Community Information

  • We are part of the Ballard Community School District and we are home to Ballard East Elementary School (grades 3-5).
  • Cambridge supports three different churches (Nazareth Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, and Faith Baptist Church).
  • The City of Cambridge is proud to claim that they have the lowest city tax rates in Story County.
  • The community library delivers a full complement of library services.
  • The Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department provides emergency services for the community as well as fire protection.

Heart of Iowa Bike Trail

  • This trail runs from Slater, Iowa to Melbourne, Iowa.
  • The trail features a new bridge over the Skunk River that offers a beautiful view of the river valley.
  • The trail is finished in limestone and can accommodate foot and bicycle traffic.
  • A grass equestrian travel lane parallels the limestone trail.
  • Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail when snow cover is adequate.

New City Park/Recreation Learning Area

  • In 2008, the City of Cambridge took possession of the fill pond and adjacent 13 acres of land located on the north side of town.
  • The city applied for and was awarded a REAP Grant to reclaim this area and create an outdoor recreation/learning area.
  • The ongoing project has resulted in a city park that provides pond fishing, walking trails, picnic area, primitive campsites and an outdoor classroom. It also gives an opportunity for community members to get out and enjoy nature in a setting that is not far from home.

ATV Park

  • Approximately 30 acres, with a "kids" area, MX area, flat track, and wooded trail area.
  • The Park is for the new Side by Sides, ATVs and Dirt Bikes.
  • Users must have a current DNR registration and sticker.
  • Club members build and maintain the park grounds; you must be a member to ride here.
  • Learn how to become a member and get in on the fun at the club's website: