Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center Pool

Located in the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
​319-356-5100

The Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center pool is located at 220 S. Gilbert Street in downtown Iowa City. This is an L-shaped pool featuring a 25-yard main body, with the water ranging from 3 to 5 feet in this area. The bottom of the ‘L’ is a 10-foot deep diving well which does not have a diving board. There is a wading pool area which requires children to have adult supervision. This pool is in operation on a year-round basis.


Mercer Park Aquatic Center

Located in Mercer Park
2701 Bradford Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center is divided into three separate sections. The deep section is on the east end of the pool. This section is 25 yards long; depth ranges from 4'6" to 12' and contains two (2) one-meter diving boards. The middle section is 25 yards long; depth ranges from 4'2" to 4'6". The shallow section is on the west end of the pool. It is approximately 2'6" to 4'.  There is an outside wading pool area which requires children to have adult supervision.

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center is equipped with a 12-person spa. Use of the spa is restricted to adults (16 years or older) and children who are directly supervised by a responsible adult (someone 16 years or older). Those with heart conditions, high blood pressure, pregnant women, young children and others with health concerns should consult a physician before using the spa. To ensure proper function of the spa, the pool manager reserves the right to restrict use by children (15 years and younger) during times of peak use. The spa is not open for use during times reserved for swimming lessons.

When reading the schedules, please note which section activities are being held.


City Park Pool

Located in City Park
200 E. Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52245

The City Park Pool is located outdoors on Park Road in Upper City Park on the northwest side of Iowa City. This is a T-shaped pool featuring a super shallow area on both sides of the ‘T,’ a 50-meter and 25-yard lap swim area, and two (2) one-meter and two (2) three-meter diving boards. The pool depth ranges from 1 to 14 feet. The facility also features a small wading pool for use by young children being directly supervised by a responsible adult (16 years or older).

The City Park Pool is open Memorial day to Labor Day, depending on weather conditions. 


Wetherby Splash Pad

Located in Wetherby Park
2400 Taylor Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Wetherby Splash Pad, located at Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Dr., operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the summer season and is free of charge.

The Wetherby Splash Pad is a water playground that provides fun for kids of all ages. The splash pad features 15 water sprays which include the following: an Arch, Magic Mist, Foaming Geyser, Water Jelly, Bucket Trio, Water Tunnel, Umbrella, Fountain Spray, Aquajumper, Spray Cannon, Ground Geyser and a Bollard Activator. The splash pad is touch-activated, and water turns off after a designated period of time.

Wetherby Splash Pad is open during the summer season, Memorial day to Labor Day, depending on weather conditions


Fairmeadows Splash Pad

Located in Fairmeadows Park
2500 Miami Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Fairmeadows Splash Pad, located at Fairmeadows Park, 2500 Miami Drive, is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the summer season and is free of charge.

The splash pad offers 16 different water play stations for kids and adults of all ages. 

Fairmeadows Splash Pad is open during the summer season, Memorial day to Labor Day, depending on weather conditions.


Tower Court Park Spray PadTower Court Park spray pad

Located in Tower Court Park
1124 Tower Ct.
Iowa City, IA 52246

The Tower Court Spray Pad, located at Tower Court Park, is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the summer season and is free of charge.

The spray pad offers underground spray features for kids and adults of all ages. 

Tower Court Spray Pad is open during the summer season, Memorial day to Labor Day, depending on weather conditions.