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.

  • City Wide Garage Sales June 8th, 2019

    Saturday June 8th, 2019

    You may advertise your garage sales for $3.00.

    This will give a short listing of items and place your sale on a map.

    To advertise go to the Atkins Medical Clinic.




    City Wide Garage Sales June 8th, 2019
  • Atkins Watermelon Days Road Race

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

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 – 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 19th Includes shirt

    €       $25 if mailed after July 19th 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
  • City of Atkins Mayor’s News

    Mayor Bruce Visser will be at City Hall on

    June 8th and 22nd from 9am to 10am.

    As always anyone is welcome to attend council meetings

    Council Meetings are June 3rd and 17th.

    The First and Third Monday of every month.

    City of Atkins Mayor’s News
  • Atkins Community Club Watermelon Days 2019

    The Atkins Community Club will be hosting the 2019 Watermelon Days.  Save the dates of Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  We would truly appreciate your help on Saturday with some of the games. One hour of your time would make a world of difference for us.

    Below is the Sign Up Genius link that you will use to sign up to volunteer.

    There are two sign ups.

    1. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DABA72EA2FB6-20191

    H & H Fun Rides/Inflatables: (Need to be 18 years old or older)

    1. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DABA72EA2FB6-2019

                                    Three Kids Rides—Remember, that any student who is looking for volunteer hours can sign up for the kids rides.

    Check us out on The Atkins Community Club Facebook.  More details coming soon.

    Get ready for a Watermelon Fun Weekend!

    Atkins Community Club Watermelon Days 2019
  • New 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar
  • Atkins Public Library News

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

    Summer Reading will start June 5th @ 2:30. This is for grades preschool – 3rd. The program will end On June 26th.

    Our summer theme is outer space so come join us for some action packed out of this world fun!

    New policy at the library: Only ten items can be checked out per household. Fines must be paid before you will be allowed to check out more materials. This is due to the large number of overdues and lost items.

    Atkins Public Library 446-7676

    Atkins Public Library News
  • 2019 Golf Cart Registrations are Due

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

    Per city Ordinance #185 Golf Carts may be operated

    on the streets of Atkins after First obtaining a permit.

    Forms can be found online or at City Hall.

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


    2019 Golf Cart Registrations are Due
  • Atkins City Wide Cleanup Days June 22nd

    Atkins City Wide Cleanup Day   SEE FLIER

    Items too large for regular weekly pickup may be brought to the Atkins Telephone Warehouse

    at 323 Railroad st (on the corner of Northview Ave) for disposal.

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019        8am UNTIL 2pm

    The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

    Tires, Yard-waste, Household Garbage, Building Materials, Hazardous liquids and batteries .


    Any Elderly or Handicap citizen, who would like to participate in the program but needs assistance, may call City Hall at 446-7870

    This service is for City of Atkins Residents ONLY!!



    Atkins City Wide Cleanup Days June 22nd
  • Farmers Market Starting in June 2019

    Farmers Market

    Click for more information!

    To Join as a Vender email atkinsfarmersmarket@outlook.com

    or call Pamela 319-981-7755

    Farmers Market Starting in June 2019
  • T-Shirt Design for Watermelon Days

    Design:   Watermelon theme.  All drawings must be done on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.  You can use up to six colors:  You can use markers, colors or colored pencils.  You may also do your design on the computer and submit a disc along with a paper copy of the design.  A catchy logo also helps!

    In the design you need to have the date and Atkins Watermelon Days.
    You need to sign your design and include your phone number.  If under age 18, we need to have a parent give permission to use your design if chosen.

    Ages:  All ages!

    Prize:  If your design is chosen, you will receive a free t-shirt and $25.00!
    You may choose to have your name on front.

    Deadline: All designs must be submitted before April 22, 2019 to the Atkins Public Library.

    Questions:  Contact Cathy Becker at the public library.  #446-7676

    The Atkins Community Club members will choose the design.


    T-Shirt Design for Watermelon Days