Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park is named after Claude and Dolly’s son, the late Paul W. Ahrens, who passed away in 1989 at the age of fifty, and a friend of Paul’s, Jim Paschall, who also passed away at a fairly young age. Building a recreational park had always been a life long dream for both Claude and his son, Paul.
The Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park, opened in 1994, is home to eight youth softball and baseball fields, outdoor basketball courts, a tennis court, four pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, three youth soccer fields, a golf driving range, several playground areas, three shelter houses, a sledding hill, community gardens, green spaces, and a one and a half mile outdoor walking path. Also located at the park is the Ahrens Family Center, the Grinnell Athletic and Recreation Center, and the offices for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, Ahrens Park Foundation, Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation, Imagine Grinnell, and LINK.
The Grinnell Heritage Center is a future new project, organization and collaborative partner of the Ahrens Park Foundation. Plans for an educational and environmental center on a 40 acre campus is coming soon and will be located adjacent to the Ahrens Park soccer fields and NW walking path. More information about this exciting new project will be posted soon. Please visit www.grinnellheritagefarm.com to learn more about the Grinnell Heritage Farm!
To reserve one of our three park shelter houses, please contact the Ahrens Park Foundation offices at (641)236-5518. Please view our calendar section to see current availability of our park shelters and other park events.
View or download a copy of the Ahrens Park Map
View or download a copy of the Ahrens Park Facility Usage and Partner Chart
View or download a copy of the Ahrens Park Emergency Response Weather Plan