Iowa City Parks and Recreation is requesting additional community feedback to help us reimagine recreation. A new comprehensive needs assessment survey on the future of recreation facilities and programs in Iowa City is now available for input. The information generated from this study will be used to create the Gather Here Recreation Master Plan. This plan will gather input from the public, examine existing facilities, and provide guidance for the future facility improvements and recreation programming in the following areas:

Existing recreation facilities

  • City Park Pool 
  • Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym 
  • Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center 

Outdoor sports fields

Recreation activities, programs, and events

This process does not include parks, trails, and playgrounds as they were a part of the 2017 Gather Here Park Master Plan.

Feedback from the community is critical to the development of the master plan. A draft plan will be developed based on the feedback received and will be available for public review and comment later this year.

Residents may complete the survey here.

Read more about the project at

Date of publication

Thursday, January 20, 2022