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City Hall: 411 Lombard St. 563-452-3625
Culture and Recreation

Clock donated to the City by the Sesquicentennial Committe located in the downtown Memorial Park.

Edna Zybell Memorial Library

309 6th Ave, PO Box 450

Clarence, Iowa 52216

Phone:  563-452-3734 Fax:  563-452-3520

Librarian: Tami Finley, email:

Website: Libraray Fund Raising Brochure


  • Monday        Closed
  • Tuesday       1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday      1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday           9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday       9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday         Closed

Library Board:

Karla Tenley - President
Sue Elijah - Vice President
Jamie Wilhau - Secretary
Molly Hansen - Rural Board member
John Dayton - Board member

The Library has many best-sellers, a wide variety of children's books, videos, DVD's and books on CD. There are also computers for public use.  Story hours are offered for pre-school age children and a summer program is held each year. The library achieved acreditation in 2005 for the first time and completed automating services in 2007.The Friends of the Zybell Library organization (FOZL) purchased a microfilm viewer for use in reading old newspapers and some remodeling was done in the workroom area. The Library Building Committee has been organizing events to raise funds for building a new library. Libraray Fund Raising Brochure.

Clarence City Park, 400 1st. Ave.

Park Entrance

The City of Clarence is proud to maintain a beautiful City Park located along 1st Avenue, with newly renovated restrooms, playground equipment, replica of the Statue of Liberty, two enclosed park shelters, open shelter, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, two baseball diamonds, and a frisbee golf course all in one area.  Park benches have been installed in memory of loved ones.  The park comes to life with activity in the summer with little league, softball games and a recreation program. Park shelters may be rented for reunions and other special occasions by calling City Hall at 563-452-3625.  Cost is $25.00 plus a $25.00 cleaning deposit. The kitchen shelter may also be rented for $50.00 plus a $50.00 cleaning deposit. An active park board makes decisions on park improvements. A new kitchen and open shelter area were added to the west end of the middle building in 2006. A walking trail around the perimeter of the park has been nearly completed by board members and many volunteers from the community. The park received a donation of land from the Younkger Estate that increased the size of the park by nearly double.

Park Board Officers are: President, Don Hunwardsen, Secretary, Bonnie Hunwardsen, Treasurer, Jamie Wilhau

Grace (Tudy) England tends the Nicole LeGrand Memorial garden along the north side of the walking trail at the city park.

Walking Trail

Downtown Memorial Park, 302 6th. Ave.

The downtown Memorial Park is located on the corner of Lombard Street and 6th Avenue in Clarence.  It contains
a Veteran's Memorial, benches, trees, flowers and bushes as well as a lovely brick walkway. An Old Lincoln Highway marker was also added.

Clarence Cemetery Avenue of Flags

This Elvis display was at the Freida Bixler residence along Highway 30 summer 2009.

Lincoln Highway Festival Pictures l