With temperatures dipping to dangerous lows the week of Jan. 28, 2019, avoid the outdoors and check out a City space.
The Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., offers heated space and a variety of indoor opportunities. The Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Dr., also offers heated space as well as indoor opportunities. Both facilities are open Monday - Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For program cancellation information, visit www.icgov.org/rainoutline
The Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., is available for people to stay warm while starting a new book or browsing a variety of materials for check out. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Library Lobby will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday because of the cold temperatures. Hot cocoa and coffee will be provided until the Library opens at 10 a.m. Only the Lobby will open early to allow the public to come in from the cold.
The Senior Center will cancel all classes, activities, and evening member hours from Tuesday, January 29 through Thursday, January 31 due to the extreme low temperatures. The building will remain open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and all are welcome to enjoy the warm and welcoming environment. Classes and activities are expected to resume on Friday, February 1.