Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym closed during HVAC system construction

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym (MPACSG) is currently closed for construction until Monday, June 18. The facility will partially open to the public on Monday, July 18, though construction is ongoing. As such, please be advised of the adjusted pool use schedule below:

Lap Swim
On Monday, June 18, limited lap swim will be available starting at 6:15 a.m. There will 8 lanes available for public use. Please note that the locker rooms will not be available. Restrooms and shower amenities will be available in the newly renovated, on-deck, family locker rooms. These are single-use facilities, so please plan accordingly as there may be a wait.

Open Swim
There will be no open swim at MPACSG until Monday, June 25. Open swim is available at the City Park Pool and the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center.

Swim Lessons
Session #1 of MPACSG Swim Lessons will remain at City Park Pool. Lessons will NOT move back to MPACSG until Monday, June 25, which is the start of session #2. This affects MPACSG swim lessons only. All evening classes scheduled at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center will continue to be held at that facility.

Aquatic Exercise Classes
All Aquatic Exercise classes will move back to Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Monday, June 25.

All other programs and services previously scheduled at MPACSG will resume on Monday, June 18, including Summer Sports Camp.

Primary Election Location: The building will open on Tuesday, June 5 as a polling location. Temporary accommodations will be made to keep the building cool on this day.

Parks and Recreation
Transit: Downtown Shuttle will not operate during University of Iowa Summer Break

The free Downtown Shuttle route will temporarily cease operating starting Monday, May 14, 2018, and continuing through Friday, August 10, 2018. Downtown Shuttle service will resume on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Transit service
Transit: Towncrest and Oakcrest routes summer schedule begin Monday, May 14, 2018

Starting Monday, May 14, 2018, Iowa City Transit will begin operating a summer schedule for the Towncrest and Oakcrest bus routes. The Towncrest and Oakcrest routes will operate hourly service from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday during the summer. Service during peak hours (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) will remain every 30 minutes.Regular all day 30-minute service on the Towncrest & Oakcrest routes will resume on Monday, August 13, 2018, for the fall.

Transit service