America's Most Beautiful Town Squares
City Square Park, Oskaloosa, IA
Oskaloosa is in America’s heartland and looks the part with this square’s bandstand, a gazebo with a flag flying high, and gracious oak, sycamore, buckeye, and maple trees. It’s the scene of summer picnics, a Christmas parade, and a regular farmers’ market. Look for the statue of Chief Mahaska, leader of the Ioway tribe, and, on the corner of First Street, his namesake courthouse, with red and white brickwork, curved-arch windows, and a four-sided clock tower.