The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Playgrounds Drop-in Program provides games, arts and crafts, nature activities and special events for children completing grades K-6. The program runs Monday - Friday, June 6- July 29 at Highland, North Market Square, Wetherby and Willow Creek Parks in Iowa City. Programs will not meet on July 4. Younger children may attend with a participating adult 18 years of age and older. 

This is a no fee, drop in program, and children are welcome to come and go as they please, so parents should use discretion when sending children without a caregiver. Registration is on-site the first day of attendance. Playgrounds will not open if it is raining, and will close if rain begins after opening.

Find a Playgrounds Program near you:

  • Highland Park
    752 Highland Ave.
    Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m.  
  • North Market Square Park
    600 Fairchild St.
    Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wetherby Park
    2400 Taylor Dr.
    Monday-Friday 1-3 p.m. 
  • Willow Creek Park
    1117 Teg Dr.
    Monday-Friday 1-3 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joyce Carroll, Program Supervisor at 319-356-5223 or

Date of publication

Friday, June 03, 2016