Siouxland’s Mickelson City Park, Estherville

1 Jul

This spring when I ventured into the northern part of Iowa Siouxland making my way to the Iowa Lakes Region, I stopped in Estherville, Iowa. A nice community as a gateway to the lakes region. Like many small communities, there are hidden gems in most and it takes a little time and patience to find them. One of those gems for Estherville is a city park, the Mickelson City Park, one of eight parks in the community. Tucked away it has some sprawling greens, a small meditative grotto garden with the Des Moines River running through it. It was too early in spring when I visited, but the quiet, the feel of nature and hearing the song springs bring life back to an area after a long winter was grand. It is true that sometimes one needs to stop and smell whatever “roses” present themselves and take a moment to enjoy it.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

One Response to “Siouxland’s Mickelson City Park, Estherville”


  1. Siouxland’s kindred state park, Ft. Defiance | lostinsiouxland - July 29, 2014

    […] the park is actually in Estherville. I drove around the small town, checked out a local city park, Mickelson City Park, but then I couldn’t find Ft. Defiance. I finally asked someone in the downtown area and they […]

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