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Features

  1. Benches
  2. Bicycle Racks
  3. Boat Launch
  4. Fishing
  5. Grill
  6. Lake
  7. Picnic Tables
  8. Playground
  9. Restrooms
  10. Shelter
  11. Swimming Beach
  12. Walking Track
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Waterworks Park is the perfect place to go swimming, fish, walk the trail, have a picnic, or play on the playground equipment. The shelter can be reserved.

The walking path connects to the 17-mile Fairfield Loop Trail and leads to another lake in a pine forest.

To book the park for an event, call 641-472-6159 or visit the Roosevelt Recreation Complex during open hours.

Waterworks Park is 97.2 acres.

Amenities

  • 1 Shelter
  • Bonnifield Lake
  • Permanent Benches
  • Swimming Beach - Swim at Your Own Risk

Park Rules
Please follow these rules to help create a fun, safe, accident-free environment for everyone.
  • Swimming is only allowed in Bonnifield Lake in designated areas and is prohibited in all other city owned Reservoirs (i.e. #2 Pond adjacent to Pleasant Plain Road, Walton Lake adjacent to the Walton Golf Course). Swimming will be “swim at your own risk.”
  • Swimming is allowed from sunrise to sunset in designated areas only at Bonnifield Lake. The yearly swim season will be from April 1 to October 31, depending on weather or other exigent circumstances or conditions. Swimming is only allowed within 2 designated areas. The first designated swim area is adjacent to the beach within the area delineated by buoys and ropes. The second designated swim area is lane swimming for open swimming delineated by the colored buoys. Buoys are positioned to establish boundaries of designated swimming areas and for swimming safety purposes.
  • Swimming is only allowed within 2 designated areas. The first designated swim area is adjacent to the beach within the area delineated by buoys and ropes. The second designated swim area is lane swimming for open swimming delineated by the colored buoys. Buoys are positioned to establish boundaries of designated swimming areas and for swimming safety purposes.
  • The beach may be closed for swimming at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Director or his/her designee for safety or health reasons, as well as other exigent circumstances. Beach Closed signs will be posted in the event of a beach closing and swimming will be prohibited while such signs are posted.
  • The City of Fairfield will have emergency rescue equipment adjacent to or on the beach for emergency use.
  • Written or verbal warnings for unlawful or improper conduct may be issued by Parks and Recreation staff, law enforcement, or other City employees so empowered. All criminal citations will be issued by law enforcement.
  • Swimmers must obey city employees enforcing these ordinances. Swimmers shall not attempt to avoid enforcement of swimming rules and regulations. Attempts to avoid enforcement will result in citation and / or a loss of swimming privileges.
  • Individuals having 3 or more written violations may be banned for the swim season. Anyone violating the ban notice will be cited for trespassing.
  • No skating, snow-mobiles, sliding, or sleighing on the ice.
  • No constructing or floating upon the surface of any reservoir any type of dock, raft, or other device that will extend out into, or upon, the water of the city-owned reservoirs.
  • No hunting or shooting (except specific clubs and organizations that have been granted the right to shoot in designated areas by the utilities committee of the Fairfield waterworks)
  • Drive on the roadways only.
  • Deposit trash in the receptacles provided, or carry trash out.
  • No horseback riding.
  • No overnight camping.
  • Obey park speed limits.
  • Park closes at 10 p.m.