Enjoy a visit to one of the City of Iowa City's many parks! Iowa City is home to 42 parks and natural areas. 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, schoolyards or natural areas. The Parks 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.