The Riverfront Crossings Park grand opening is only days away!

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to celebrate the Riverfront Crossings Park grand opening this from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, in partnership with GreenState Credit Union (UICCU).

The grand opening will take place at the park, located at 1101 South Clinton Street. Parking on the event grounds will be reserved for disabled visitors only. All additional parking will be directed to the parking garage located at 855 S. Dubuque St.  Please follow the event signage and traffic directors for assistance.

The day will begin with children’s activities from 3-6 p.m. for families to enjoy the park’s nature playground and creek splash areas. Activities include roller skating, kite making, face painting, and more. Children’s art activities provided by the Iowa City Public Art Committee.  

A variety of local food trucks will be in place from 5-10 p.m. for visitors to purchase snacks and meals. The evening’s lineup will include Kona Ice, Marcos Grilled Cheese, The Box Lunch, and Rodney’s Jamaican Jerk and BBQ. 

As the sun goes down, the concert grounds will open up for attendees to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music by EleanorGrace at 7 p.m. and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 8 p.m.

Unique to this event will be a beer tent for visitors 21 and older to enjoy a variety of beers from Big Grove Brewery, along with a selection from Sutliff Cider. All sales will be cash only with no refunds and will end at 9:30 p.m. The night will conclude with a fireworks show beginning at 10 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a full water bottle and sunscreen as the weather is expected to be sunny and warm.

For more information on the grand opening of Riverfront Crossings Park, visit

Date of publication

Tuesday, July 16, 2019