Fall youth programs
September kicks off youth flag football in the Elma Park! Open to area youth aged 4-12 with practice & games on Saturdays beginning September through October at 11:00 a.m. Adult supervision/helpers appreciated! For details contact Tony Lentz at 641-257-9073.
Maple Heights Golf & Country Club
Elma is home to a beautiful 9-hole public golf course.
Mens Day league is every Tuesday beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Ladies Day leagueis on Wednesdays beginning at 2:00 p.m. in season.
Friday nights the course offers Couples night, with a variety of unique games and meals afterwards.
Course tournament schedule is listed below.
The Old Roundhouse Trail is a portion of the Wapsi Great Western recreational trail, soon to be connected to the trail of the same name stretching north through Howard & Mitchell counties, through Riceville and McIntire. The current Old Roundhouse Trail portion is roughly only 5.3 miles, from Elma proper to Acme. The Old Roundhouse Trail segment was newly black-topped in fall 2009. However, the trail is currently being extended to meet up with the Wapsi Great Western Trail into Riceville & beyond, for another 18.75 miles of Trail with completion anticipated to be done in Fall 2017. When finished, the Wapsi Great Western Trail will run approximately 24 miles from Elma NW through Riceville and NW into Mitchell county. Plans are underway to then futher extend the trail to go to Austin MN, making it a 77-mile long trail once done. Read more about this project under the tourism tab where recent articles about the Trail extrension project are listed.
Elma's Old Roundhouse Trailhead Visitor Center is now complete! It is at the north depot area, near the covered bridge in the center of town on Busti Avenue. There you will find a public restroom, drinking fountain, as well as a place to rest your feet & red up about the Elma area. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in season (roughly May-October). Trailhead signage and landscaping in that area completed as an Eagle Scout project of a local Elma Boy Scout.
Elma offers a Friday night youth roller skating program each winter. Look for the 2016-2017 season details later this Fall. Skating times are: 6:00-7:30 p.m. for ages 0-3rd grade 7:30-9:00 p.m.4th grade through adults Please obey grade levels, but call us if special circumstances (such as new to skating or the need to supervise a younger sibling). Cost is $2.00 per person, which includes skate rental. You may bring your own roller skates, but please NO roller blades! NOTE: If school is cancelled due to weather or in case of extreme wind chill, skating will be cancelled for the night. For more information, phone Kris @ 641-220-4933.
Drift Runners Club, Matt Minear phone 563-380-7142
Stump Jumpers Club, Dan Ptacek phone 641-393-2273