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Gowrie offers a multitude of services that make small town living simple and safe. From  emergency services to health care professionals, educational opportunities, recreation and much more!

Webster County and Fort Dodge have some amazing things to offer. With abundant job opportunities, a robust training and development environment, you will find yourself at home and surrounded by resources to help you thrive and succeed.



McCrary Rost Clinic and Community Pharmacy

A Rural Health Care Clinic located at 1800 Main Street includes both McCrary Rost Clinic and Community Pharmacy. The clinic is staffed by two physicians supported by nursing, lab & x-ray personnel. A full-service pharmacy is also located on-site. Rock Vision Clinic is located in the lower level of the clinic. The McCrary Rost Clinic is a satellite service of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, located in Lake City. For information on SMCH, visit


Judisch Vision Clinic

Judisch Vision Clinic is located in the lower level of the clinic building at 1800 Main St. sees patients every Wednesday. The office is staffed Monday through Friday.

Anne Arklie, DDS

Anne Arklie, DDS, is located 1120 Market Street. Dr. Arklie provides dental care for the entire family.


Gowrie Family Chiropractic Clinic

Gowrie Family Chiropractic Clinic is located at 1004 Market Street. Dr. Bruce Pudenz, DC, provides chiropractic services for patients of all ages. Contact Dr. Pudenz at 352-3880.


The Gowrie Care Center

The Gowrie Care Center, 1808 Main St., is a 51-bed ICF and Skilled nursing facility. 



Southeast Valley Jaguars

Southeast Valley is the result of whole grade sharing between Prairie Valley Community School District and Southeast Webster-Grand Community School District. It serves the communities of Gowrie, Callender, Farnhamville, Lanyon, Moorland, Rinard, Somers, Harcourt, Lehigh, Boxholm, Burnside and Dayton. The high school and district offices are located at 1005 Riddle Street in Gowrie. Elementary centers are located north of Farnhamville in Dayton.  The middle school is located in Burnside.


Please visit the school website for more information:



Iowa Central Community College

Buena Vista University



United Methodist Church

1306 Market St


Zion Lutheran Church

Countryside Cooperative Ministry 
1003 Church St
Phone: 515-352-3645

Evangelical Covenant, Baptist, UCC/Congregational & Catholic

Churches located within twelve miles.


Holy Trinity Parish Office

2220 4th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-955-6077

Community Services


Gowrie Public Library

1204 Market Street
Phone: 515-352-3315


Gowrie Skate Center

1202 Beek Street

Phone: 515-352-9930

Gowrie Swimming Pool

North Beek Street

Phone: 515-352-3911


Senior Housing -

Golden Crest Villa

Apartment Community
located on 4th Street
Phone: 515-352-3721






Community Pantry

Contact the Community Pantry at 515-351-2360. The distribution day, please call ahead, is the 3rd Thursday and 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and as needed at 1004 Market St. (East Door Entrance of JK Building.) The only requirement for service is that you reside in the Prairie Valley/Southeast Valley Community School District.

Gowrie Municipal Golf Course

601 4th Street
Phone: 515-352-3320

Mens, womens, youth and couples summer leagues & tournaments.


Community Center

Contact City Clerk for Room Reservation

Phone: 515-352-3999


Congregate Meals

Located at the Community Center

Phone: 515-352-3511 (weekday mornings)

Disc Golf Course

Located at Laurel Park

Phone: 515-352-3620

Leagues and tournaments.

Gowrie Post Office

1112 Beek Street

Phone: 515-352-5211

Community Services
City Parks
City Parks


City Park

A full block in the center of town hosts a rentable shelter house with kitchen and rest rooms, bandshell, and playground. Plenty of grassy area for play.

Brockett Park

Located south of the downtown district is where you'll find a baseball diamond and playground equipment.

Laurel Park

Located by the Southeast Valley Athletic Complex, Laurel Park includes a shelter house, playground equipment. Walking distance to RV Park and Swimming Pool!

RV Park

Located next to the Historical Depot Museum at Laurel Park you will find space for up to to 10 camping hook ups to water and electrical.

Reserve A Park For Your Get-together!

If you would like to reserve a park location please contact the Gowrie City Clerk at 515-352-3999 in advance with the date and park you wish to reserve.  There is no charge for use of shelters but you can reserve one for a special occasion.


Consists of a kitchen, bathrooms, play equipment and open shelters.

     Kitchen with bathroom - $75.00

     Kitchen - $50.00

     Bathroom - $25.00

     All options require a $25.00 deposit that will be refunded as long as you leave it clean

     and return the keys.


Consists of an open shelter, portable toilet, play equipment, disc golf course as well as tennis, pickle ball, basketball and horse shoe courts, plus located right by the Gowrie Swimming Pool.


Consists of an open shelter, bathrooms, portable toilet, play equipment, basketball court, batting cage, and a ball diamond.

     Bathroom access $25.00

     Requires a $25.00 deposit that will be refunded as long as you leave it clean

     and return the keys.

Emergency Services
Emergency Services


Southwest Webster Ambulance Service

Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department

Gowrie Police Department


Many times the fire department and ambulance service will participate in "practice burns" and community drills for training purposes. 

Clubs Organizations
Clubs & Organizations


Community life in Gowrie is part of what makes this such a great place to live. Becoming involved in community life is easy. These clubs and service organizations work year-round to improve the quality of life for all community residents, and they welcome new members and volunteers.


American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Peterson Post 431

Kensington Club

Xi Eta Sigma

Gowrie Arts Council

Gowrie Growth Group

Gowrie Development Commission

Gowrie Groundbreakers 4-H Club

Gowrie Historical Society

Gowrie Trees Forever

Parks Board

Swimming Pool Board

Youth Soccer Association

Rose Lodge #506

Summer Youth Program

Wheels of Gowrie Youth Center (Skating Rink)

Webster County Ice Breakers Snowmobile Club

Utilities Anchor


Gowrie Municipal Utilities

1102 Main Street
Phone: 515-352-3065

Provides Water, Sewer, Electricity, and Garbage Pickup


Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association

1106 Beek Street

Phone: 515-352-3151

Provides Telephone, High-Speed Internet, and Digital Television on a Fiber driven network. Nationally designated as a Gig Capable Provider and Smart Rural Community.

Black Hills Energy

24-Hour Customer Service 888-890-5554

24-Hour Emergency Service 800-694-8989

Provides Natural Gas Service


Iowa One Call

811- or 1-800-292-8989

Call before you dig! One call will locate all underground utilities. 





Gowrie Development Commission

PO Box 415

Gowrie, Iowa 50543 Email


Driving Directions

Gowrie is located in southwest Webster County on US Highway 175, a 25-minute drive from Fort Dodge and only a little over an hour from Des Moines.

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