Saturday Aug. 5, 2017

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Two Divisions

Junior – Ages up to 15

Senior – ages 16 and older


1st -$300           2nd– $150                3rd– $50

Please review the rules and complete the entry form and return with the $20 entry fee no later than

JULY 1, 2017
Please contact angela.gammill@gmail.com for more information.

Click Here For Entry Forms

Mail entry forms and refundable entry fee to

Angela Gammill, 3216 70th Street, Atkins, IA 52206.

Atkins Watermelon Days Road Race

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

Friday, August 4, 2017 – 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

Sewer Debt Fee Increase Coming in July

The sewer debt fee will be increasing in July 2017.  The current sewer debt fee is $15.00 and is billed on your City of Atkins Water Bill.  This fee will be increasing July 1st 2017 to a fee of $30.00.  This fee goes directly to paying for the New Waste Water Treatment Plant.


City of Atkins Water Quality Report

The City of Atkins is publishing the 2016 Water Quality Report.  This report informs the public that the water is safe to drink and consume.  Click Here to see a copy of the report.



New Park Pavilion is available for Rent

Happy new year!

We have some exciting changes and updates with our park pavilions.

We will now be renting out the pavilion near the soccer fields!

The pavilion in the Atkins City Park rents for $55.00 per day.  This pavilion is available year round and does have heating and cooling.  This facility has a full kitchen with two refrigerators.  This facility also has 10  tables that are 8 ft long and 64 Chairs.  The address for this facility is 320 2nd Ave, Atkins Iowa 52206.

The pavilion by the Atkins soccer fields rent for $35.00 per day.  This pavilion is an open air pavilion with a full kitchen.  Restroom facilities will be coming in the spring of 2017.  This pavilion has picnic table seating.

Another change is that rent will be due at the time the rental is made.  We also have a rental agreement that must be signed before your reservation can be made.

Click Here for a copy of the rental agreement. This can be sent to Atkins Public Library, 380 3rd Ave, Atkins Iowa 52206, or dropped in the water payment box in the parking lot.   For more details call city hall or the Atkins Public library a call at 319-446-7870 or 319-446-7676.

If you already have a reservation for 2017 made give city hall or the Atkins Public library a call at 319-446-7870 or 319-446-7676.

New Garbage and Recycle Collection 2017 Calendar

New Garbage and Recycle Collection 2017 Calendar

Click Here for a printable version.

Watermelon Days Bean Bag Event

Bean Bag Tournament

Friday, August 4th – 6:00pm  @Atkins City Park 

Kids 15 years old and younger – Doubles

Cost is $5 per team, register by 5:45 pm that evening at the park

No Pre registration

Saturday, August 5th – 1:00pm @ Library Area

16 years old and older – Doubles

Cost is $20 per team, register by 12:45 PM at the Library Area

No Pre registration

For Questions, contact Cathy Brunssen by e-mail at: brunssen3@netins.net

Newsletter News!!!!

Effective May 4, 2016 our newsletter will become part of the Hometown Marketplace Newspaper (delivered to your home on Wednesdays).

Look for our City of Atkins newsletter insert the first week of every month!

Our newsletter can also be found online.