City of Storm Lake

Area Facilities

Storm Lake has a selection of great spaces for gatherings, meetings and events. Here is information on facilities that can be reserved.

City News

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City Profile

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Indicators Program provides data and information for decision makers at the local, regional, and state levels.  The Data for Decision Makers are brief reports presenting a profile and snapshot of a city’s, county’s, or region’s demographic, economic, social, health, or housing characteristics. These reports are frequently updated as new and revised data become available.  Download the Data for Decision Makers City Profile Document for Storm Lake.

CommUNITY Education

CommUNITY Education is an agency jointly provided by the City of Storm Lake and the Storm Lake School District. It is based on a philosophy of lifelong learning to engage youth, families, and the community. Community Education thrives on collaboration and community partnerships to address challenges and meet Storm Lake goals.

The agency is guided by a Community Education Council made up of active volunteers.

CE’s activities include recreation programs that span early childhood to adults, with over 30 programs for youth alone. Its newest program is swimming lessons held at King’s Pointe waterpark. It also organizes sports league play in the community and beyond. Educational and enrichment programs and classes, summer camps and more are provided. Donations help to fund scholarships – with emphasis on inclusion, no child is turned away from activities.

Community Video

Storm Lake is rich in outdoor resources, events and activities.  Enjoy the City of Storm Lake’s collection of videos, and check back often for new projects.


Find frequently requested statistics for the City of Storm Lake provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 


Storm Lake boasts exceptional schools, both public and parochial. All of the public schools are modern, with the most recent additions being a performing arts auditorium located at the high school and an innovative Early Elementary School in the northwest area of the community. The Storm Lake school district offers the only charter program in the state that allows students to earn a high school diploma and a college associate degree simultaneously at no cost to the students.

The community hosts a highly-regarded Buena Vista University, and a campus for Iowa Central Community College that includes an industrial technology center.

BVU Campus Aerial

Events 2023

Storm Lake has lots of annual events and festivals for people of all ages to enjoy. Mark your calendar for these special occasions in 2023. Also, keep your eye on the calendar on our home page for music events, sports tournaments, homecoming celebrations and other activities that are scheduled during the year.

Map of the City

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The City of Storm Lake's Municipal Band consists of a number of volunteer band members from Storm Lake and the surrounding area.  The band is under the leadership of a Band Director, and a board of trustees oversees operations.  The typical schedule is Sunday's in June and July at 2:00 PM.  All concerts are held at the Sunrise Park Band Shell.  If you’re interested in being a member of the Storm Lake Municipal Band please contact City Hall at (712) 732-8000.

New Resident Information

Storm Lake welcomes you! You will find all kinds of resources to help you settle in. Storm Lake City Hall is located at 620 Erie in the downtown area we can help you get connected with your utilities. The Storm Lake Public Library  has plenty of information on the community. For information on the business community, connect with Storm Lake United.  Need information on the schools?  Please visit Storm Lake Community School District or St. Mary’s Catholic School.    

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Parks & Recreation

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Water Billing

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