Heritage Park.

Tucked away beside the bustling 8th Street Corridor—a district known for its shopping and dining—Prairie Heritage Park is an oasis of calm and serenity at the center of an otherwise bustling town. Stepping into the park, you feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world, even though you’re only a block away.

A dog’s day in Altoona

This weekend, a local Shiba Inu took her owners on a spin through Altoona to sniff out the best doggie destinations in town! They explored a dog-friendly hotel, a pooch-approved bakery and a dog park with an obstacle course and a fire hydrant—the perfect place for a pit stop. Grab a leash and explore Altoona today!

Winter cycling? Altoona biker Doug McCloskey shares his top tips.

In a season when most of us are stuck inside, winter cycling is a great way to get out and explore the community. To help you get started, we sat down with Altoona resident Doug McCloskey—a member of the Altoona Road Riders bike club, who has been riding for 25 years—to learn his top tips for winter cycling.

Mayor Dean Breaks Down His 3 Favorite Altoona Parks

Altoona, Iowa is known for our quirky charm, delicious dining, cozy fall shopping and high-stakes entertainment. But here’s a not-so-secret secret: Some of the greatest destinations in Altoona cost $0.00 and come with complementary monkey bars and sledding hills.