Rock Rapids, Iowa

Help Wanted – Event Support Contractor

The City of Rock Rapids is now accepting applications for an Event Support Contractor for the Forster Community Building.  Deadline to apply is September 29, 2023 at 2:00PM.  Contractor Responsibilities and application are below, or are available for pick up from the City Office at 411 First Ave.  If you have any questions, please call (712)472-2553.


Contract Responsibilities


*Date Change* Seal Coat – Wednesday, August 16, 2023

2nd Ave.  – North 2nd Ave. to Boone St.

Adams – N. 1st to N. 2nd

Carroll – N. 1st to N. 2nd

Greene – N. 1st to N 2nd

Boone  –  3rd Ave. to 7th Ave.

Carroll – 12th Ave to S. dead-end



9th – Tama to Story

10th – Tama to Story

Fall Soccer 2023

Clean-Up Days 2023

Click here for more information  –  2023 Clean-up day

East Street Bridge Closing – Monday April 17

Effective Monday April 17, 2023 the East Street bridge crossing Tom Creek on Harrison Avenue, north of Imagine Learning, will be closed.  The 1956 bridge will be replaced with the goal to have the new bridge open in the fall of 2023.

Little League 2023

Central Lyon School District

Central Lyon Roars at State Basketball

Farm & Home Show

March 28
2pm – 8pm

Central Lyon Pre School, TK & Kindergarten Registration

2023-2024 Central Lyon Preschool, T.K and Kindergarten sign-up information.

Preschool Sign-up will begin Monday, February 20th and will end Friday, March 3rd on-line. You will find on-line sign-up on the Central Lyon website. You will still need to register your child in August during family school registration. Call the Elementary School Office at 472-2664 Ext. 1 or email if you have any questions. Your child must be 4 on or before September 15, 2023, to attend preschool. Visit day is Friday, April 28th. More information will follow about Visit Day.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten sign-up for the 2023-2024 school year information.
If your child currently attends Central Lyon Preschool, Central Lyon TK, Rock Rapids Head Start, Doon Preschool or you are thinking about sending your child to Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten this Fall please pick up a form at the Central Lyon Elementary Office or check out the CL website for sign up forms. Sign up starts on February 20th you will need to register your student during family registration in August. Kindergarten and TK Visit Day is April 28th. More information will follow about Visit Day.

Your child must be five on or before September 15, 2023.

Please return all forms to Rhonda Menning in the Elementary office by March 3rd.

Rock Rapids Eggs and Issues 2023

Eggs & Issues

Saturday, Mar. 25 8am

Rock Rapids - City Council

City Council Meeting Agenda

Heritage Days Information

Save the Date – 2022 Heritage Days!

June 16-19, 2022

The BIG Challenge

THIS JUST IN …The BIG Challenge entry deadline has been extended!

You have until Sunday, October 10th at midnight to submit your idea for your business. You could win some of the $10,000 in prize money! This is just for businesses in Northwest Iowa.

Learn more and enter here:


Utilities 125th Anniversary Open House

Join RR Utilities for an Anniversary Open House.

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative Walk

Let’s Get Walkin’ Rocky! The 30 minute walk will begin at the Depot on North Story Street. Walk is free & open to everyone!!
We are excited to participate in the Healthiest State Initiative’s Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, in an effort to promote healthy habits.

Community Blood Drive

October 6, 2021

The Iowa Gallivant

The Iowa Gallivant Stops in Rock Rapids

2021 Heritage Days Road Race Results are In!

Heritage Days – Parade

June 19, 2021

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative Walk

Let’s get Walkin’ Rocky!
Join us Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 12-12:30 pm at the Depot by the trail entrance for a 30 minute walk.

Citywide Rummage Sales

Join Rock Rapids residents for Fall rummages Aug. 27 & 28. If you are interested in advertising your sale, contact the Lyon Co. Reporter by Aug. 20.

State of Iowa – Governor’s Update – March 25, 2020

State of Iowa – Governor’s Update – March 24, 2020