Iowa City neighborhoods love their parks -- and also love celebrating park improvements with other community residents.

On Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7), a northeast side neighborhood will host a potluck from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hickory Trail Park, located at the intersection of Hickory Trail (off North 1st Avenue) and Hickory Place to showcase recent park installations: the play structure, swings, and shelter. They’re referring to the event as “the unofficial grand opening” of the 3.2-acre park, which has been in the works for the past three years. They’ve invited other residents to join in the fun by bringing a favorite dish to share.

On the following Sunday, Sept. 13, University Heights will host a community ice cream social from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Tower Court Park, 1142 Tower Court, off of George Street.  The event will include face painting and a children’s puppet show at 4 p.m. Come socialize and celebrate the addition of the park’s new playground equipment and spray pad this summer. Attendees who drive to the party are asked to use the diagonal parking spaces on Marietta Street. Permit restrictions will not be enforced on this day.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Information Desk at 319-356-5100.

Date of publication

Friday, September 04, 2015