Events

Kid's Eco Movie Series
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Freeze Fest
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

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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 www.icgov.org/activityregistration


Upcoming Events

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. 7 - Schoolhouse Rock: Earth
Jan. 14 - The Lorax
Jan. 21 - Wall-E
Jan. 28 - Hoot

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.

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Eco Book Discussion: Silent Spring

Green Iowa AmeriCorps, in collaboration with the Iowa City Parks & Recreation Department and the Iowa City Public Library, is hosting an eco-book discussion at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at the Iowa City Public Library. The book up for discussion is the environmental classic, "Silent Spring". 
Please come prepared for the discussion by reading the book prior to Jan. 19. The discussion will be held in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library. 
This is a free event, but please sign up ahead of time online. Register by visiting icgov.org/activityregistration and search "Silent Spring". The book is available for lending at the Iowa City Public Library or from the Iowa City Parks & Recreation Department.

Questions? Please contact Joyce Carroll at 319-356-5223 or joyce-carroll@iowa-city.org.

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Free Sunday Water Aerobics

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer free water aerobics classes the third Sunday of every month (no class in April)
Classes will be held at Mercer Park Aquatic Center from 11:15 a.m. to noon. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Iowa City! Celebrate, remember, and serve to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
The celebration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, with a Unity March starting at Eastdale Plaza, 1700 S. 1st Ave. and ending at Mercer Park Aquatic Center, 2701 Bradford Dr. 
Celebrations continue at Mercer Park with family-friendly volunteer projects, children’s activities, performances, and more. 
Donations of outerwear apparel such as hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks will be accepted to benefit area shelters.

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Freeze Fest

Don't miss the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department's Annual Freeze Fest! Freeze Fest is an outdoor learning event for families, from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2018 at The Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd. Activities include outdoor education activities, crafts, recreation, and plenty of hot chocolate! There is no fee to participate, and all ages are welcome. There will be ice fishing, weather permitting. Dress for the outdoors.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Services

Arts and attractions Services
Parks Services
Parks
Parks and Recreation
Address: 
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
Phone Number: 
319-356-5100
Office Hours: 
January 18, 2019
Mercer Park Aquatic Center: 80°
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
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.