Dickinson County Freedom Rock &
Lake Park Veterans Memorial
Lake Park, IA

This memorial at Lake Park, is home to one of 99 hand-painted “Freedom Rocks” in Iowa. Nationally known for painting patriotic murals, the artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, had an idea to paint a Veteran dedication rock in all of Iowa’s counties, with each having its’ own design.

Located in Dickinson County just 15 minutes northwest of Lake Okoboji, this memorial park honors all past, current and future Veterans. The memorial display spheres symbolize the unity among the branches and Veterans. Separate large field stones at each branch of service represent the strength and determination of the military men and women. The top circle honors Veterans’ families along with engraved pavers.

Sorensen’s original 60+ ton Freedom Rock was created in 1999 at Adair County. The artist concluded the Iowa “Freedom Rock Tour” and has now begun the 50-State Freedom Rock Tour across the United States with seven states sporting completed rocks.​


Stone Group Architects (SGA) is a proud supporter of our Veterans and Military Memorials. While we are strong supporters, SGA is independent from the memorials and does not claim responsibility of building or funding these memorials. SGA is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB) architectural firm, providing planning and design services to a variety of government clients.