Guthridge Park is located at 704 Emmons St, Hiawatha, between 7th Ave and 10th Ave, across from the Hiawatha Elementary School. Park amenities include: 2 Pavilions for rent with charcoal grills and easily accessed restrooms, Splashpad, 3 lighted softball diamonds, 2 lighted basketball courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 lighted tennis courts, several playground areas, concession stand during baseball games, outdoor learning classroom, .8 mile paved walking trail, 2 horseshoe pits.
Tucker Park is located at 101 B Ave, Hiawatha, backing up against St. Andrews Golf Course. Park amenities include: 2 Pavilions for rent with charcoal grills and easily accessed restrooms, Splashpad, playground areas and .3 mile walking trail.
Fay M. Clark Memorial Park is located at 1200 N 18th Ave, Hiawatha. Park amenities include: 1 Pavilion for rent with charcoal grill and attached restrooms, playground equipment, an 18-hole disc golf course and a 1.1K paved trail.
Located on Boyson Road in Hiawatha is a trailhead for the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. The trailhead is furnished with picnic tables, restrooms, maps and information about the trail, and parking. The main trail is a continuous path just under 52 miles (84 km) long, running northwest from Hiawatha to Evansdale, Iowa with the first 4 miles (6.4 km) going north from Hiawatha paved with asphalt. The first 16 miles (26 km) going south from Evansdale is also paved with asphalt, the remaining trail is crushed and packed limestone. The trail has wildflowers and pockets of native remnant prairie grasses that have been enlarged through the process of burning surrounding brush and non-native plants. The trail is also known to have abundant wildlife and birds to observe.
A connecting segment of trail continues south from the Cedar Valley Nature trailhead through Hiawatha to connect with the Cedar River trail, a 12.6 mile (20.3 km) trail in neighboring Cedar Rapids. Hiawatha also maintains smaller unconnected looped walking trails at all three City parks.