Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

2018 Parks and Recreation Brochure

Parks Superintendent Joshua Johnson has just released the 2018 City of Oelwein Park and Recreation Brochure.  Recreational leagues, aquatics, parks, campground and cemetery information can be found in this one publication.  Contact Superintent Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Wellness Facilitator Jessica Burkhart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Summer Employment

The City of Oelwein is seeking applications for summer positions including lifeguards, front desk and concessions at the Oelwein Family Aquatics Center, referees and umpires for youth leagues, diamond maintenance and general parks and cemetery laborers.  

Single Hauler Program Begins in April

The Single Hauler Garbage and Recycling Collection program will become effective April 1, 2018.  Residential properties will be billed $12.55 per month on their utility bill for weekly garbage and bi-weekly recycling pickup beginning with the April bill.  In preparation of this change, residents are asked to place their order for containers with Black Hawk Waste.  You can contact them at 319-232-4150.  



Water Supply and Treatment Project

A Reaffirmation of the Categorical Exclusion has been issued for the City of Oelwein drinking water supply and treatment upgrades project.  Attached is more information.

City Hall Hours


Effective Tuesday, August 1, 2017 City Hall will be open to the public as listed below:

               Monday         8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Tuesday        8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Wednesday    8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
               Thursday       8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Friday           8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.


History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.