Self Defense Class
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 10:30am
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

Winter Solstice Celebration

Celebrate the winter solstice with friends and family at the Winter Solstice Festival of Light. 
The Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
Participants can enjoy sipping hot chocolate while making holiday gifts out of natural materials including rustic ornaments, orange and clove pomanders, Tic Tac Toe in a Bag, and much more. 
The event will conclude with luminary lighting of the Discovery Garden.
No fee to participate. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. 

RSVP to our Facebook event page

Self Defense Class

Take part in a discussion on self-awareness and self-defense led by Officer Ashten Hayes from the Iowa City Police Department. This program will include a discussion competent as well as demonstrations and practice of basic self defense moves. 
Program takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. 
Program for ages 12 years to adult. No fee to participate, but please register at and search "self defense" 
Drop ins accepted as space allows.


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Parks and Recreation
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
Phone Number: 
Office Hours: 
December 15, 2018
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.