Service & Facilities
Beaman Community Memorial Library
The Beaman Community Memorial Library provides many services to the community and is a source of information for all ages. The library maintains an impressive collection of over 6,000 books, 50 periodicals, 100 audio tapes, microforms, and over 170 DVDs. The library also has computers with internet access, a typewriter, a laminating machine and a copy machine for public use. During the summer, the library holds its annual Summer Reading Program.
Beaman Library Hours:
- Monday -Friday 2 PM – 6 PM
- Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM
- Beaman Heritage Center
The Beaman Heritage Center, located in the same building as the library, features many historical displays and exhibits of Beaman. Town records and scrapbooks are available, and a restored Civil War cannon is located outside. The Heritage Center is open the same hours as the library or by appointment.
Beaman is included in the BCLUW School District, which is comprised of five towns (Beaman, Conrad, Liscomb, Union, and Whitten.) The Elementary and High School are located in Conrad, and the Middle School is located in Union. The BCLUW Community School District has a reputation for excellence in education, athletics, and community service.
Beaman City Park
The Beaman City Park, located downtown, contains several mature trees and includes playground equipment, a shelter house, picnic tables, and a band shell. Several reunions, meetings, pot lucks, and other events are held in the shelter house, and this building can be rented from the Beaman Park Board. Concerts and the Memorial Day Celebration are held in the band shell, and this park is used frequently in the summertime by people of all ages. Call Kris Scafferi for reservations (641)366-3646
The Tennis Court Park is located at the south end of Main Street, just north of the old fire station. A modern tennis/basketball court is located here, and is a popular place to utilize during the summer. The facility is lighted for use during evening hours.
Wolf Creek Recreation Area
Grundy County’s largest Park, the Wolf Creek Recreation Area, is located 1.5 miles on gravel roads southeast of Beaman. The facility is maintained by the Grundy County Conservation Board and is a popular camping area. Facilities are available for trailer camping (with electricity hook-ups), tent camping, playground equipment, a shelter house and numerous trails which meander through the wooded area, a self-interpreting nature trail, and grassland/wetland areas. The Comet Trail, a trail connecting the Park and Beaman, runs through the park and includes a suspension bridge over Wolf Creek.
The Comet Trail is another area that is maintained by the Grundy County Conservation Board. The former railroad right-of-way that ran from Conrad through Beaman, to the Grundy/Tama County line has been converted to a popular recreational trail, while preserving valuable wildlife habitat. The majority of the trail is of a crushed limestone surface. Perfect for bicycling and walking. Trailheads have been developed, both on the west side and east side of Beaman, along with sites in Conrad and at the Wolf Creek Recreation area, for parking and picnicking. The trail was recently extended into Tama County and a new spur is being developed into Gladbrook, which will link the towns of Beaman, Conrad, and Gladbrook to the Wolf Creek Recreation Area. In addition, this trail is recently included as a part of the “American Discovery Trial”, which runs from coast to coast across the United States. This is a project the US Park Service to link recreation, scenic, and wildlife habitat significant trials across the nation.
Fire protection for the City of Beaman and surrounding rural areas is provided by the Beaman Volunteer Fire Department. The Fire Station, located at 2nd and Wadleoupe Streets, was newly constructed in 1990 and houses a new 1999 Pierce Pumper, 1975 Ford Tanker, a 1959 Ford Tanker, a 1954 International Grass Jeep, and an equipment truck. The member of the department meet monthly and take training in fire suppression, hazardous material, and emergency medical services. Dispatch is provided via a paging system through the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Each year, the fire department hosts a pancake breakfast and a soup supper.
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services and Rescue activities are provided by the Beaman-Conrad Emergency Response Team (B-CERT). This group of highly skilled volunteers’ respond to medical emergencies in the Beaman and Conrad Area. The group maintains a large amount of equipment, including a defibrillator, Jaws of Life, and other tools to effectively respond to emergency situations. Ambulance Service is provided by the Marshalltown Area Paramedic Service.
Law enforcement is provided through a contract with the Grundy County Sheriff Department. The Sheriff’s department patrols Beaman during specific times and also handles all calls of criminal activity. For all EMERGENCY CALLS (Police/Fire/Ambulance) dial 911. For non-emergency calls call 1-319-824-6933.