These facilities have closed: City Hall, the Iowa City Public Library, City Park Pool, the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, the Animal Care and Adoption Center, as well as Parks and Recreation's Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, Terry Trueblood Lodge, and Ned Ashton House. They will be closed from Sunday, March 15, 2020, until further notice. The City continues to monitor COVID-19's impact, and will review opening facilities as this develops.
Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department
As you are aware, the impacts of COVID-19 are ever-changing. The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department has been communicating regularly with state and local health officials in order to track the situation and develop response plans. All measures made by the Parks and Recreation Department are made to keep the users of the City's parks as safe as possible during this pandemic. For all Iowa City COVID-19 news, updates and resources, visit our web page at icgov.org/Coronavirus.
Closed Facilities & Programs
- Baseball and Softball Field Rentals
- Fall Activity Guide - No guide, please follow social for program updates.
- Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park Rentals
- Iowa City School District Sports
- Scanlon Gym - Closed to the general public. No reopening date at this time.
- Robert A. Lee Recreation Center - Closed to the general public. No reopening date at this time.
Open Facilities & Programs
- Dog Parks*
- Iowa City Farmers Market 2020 Season - Online Only
- Mercer Park Aquatic Center, opens Thursday, October 1, 2020, for pre-registered limited lap swim only.
- Outdoor Basketball Courts*
- Shelters, are currently first come first served. No new reservations are being taken. Previously reserved rentals will be honored.*
- Tennis and Pickleball Courts*
- Terrell Mill Skate Park*
- Terry Trueblood Lodge and Ned Ashton House - Rentals available
*Open, but not sanitized. Please use cautiously at your own risk.
Follow Us on Social
Stay up to date on by following us on our social media platforms. We will be communicating changes, updates, and providing activities you can do from home.
- Parks and Recreation Facebook - @icparksandrec
- Farmers Market Facebook - @iowacityfarmersmarket
- Parks and Recreation Instagram - @icparksandrec
- Farmers Market Instagram - @icfarmersmarket
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Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-356-5100
Mercer Park Aquatic Center: 81°
Robert A. Lee Rec Center: 85°
City Park Pool: Closed for season
For pool hours, see www.icgov.org/pools.
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center &
Mercer Park Recreation Center/ Scanlon Gym
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.