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Fire Department

The City of Carroll is proud to be served by 35 dedicated volunteers who answer between 70 and 100 calls each year. Of the 35 volunteers, 26 are certified as Iowa Fire Fighter 2 and 5 are certified as Fire Fighter 1.

Public Library

The Carroll Public Library has a collection of more than 86,000 items including books, cassettes, videos, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and microfilm. The Library also has 14 internet-connected computers. Carroll Public Library is now wireless. Use your own laptop and enjoy internet access.

Carroll Rec Center

The Carroll Recreation Center is an important assett to the community. The building alone offers: an olympic size swimming pool, outdoor wading pool & sun deck, four locker rooms, racquet ball courts, exercise room with Cybex equipment, free weights, 11,500 square feet gymnasium, 400 seat theater, meeting room with a kitchen and more!

Aquatic Center

The Carroll Family Aquatic Center opened on July 3rd, 2009. With two giant slides, tube slide, diving board, volleyball net and many other amenitites, this is one of Carroll's great attractions. Bring your friends and family down to the Carroll Aquatic Center for some fun in the sun!

City Parks

The Parks and Recreation department is responsible for 13 parks throughout the city. These parks have a lot to enjoy including: basketball courts, disc golf, enclosed and open-air shelters, picnic areas with tables and grills, playgrounds, sledding hills, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, skate park, and more.

Golf Course

The Carroll Municipal golf course in an 18 hole course covering approximately 150 acres. The 71 par course has motorized carts with cart rental availability. The clubhouse provides food, drinks and a golf shop. Come out to the Carroll Muni and enjoy our course.

Graham Skatepark

With the growing popularity of skateboarding and inline skating the City of Carroll has built a state of the art skate park to accomodate the community. This great attraction is built with rails, stairs, ramps and many other great features for people to enjoy. Made out of strong concrete, this park is going to provide years of enjoyment.

Merchants Park

The historic 1949 Merchant's Park built for Carroll's semi-pro team (Merchants) is a unique site for some of the finest high school, college & semi pro baseball in Iowa. In addition to regular season games for both local high schools, many tournaments are played on one of the state's finest fields. Plans are progressing for a full restoration of this wonderful, fan-friendly ball park.

Carroll Depot

Carroll Depot was designed by Charles Sumner Frost, a noted Chicago architect who designed 200 rail depots for the Chicago & North Western Railroad in the Midwest. He also designed the Chicago Navy Pier and Navy Pier Terminal building in 1916. The 1st Depot built in 1867 burned down and was rebuilt in 1879. Contruction of the current Carroll Depot was completed in 1879.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake State Park is a 510 acre area with tent and trailer camping. Electrical hookups are available, as are drinking water fountains, showers, flush toilets, picnic grounds, cross country skiing, hiking, bridle and snowmobile trails, a swimming beach, baseball and winter sports, and a nature center with programs, especially on weekends.

Sauk Rail Trail

This spectacular trail begins and ends at two beautiful state parks, both of which contain lakes with many recreational activities. While traveling the 33 mile trail, visitors will see natural prairies, wetlands, rich farmland and timber areas—along with much wildlife.

St. Anthony Hospital

For more than a hundred years, St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home has demonstrated a commitment to respond to the healthcare needs of our local community. Inspired by the mission of service demonstrated by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, St. Anthony makes caring for people our first priority in the ever-changing field of modern healthcare.


With the number of choices available, making a college decision can be difficult. In growing numbers, Carroll, Iowa area residents are selecting Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus as their choice for a quality, affordable, convenient education.

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Carroll is on highway 30 and highway 71The overall purpose of the City of Carroll is to enhance citizens’ opportunities to enjoy a superior quality of life, to deliver efficient services and programs, and to promote community growth and development, through a system of representative self government and a highly trained dedicated staff.