The train at City Park, 200 Park Road, is closed due to needed repairs. The train derailed Friday afternoon, causing it to lose a wheel and will require a welder to repair it. This is the second time this has happened in a month. An update will be communicated when available.
Iowa City Parks and Recreation is offering free amusement park rides in August and September to mark the rides’ final season. Maintaining the aging equipment is no longer viable. As such, the rides will close permanently on Sept. 23, at the end of the 2018 season. As an alternative to the rides, the City has planned the addition of a large Adventure playground scheduled for construction in late spring/early summer 2019.
The City Park amusement rides are currently open 1-7 p.m. daily through Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. After Aug. 20, rides are open from 1-6 p.m. on weekends only through Sunday, Sept. 23.