Welcome to Madrid, Iowa

Community Pride - - a Sign of Progress!


  • Madrid is conveniently located in the heart of Iowa, 2 miles from Saylorville Lake and the Des Moines River, with in 20 minutes of Des Moines and Ames.   Combined with its close proximity to major metropolitan areas, Madrid offers all the amenities of small town living.  If you are looking for small town living with easy access to Des Moines or Ames, check out the secrets that makes Madrid the choice for small town living in central Iowa.


    Beautiful parks, including the City's Edgewood Park (featuring a Disc golf course) Jensen Park, Swede Point Park and the Recreational Trail are located in a rural setting, offer many outdoor recreational opportunities. The Iowa Arboretum (a library of living plants found in Iowa) is located a short distance from Madrid. Also within a short driving distance is Saylorville Lake, Big Creek State Park , Jester Park and Ledges State Park for camping, fishing, biking, golfing and boating facilities. Little League baseball, youth soccer & football entertain the young people during the summer & fall months. A local bowling alley is located within the city of Madrid and offers laser bowling & leagues for all ages.

    Saylorville Lake/Des Moines River

    The just finished Recreational Trail Brifge that overlooks Saylorville Lake/Des Moines River

    The Recreational Trail Park inthe City of Madrid is presently under construction but parking is available.

    Madrid Duets 4-H club constructs Butterfly Garden at Edgewood Park.

    Pictures taken from the Madrid Register News, The second picture is of Matt Mataya and a
    50lb/48 inch long flathead caught on the Des Moines river, just outside of town.

    The third picture is Tyler & Dustin Anderson with some catfishs they caught out of the Des Moines River Memorial Day weekend 2010.
    The biggest one was around 30 inches and weighed about 9 pounds.


Central Iowa