Wellness and Recreation

In 2017, Jefferson County was ranked as the #4 healthiest county in the state of Iowa based on health statistics by county from the U.S. Census and CDC.

From our award winning 9-hole golf courses to our new 41,000 SF  Sportsplex which houses an indoor 3-lane track, 3 full-size basketball courts, fitness areas, exercise floor, and batting cages Fairfield offers a plethora of wellness and recreational activities.

Jefferson County Health Center

The new Jefferson County Health Center facility is one of the leading hospitals in Iowa promoting green features through planning, design and construction to reduce waste and promote maximum efficiency, flexibility and sustainability for greater patient safety, dignity and wellness and also incorporates the following practices:

  • Jefferson County Health Center Professional Clinic
  • JCHC Walk-In Clinic
  • American Eyecare
  • NuCara Pharmacy
  • Numerous visiting specialists
  • Southeast Iowa Neurological Associates

Recreational Spaces

Offering 12 public parks and recreation areas consisting of more than 1,300 acres, Jefferson County has outdoor recreation covered. Our trail system offers the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors on 33-miles of trails that connect parks, lakes and a state preserve. Whether walking, jogging, biking or cross-country skiing, the trail system offers a fun and rewarding experience while serving as a great connector between recreation areas.