The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to celebrate summer and kickoff a season of fun with community activities at the first Party in the Park of the year. This event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at James Alan McPherson Park, 1858 7th Ave Court.

The annual Party in the Park series runs each Thursday evening from June 2 through August 18. Party in the Park events are held at a different Iowa City park each week. In addition to a rotating musical act, Party in the Park features lawn games, craft activities, and a visit from the Iowa City Public Library’s Book Mobile.

Party in the Park on June 2 will feature local band, the Negotiators. The Negotiators are an Iowa City- based rock and roll band that plays original and cover songs emphasizing rich vocals and meaningful lyrics. The group, which includes Marc Falk, Bob McMurray, Seth Petchers, and Alex Looney, will play songs from its forthcoming EP recorded locally at Flat Black studios

For a full list of dates and locations or to find out more about Party in the Park, be sure to visit the Iowa City Parks and Recreation website. Questions can be directed to Brad Barker at

Date of publication

Tuesday, May 24, 2022