Old Fashioned Carnival at City Park Rides cancelled due to heat advisory

The City Park Rides are closed today, July 21 due to the National Weather Service's heat advisory. The Old Fashioned Carnival has been rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 11 from 5-7 p.m.

Parks and Recreation
Transit Detour: Court Hill & Eastside Express Routes

Effective immediately, the Court Hill and Eastside Express Routes are detouring for water repairs that have closed Court St. between Muscatine Ave. and Fairview Ave.

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Mercer Park Aquatic Center pool closed Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 for swim meet

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center pool will be closed Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 due to a swim meet. Swimming is available at both the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center and City Park Pool.

Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Hours
Saturday: 6:00am-9:00am lap swim
Sunday: closed

City Park Pool
Saturday: 11:30am-1:00pm lap swim, 1:00pm- 8:00pm public swim
Sunday: 11:30am-1:00pm lap swim, 1:00pm- 8:00pm public swim

Parks and Recreation
Chauncey Swan Ramp College St. entrance down to one lane

The upper level vehicle entrance to Chauncey Swan Ramp from College St. is open, but reduced to one lane of alternating entering and exiting traffic, as concrete and joint repairs are made to the bridge and approach to the ramp.
Wednesday evening and Saturday morning Farmers Market visitors should pay special attention to construction, and use caution when entering and exiting the ramp during busy market times.
More information:

Parks and Recreation
Road Closure - Davenport Street and Linn Street

Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Davenport Street, from Linn Street to Dubuque Street, and Linn Street, at its intersection with Davenport Street, will be closed to through traffic. This closure is necessary to complete utility improvements and brick street reconstruction. A detour route will be posted directing traffic onto Fairchild Street and N Gilbert Street. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume in mid August.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit

Road closure
Robert A. Lee open gym availability reduced Monday-Friday in June, July and August due to summer programming

Due to Iowa City Parks and Recreation programming, open gym at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center will be very limited Monday through Friday in June, July and August. Saturdays and Sundays gym schedules will very due to programs and reservations as always. To ensure the gym is available, call ahead at (319) 356-5100.

Parks and Recreation
Benton Street Closure and Greenwood Drive Lane Reductions

Weather permitting, beginning on Thursday, June 15, 2017, Benton Street will be closed to through traffic between Greenwood Drive and Miller Avenue. A detour route will be posted and will utilize Sunset Street, Highway 1 and Riverside Dr./Hwy 6/Hwy 1.
In addition, beginning on Monday, June 19, 2017, lane reductions will occur on Greenwood Drive, between Benton Street and Woodside Drive. Greenwood Drive will remain open, however, traffic delays are expected during work.
It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume on Benton Street and Greenwood Drive by August 11, 2017.
For updated road construction information, visit
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Earth Friendly Friday: Nature Suncatchers
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Upcoming Meeting
City Council Economic Development Committee Meeting
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:30am
Emma Harvat Hall
Old Fashioned Carnival (Update 7/21/17: Event cancelled due to heat advisory)
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Lower City Park
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Wetherby Park
Make a Bracelet: Intro to Stringing and Crimping Session 2
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
Farmers Market
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 7:30am
Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp
Food Preservation 101
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
Upcoming Festival
Party In the Park- Glendale Park
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Glendale Park

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