We've compiled a handful of useful links for Riverside residents and visitors.

Activities & Events

Trek Fest is the annual celebration of everything Star Trek. Gene Rodenberry author of the original Star Trek said that Captain James T. Kirk was born in a small Iowa town. When contacted Mr. Rodenberry agreed that Riverside, Iowa, could and should be the birthplace of this famous fictional character. The last full weekend in June is when the celebration is held.

There are a wide variety of activities each year for Trekkie and non-Trekkies alike. Star Trek costume contests, viewing of Star Trek Movies, one of the largest parades in the area, State Fair Talent Show and a huge fireworks display.

Camp Highland Summer Youth Program
The City of Riverside helps with the sponsorship of the Camp Highland Youth Summer program. The program is open to all area school children.


Highland Community Schools
1715 Vine Avenue
Riverside, IA 52327
(319) 648-3822

Kirkwood Community College Washington Campus
2192 Lexington Blvd.
Washington, IA 52353
(319) 653-4655

Services & Programs

Domestic Violence Intervention Program
The Mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victims/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope. In collaboration with the community, we strive to end domestic abuse through education, accountability, and social justice. 

Main Office:
1105 S. Gilbert Ct. Ste. 300
Iowa City, IA 52240

(800) 373-1043Kalona Public Library
The City of Riverside contracts with the Kalona Public Library for library service, and this allows residents to use the Kalona, Coralville, and Iowa City libraries at no charge.
More Information

Riverside Senior Village Housing
Office Hours: 9am to 11am, Monday through Friday
Phone: (319) 648-2168
After Hours Phone: Liberty Management, (319) 627-2626

Wellman Senior Dining
For more information on the senior dining program in Wellman, call the Goodwin Senior Dining center at (319) 646-2711 or email goodwincenter@netins.net. The center is located at 223 8th Avenue in Wellman.

Pet Safety Information

Guide to keep your house and yard in order for your pets.

Local Media

KCII Radio
Local news and weather information from the Washington, Iowa, radio station KCII.

The News
Newspaper with coverage of Riverside and surrounding communities, including Kalona, Wellman, and Lone Tree.