Spencer is a great place to Live, Work and Play, with plenty of places to play!
Spencer Parks and Recreation
The Spencer Parks and Recreation Department is looking forward to another exciting year, with planned expansion of the Spencer Recreational Trail System. The trail makes its way through much of the community with miles of safe, convenient, hard-surfaced trails.
Heading outside the city limits, visitors and residents enjoy the natural beauty of Scharnberg Park, maintained by the Clay County Conservation Board. The 45-acre park features a 15 acre pond, 63 modern campsites with electricity, water, showers, cable TV and wireless internet. Three beautiful cabins are also available year-round.
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
The Spencer Municipal Golf course in south Spencer now includes a spacious new clubhouse featuring light snacks and your favorite beverage.
Spencer Golf and Country Club
The Spencer Golf and Country Club is an award winning Championship Course that is listed as one of the top 10 in Iowa. The Spencer Golf and Country Club hosts the Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament each year.
Spencer Soccer Complex
Pederson Park - Ball Diamond Complex
The Pederson Park Ball Diamonds and Soccer complex along with the Spencer High School Baseball and Softball fields and Spencer Cardinal Field are all located in east Spencer.
Spencer Family Aquatic Center
- 612 4th Street SE
- Spencer, IA
- Phone: (712) 580-7275
New in 1997! The Spencer Family Aquatic Center offers fun for the entire family. This two-acre complex contains two water slides, a children's play area, sand volleyball, five lanes for lap swimming, and plenty of lounge chairs for your relaxation.
Spencer Family YMCA
- 1001 11th Avenue West
- Spencer, IA
- Phone: (712) 262-3782
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The YMCA is a mission driven organization serving Spencer and the surrounding area. Facilities are over 50,000 square feet and include: 2 heated swimming pools, 2 gymnasiums, free weight room, nautilus center, cardio-theatre, adult fitness facility, steam/sauna/whirlpool, 3 handball/racquetball courts, indoor walking/running track. locker rooms, outdoor shelter house, miscellaneous sports fields, outdoor tennis courts, outdoor playground equipment and child care facilities.