Beat the heat – enjoy one of Iowa City’s splash pads, or the shade of park shelters. 

Hot and humid weather with heat index values over 100 degrees are predicted in the Iowa City area. The City of Iowa City reminds residents and visitors that several City facilities are closed due to COVID-19, including City Park Pool and recreation centers. 

The shade of picnic shelters at City parks are open on a first come, first serve basis.

Splash pads remain open, except for the Wetherby splash pad due to construction at the Wetherby Park. Please use social distancing guidelines if visiting splash pads. Like playgrounds, the splash pads are not sanitized. 

Splash and Spray Pads

The following splash and spray pads are open daily until 8 p.m. and require no fee.

  • Fairmeadows Park, 2500 Miami Dr.
  • Tower Court Park, 1124 Tower Ct.

The Weatherdance Fountain

The Weatherdance Fountain in the Downtown Pedestrian Mall is also open. 

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 08, 2020