Letter From the Director

Dear Visitor,

On behalf of the City of Atlantic Park and Recreation Board and the staff of the Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department, I would personally like to welcome you to our new Atlantic Parks & Recreation Website. We are very excited about being able to offer you a more interactive and up-to-date locale for receiving information about our leisure and recreational programs, park activities, and upcoming special events.

Our mission is to provide the citizens and visitors to Atlantic with the most up-to-date and attractive facilities, amenities, and opportunities to participate in activities promoting healthy lifestyles.  As you visit our website you will see evidence that we are carrying out our mission through the great support of our Park Board, Mayor, and the City Council.  The future of our park system is exciting with many new amenities such as a future campground, new bike trails in and around our city, and future connections to biking trails across the state and country.

Throughout the website you will be able to find all the Parks and different amenities we have to offer you and the public.  Take a look around and give our town of Atlantic a visit. We have something for everyone from Disc Golf to fishing to biking.  We are a small town full of surprises at every corner.  We at the Parks Department will continue to strive to meet the needs of our community and visitors of our city.

If there is anything the Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to you visiting our parks and enjoying all the great recreational opportunities Atlantic, Iowa has to offer!



Seth Staashelm


Parks and Recreation Department


The Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department is currently supervise by the Parks Director.  He is under the advisory of the Park and Recreation Board.  The Parks & Recreation Board serves as an advisory body to the City Council. The Board advises the City Council on needed facilities to provide open space such as parks, playgrounds, and community facilities or other forms of recreation. It also oversees City programs to enhance the leisure time activities of the residents of the City of Atlantic. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 23 East 4th Street. The five members are elected from the City at large and serve six year staggered terms.


Parks & Recreation Director:  Seth Staashelm


Atlantic Park Board Members:
Jolene Smith
Term expires: November 15, 2021

Stuart Dusenberry–Chair
Term expires: November 15, 2021

Charlene Beane
Term expires: November 15, 2019

Erin McFadden–Vice-Chair
Term expires: November 15, 2019

John Krogman
Term expires: November 15, 2021