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Covid-19 Updates

Covid-19 has presented many changes to our normal routines. Iowa City Parks and Recreation is implementing a phased reopening of recreation centers, pools, registered programs, and other activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2021. 

  • Individuals participating in Iowa City Parks and Recreation programs and events will not be required to wear masks.
  • The Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center is open. The gym and fitness room will be available for patrons however the pool will remain closed until further notice. 
  • City Park Pool is open for the summer season. For hours visit, icgov.org/pools.
  • Pool passes and punch cards are now accepted and can be purchased at, Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, Mercer Park Aquatic Center & Scanlon Gym, and City Park Pool.
  • Facility and Park Shelter rentals are now available.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market is in-person and customers, vendors, and staff are no longer required to wear masks while attending the market. 

Iowa City Parks & Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Visit the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Commission page for more information. 


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Questions? Please contact us at parksandrecreation@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5100

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Arts and attractions Services
Parks Services
Address: 
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
Phone Number: 
319-356-5100
Office Hours: 
Mercer Park Aquatic Center & Scanlon Gym
Facility Hours
Monday - Friday, 6:15 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pool Hours
Monday - Friday, 6:15 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pool Temperature
Mercer Park Aquatic Center: 79 - 81°

Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
Monday - Friday 6:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 7:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

City Park Pool
Opening Saturday, June 5, 2021.
For hours visit icgov.org/pools