MCRF Entities

The Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation plans, develops and facilitates many recreational entities in the Mahaska community. The Lacey Recreation Complex, a key component and major entity of MCRF, supports over 15 youth programs and brings in over 15 tournaments each summer season. Lacey Recreation Complex hosts youth through collegiate programs such as band, track, football, soccer, T-ball,   baseball, softball, challenger ball, Babe Ruth, and individualized scheduled events.

Another popular MCRF entity is the Mahaska Community Recreation Trail with new additions including underpasses now completes at all major street crossings in Oskaloosa and a strategic railroad underpass connecting William Penn University to the Lacey Recreation Complex. At its completion the trail will encircle Oskaloosa and University Park making a 15 mile trek available for community users and visitors. Close to 13 miles has been completed to date.

A recent addition to MCRF projects is the Oskaloosa Urban Park, located downtown Oskaloosa, which offers a full-sized basketball court, a welcoming observation and rest area under a gazebo, and a contemporary lighted concrete skate park. The Urban Park is open to the public and visited regularly by local and surrounding communities. There is no charge for any part of the Urban Park and all are welcome.

In addition to these local entities, MCRF consults and assists with surrounding community recreation projects and events. Some past projects or events include assisting in 2013 RAGBRAI in which Oskaloosa was a stop over community, a Little League concession project in Fremont and a playground project in Bussey.

MCRF continues to stand by its mission as a strong advocate for recreation, insuring its growth and opportunities for all youth in the community. It is our belief that “if you embrace the youth of your community, they will grow to embrace their community.”