Parks & Recreation
Wabash Trace Nature Trail: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is one of Iowa’s premier trails and runs right through the heart of Malvern! Stretching more than 62 miles through southwest Iowa, the Wabash Trace is a converted railroad right-of-way that runs from Council Bluffs on the north to Blanchard on the Iowa/Missouri border. Accessible from the numerous towns the trail passes through, the Wabash Trace offers a journey through the scenic Iowa countryside. From wide-open farm fields flowing with nature’s abundant harvest to the picturesque Loess Hills of western Iowa, visitors to the Wabash Trace will find their journey on the trail a memorable experience. Biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and even horseback riding on the equestrian trails that parallel parts of the trail are some of the great ways to experience the Wabash Trace.
Trail passes are available at Classic Cafe in downtown Malvern.
Fairview Hills Golf Course: Fairview Hills is a 9 hole public golf course located on the south edge of Malvern. Fairview offers reasonable prices with a fun atmosphere! Originally a sand green course, it was converted to artificial greens in the early 2000’s. In 2012, Fairview Hills upgraded to grass greens and did a complete change of the course layout. Come check out the changes!
Municipal Swimming Pool: 106 E 7th St. in Malvern, (712) 624-9010… open Memorial Day until school starts in Malvern, weather permitting! The regular hours are 1-8 PM daily.
Boehner Pond: Water/Electric Hookup $15.00 per night; Tent Camping $5.00 per night; Campground open from March 1 until October 31
Mills County Fairgrounds: