Welcome to the City of Atkins!

More than a just a place where people live, our community is unique and vibrant. This community is home to friends and neighbors, people who contribute to the excellent quality of life. But its not just the people, but also the government, the businesses, the schools, and the activities that make us a great place to live or visit. We are proud to call this our home.

  • Atkins Public Library News

    Atkins Library now has an online card catalog. Check out www.atkins.lib.ia.us

    The First Day of the Summer Reading Program is

    Wednesday, June 6th 2:30 to 3:30pm

    Following program dates:

    Wednesdays June 13th, 20th and 27th.

    Call 446-7676

    Atkins Public Library News
  • City of Atkins News

    The Atkins Newsletter comes on the first Wednesday of the month inside of the Hometown Marketplace Newspaper.

    The 2018 Recycling Calendar! Yard Waste Pickup has started for the season!


    Click Here to see a copy of The City of Atkins 2017 Water Quality Report.


    It’s that time of year to register your golf cart!

    A Fee of $25 and proof of insurance should be submitted

    City of Atkins News
  • City of Atkins Mayor’s News

    Mayor Bruce Visser will be at City Hall on

    June 23rd, from 9am to 10am.

    As always anyone is welcome to attend council meetings

    The First and Third Monday of every month.

    City of Atkins Mayor’s News
  • Blood Drive at Atkins Park Pavilion, June 20th 2018

    Blood Drive at Atkins City Hall

    Wednesday June 20th, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm

    To donate call 800-747-5401 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org

    Must bring photo ID and eat before donating.


    Blood Drive at Atkins Park Pavilion, June 20th 2018
  • Online Bill Pay is now Available

    Check out the Right side of the Heading on the Home Page.

    You can now pay any City of Atkins payments with credit/debit or electronic check.

    Check it out!

    Online Bill Pay is now Available
  • Farmers Market June 21st

    Farmer Market on June 21st

    June 7th from 5:30-7:30pm

    Atkins City Park

    To Join as a Vender email atkinsfarmersmarket@outlook.com

    or call Pamela 319-981-7755

    Farmers Market June 21st
  • Atkins Watermelon Days Road Race

    5k Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk (Friday Night)

    Friday, August 3rd, 2018 – 6:30 P.M.

    (Proceeds go to support the Benton Community Cross Country Team)

     Click Here for Registration Form





    Start –Finish: Located at the Atkins City Park Pavilion on the

    west side of the park. Race start times are 6:30 P.M. The course

    will be on streets and city grass trails.

    Packet pick up begins at 5:30 P.M.


    Walkers: We encourage walkers in the 1-mile event

    1 Mile Run & Walk: $5 entry fee awards

    given to top 3 finishers over all.

    1 Mile participants will not receive a t-shirt/bag


    5K: Females: 13 & Under, 14–19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50–59, 60–69, 70 & Over

    Males: 13 & Under, 14–19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50–59, 60–69, 70 & Over

    Awards: Medals will be given to the top 3 places

    in each division and trophies to overall male & female runner

    Registration Fee:

    €       $5 for all 1 Mile participants (shirts not included)

    €       $20 if received by July 20th. Includes shirt

    €       $25 if mailed after July 20th or paid on race day (shirts not guaranteed)

    #     $15 No shirt option for the 5K Race

    Checks payable to Atkins Community Club Fun Run

    Enjoy bottled water, watermelon and other snacks after the race.

    Also you must be present to win great prizes from our list of sponsors!

    Mail Registration

    To: Atkins 5K Run

    Attn: Marty Thomae 203 Cherry Street

    Van Horne, IA 52346

    If questions please e-mail: mthomae@benton.k12.ia.us

    Atkins Watermelon Days Road Race
  • Watermelon Day Car Show Sat Aug 4th

    Gordy Nelson Car Show

    Registration begins at 8am thru 12pm @ Soccer field

    Awards begin @ 3pm

    Each vehicle entered will cost $10

    Contact Dan Cross @ 319-446-4928

    Click here for complete flyer & details

    Watermelon Day Car Show Sat Aug 4th
  • Fireworks in the City of Atkins Limits

    The new fireworks ordinance for the City of Atkins

    allows Firework Use during the following times:

    1)         June 28th thru July 4th from the hours of 9 am to 11 pm each day.

    2)        December 30th from the hours of 9 am to 10 pm.

    3)       December 31st from the hours of 9 am to 12:30 am on January 1st.

    Please remember to pick up the area and respect your neighbors while using fireworks.

    Please use caution and take appropriate safety measures.

    Fireworks in the City of Atkins Limits