The City of Guthrie Center maintains over 20 acres of city parks for residents and visitors to enjoy. They include Mitchell Park, Riverside Park, and the Freedom Rock. The city also maintains the Aquatic Complex at Mitchell Park.
At nearly 14 acres, Mitchell Park is the city’s largest and located on the west side near the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. It is home to the Aquatic Complex, a 6,559 square foot facility, boasting two water slides, a zero depth entry, a concession area, diving board, and lounge chairs for relaxing! If swimming isn’t your thing, be sure to check out the basketball and tennis courts, musical instruments, and shelter house also at the park.
Riverside Park is located near the baseball fields by the high school. This six acre gem touts a hard surface walking path, playground equipment and, benches. Stop by Riverside Park and enjoy a wonderful, inviting green space with something for everyone to enjoy.
If you are traveling along the Western Skies Scenic Byway (Highway 44), be sure to stop and discover the Guthrie County Freedom Rock, a stunning masterpiece created by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen in 2014. This captivating mural is a tribute to the heroic tales of Guthrie County Veterans. You can find this remarkable artwork on the byway, on the west side of Guthrie Center, just north of the Guthrie County Fairgrounds.
While visiting, be sure to explore the on-site shelter house, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history and stories depicted on the rock. For additional information and a deeper dive into this incredible work of public art,
don’t hesitate to visit Art on State, conveniently located at 320 State Street in Guthrie Center’s vibrant Main Street District., which is located on west side of town across from the fairgrounds.
Aquatic Complex Operations
Hours: 1-4:45 pm and 6-7:45 pm daily.
Opening Date 2024: TBD
Closing Date 2023: August 11
Group swimming lessons will be provided in 2023.
Aquatic Center – 332-2989
The Aquatic Center is overseen by the Parks & Recreation Board:
Kari Carroll, Chris Bunde, Alan Mahaffey and Renee Baier.