90's Skate Party
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center



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2018-2019 Winter/Spring Activity Guide
2018-2019 Winter/Spring Activity Guide

The Recreation Activity Guide is available online and in hard copy at several Iowa City locations: 

  • Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street
  • Mercer Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gymnasium, 2701 Bradford Drive
  • Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street
  • Iowa City City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street.

View the 2018-2019 Winter/Spring Activity Guide online. Registration for winter/spring activities opened Wednesday, Dec. 12. 

Visit our activity registration page to sign up for programs at

Upcoming Events

90's Skate Party

We're going back to the 90's! Roller skate to the best hits of the 90's. Dress your best in a 90's themed outfit.Test your 90's IQ with trivia questions from the best TV shows, music, and historical moments.

90's Skate Parties will be Saturday, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center in the gym.

Skates provided. No fee to participate.
All ages welcome. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP to our Facebook event page

Kid's Eco Movie Series

Check out the Kid's Eco Movie Series on Mondays from 4-6 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library - Meeting Room A. Every Monday, we'll show a different kid-friendly movie focused on the environment. 
Movies in January include:
Jan. 28 - Hoot
Feb. 4 - The Rescuers Down Under
Feb. 11 - Bill Nye: Ocean Life
Feb. 18 - Fern Gully
Feb. 25 - Open Season

No fee to participate. All ages welcome. 
These events are presented by Green Iowa AmeriCorps in collaboration with The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and the Iowa City Public Library.

RSVP to our Facebook event page. 

Upcycling Series

Don't miss out on the upcycling fun! Events are free to attend, but please RSVP as space is limited. Materials are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Activities are suitable for ages 12 and up. Children need to be with an adult. This series will be Wednesday nights in February from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastside Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd SE. 

To RSVP, contact Rachel Oswald at 319-339-5399 or

Pollinator Paradise Garden Workshop

Learn about gardens that support healthy pollinator populations. The primarily focus is on the ecologically, all important native bee species although other insects such as Monarch butterflies will also be covered. The class includes discussion of specific plants that support pollinators. Planting and maintaining a pollinator garden will be covered.
This workshop will be held on Saturday, Mar. 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the East Side Recycling Environmental Education Center. Registration information available online

First Friday Free Fitness & $1 Aqua Zumba

All are welcome to First Friday Free Fitness! March's class will be POUND Fit at 5:30 p.m. followed by Aqua Zumba at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8. Classes will be held at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. 

RSVP to the Facebook event pages:
First Friday Free Fitness
Aqua Zumba

Upcycling Convention

Challenge your creativity during our Upcycling Convention. This competition is meant to encourage locals to solve a problem by creating an invention made of primarily recycled or upcycled materials. 
The Upcycling Convention will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the East Side Recycling Environmental Education Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE. 
Participants must sign up prior to the Convention to compete. Winners will be determined from four different categories:

  • Adult
  • Student
  • Most Creative
  • Most Recycled Materials Used

Sign up to participate in the Upcycling Convention to showcase your own upcycled invention by contacting Rachel Oswald at 319-339-5399 or







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Parks and Recreation
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
Phone Number: 
Office Hours: 
February 21, 2019
Mercer Park Aquatic Center: 80°
Robert A. Lee Rec Center: 86°
City Park Pool: Closed for season

For pool hours, see

Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center &
Mercer Park Recreation Center/ Scanlon Gym
Facility Hours:
Monday- Friday, 6:15 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, 6:15 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Special hours/closures notifications listed at top of P&R page.