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Civic Plaza Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Located behind Hy-Vee on Center Place in Altoona
Acres: 1.50
Maximum Depth: 9 ft. (2019)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Civic Plaza Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • 06/07/2018 - 150 Largemouth Bass (1.6)
    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
A fishery survey in 2019 found Largemouth Bass, Bluegills and Black Bullheads. The largemouth bass were found in sizes ranging from 6- to 16.5-inches. The largest bluegills were mostly 6.5 inches with some up to 7.5 inches.(2019)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.


Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.