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Recreation Division | 220 S Gilbert Street ::: Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ::: ph 319.356.5100 ::: fax 319.356.5487
Parks Division | 2275 S Gilbert Street ::: Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ::: ph 319.356.5107 ::: fax 319.356.5115
Contact Us Via Email - parksandrecreation@iowa-city.org

Summer 2015 Activity Guide

Current Pool Temps 
Updated 5.28.15
Mercer Park Aquatic Center: 81°
Robert A. Lee Rec Center: 83°
City Park Pool: °
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 Iowa City In Focus

On this month's episode, host Mary Bryant talks with Matthew Eckhardt, Aquatics Program Supervisor for the City of Iowa City, about the Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson. Also featured are the planting of the Children's Garden and the Iowa Arts Festival.  Watch the interview »

Eyes on I.C.: Parks and Bikes 

Learn about the inner workings of the City of Iowa City with host Adam Bentley. This month's episode features some of the amenities and services available through the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. Watch the episode »


Take a look at all the Iowa City Recreation Division can offer you and your family this season. The Recreation Activity Guide is available online and in hardcopy at several City facilities. Those facilities include the following locations: Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street; Mercer Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gymnasium, 2701 Bradford Drive; and Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street; Iowa City City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street.

Registration for classes begins on Wednesday, April 29. Online registration gets underway first, at 12:01 a.m. (one minute past midnight). To register online, click on the link above to either set up your new ActiveNet account or to log in to your existing account. You’ll be able to sign up and pay for classes online through the ActiveNet system.

In-person registration gets underway at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center at 220 S. Gilbert Street, and at 10 a.m. at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center / Scanlon Gym at 2701 Bradford Drive. To sign up for private swimming lessons, stop by either center during registration hours.

Come and see what new and exciting programs we have to offer! Click here to access the 2015 Summer Activity Guide in downloadable format.

Summer Camp Registration

Parent Guide

Registration Form

Department News & Special Events

Party In The Park Summer Season Kicks Off June 4
from media release on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Roller Skating Classes For Kids Announced
from media release on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Are Your Kids Ready For Summer? Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Registration Begins March 25
from media release on Monday, March 23, 2015

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