Fort Dodge, Iowa touts small-town charm and big-time sports opportunities

Whether you’re in Fort Dodge as a sports spectator or a team player, this region offers the gamut of exciting family activities on and off the field


Fort Dodge, Iowa

Visitors to Fort Dodge for Iowa sports will be pleasantly surprised by the added outdoor adventures that await them. Not only does the community tout a tournament golf course, but it also offers exceptional mountain biking trails, and baseball, softball and soccer possibilities. When the games are finished, take the team out on the town and enjoy the great Iowa outdoors for fun in the sun and water.

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“The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is proud to call Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge the home of the Iowa Girls State Softball Tournament for over 50 years. The city of Fort Dodge and the Rogers Park staff has been providing high school girls an amazing athletic experience in one of the top softball venues in the United States.”

Jason Eslinger, Associate Director, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

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Facility Spotlight

Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Softball, Baseball, Soccer

Enjoy 100 acres of recreational opportunities for Iowa sports including baseball, softball and soccer at the Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. The site comprises 11 baseball/softball fields with six equipped with Musco lighting. Amenities include three batting cages, four concession stands, 13 soccer fields, scoreboards, restrooms and parking for over 600 vehicles.

Lizard Creek Mountain Bike Trails

Sports Covered: Mountain biking

Traverse ten miles on the Lizard Creek Mountain Bike Trails situated along the Des Moines River Valley. The trail system has three sections offering each skill level a chance to ride through the Fort Dodge wilderness. Beginners to pro mountain bikers can choose from Lower, Middle or Upper Lizard or the recently made Phinney Loop.

Lakeside Municipal Golf Course

Sports Covered: Golf

Play a round at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course on 18 attractively manicured holes. The first nine are long and straight while the back nine are short and narrow. A driving range, clubhouse, pro shop, and deck with concessions are also available. The golf course hosts tournaments and numerous golf leagues along with high school state cross country.

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