Welcome to the City of Stratford!

Cruise through our website!  There’s an abundance of information we would like to share with you about Stratford!  The City of Stratford is positioned at the conjunction of the Des Moines River valley and the Boone River valley. This Main Street Iowa community is conveniently located just off of State Highway 175 and just a short hop from the Brushy Creek Recreational Area.

The Stratford citizens relish a wealth of outdoor opportunities that we would like you to come and enjoy. The City Park has two shelters including one that offers a kitchen and two playground areas; one geared to older children and another that is more appropriately size for the little kiddos. A gazebo sets the stage for many events from the annual Bluegrass Festival to a setting for an outdoor wedding. Many age ranges of folks enjoy the Stratford Municipal Pool. The recently renovated pool offers a zero depth entry and oodles of fun.

This outgoing small town boasts of a library, a community center, a K-6 Stratford Elementary School, churches. and main street full of businesses housed in historical buildings, plus many home-based businesses.

The 2010 census showed the Stratford population to be 743 people which is up from the 1990 census at 679 people. The town remains energetic with an active Main Street community development group, promotion committee and many volunteer organizations that keep the town hopping! Come visit and spend some time with us!

Click here to learn more about the history of Stratford.