Parks and Trails

Enjoy a visit to one of the City of Iowa City's many parks! Iowa City is home to over 50 parks, natural areas, and open spaces. Almost 100 percent (99.4 percent) of Iowa City residents live within 1/2 of a mile of open space areas, including the City’s parks, schoolyard, or natural areas. The Parks and Forestry Division provides and maintains adequate open space, parks, and trails for the residents of Iowa City. 

The Parks and Recreation regulations are contained in Chapter 10 of the City Code of Iowa City. These regulations have been established to keep our parks beautiful and to ensure your enjoyment. 

View the Iowa City Parks and Amenities Map. 




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