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2018 Fall Recreation Activities
2018 Fall Activity Guide
2018 Fall 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 Fall Activity Guide online. Registration for fall activities opened Wednesday, Aug. 15. 

Visit our activity registration page to sign up for programs at

Upcoming Events

Fall 2018 Roller skating 

Iowa City Parks and Recreation offers open roller skating on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Beginning Sept. 15, skating is held on Saturdays at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street. Beginning Oct. 5, skating is held on Fridays at Grant Wood Elementary School, 1930 Lakeside Dr.

There is no fee to participate and skates may be checked out at no charge. An Iowa City Recreation Division facility pass will be required to participate, and all children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).

Facility passes may be obtained at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center or Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Drive. There is no charge for the initial pass, but replacement passes cost $2. Patrons may also acquire passes at Friday Night Skate events.

**Note: On some days roller skating may not be held due to special event programming in the gym.

  • The Grant Wood Elementary school Friday roller skating program is scheduled to run Oct. 5 – Dec. 14. No skating will be held on Nov. 23, 2018.
  • The Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Saturday roller skating program is scheduled to run Sept. 15 – Dec. 8. No skating will be held on Oct. 13 and Nov. 24, 2018.  

For more information, call the Recreation Information Desk at 319-356-5100.


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Parks and Recreation
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
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Office Hours: 
November 16, 2018
Mercer Park Aquatic Center: 80°
Robert A. Lee Rec Center: 84°
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, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Special hours/closures notifications listed at top of P&R page.