Graphic showing possible playground choices for the Ped Mall.

Update: We've had numerous questions submitted through the public input survey on the proposed Ped Mall Playground. For your convenience, we've put together a FAQs document to help. Visit to view the FAQs.

Please submit your surveys by 5 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2021. All survey responses will be made available on the website after the survey closes. 

The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is seeking the public's input on a new playground for the Ped Mall. The current playground is being replaced due to aging equipment and difficulty making repairs needed for safe use. 

The new playground will replace the current playground that is located just west of the Iowa City Public Library, and near the Weatherdance Fountain. The playground is expected to be completed by spring 2022. 

The public is invited to look at the proposed new playground concept posted on the City's website, and give the Parks and Recreation Department their feedback on which they think is best. The public is asked to send their feedback by 5 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021. 

Comments can be submitted through our online public input form. 

Date of publication

Friday, April 23, 2021