Youth Recreation

Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department offers youth sports to provide fun experiences and an energetic atmosphere for kids. We want to provide the opportunity for youth to learn the fundamentals of team sports while also working on sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, and respect for others while in a safe and honest environment. 

Winter/Spring 2023 Recreation Registration 

Iowa City Parks and Recreation Fall Recreation Registration begins at 7am Wednesday, December 13 for Iowa City residents. Non-resident registration opens at 7 am on Thursday, December 14. In person registration is available at the Robert A Lee Community Center and Mercer Park Aquatic Center. Register online here

Cancelation Information

Iowa City Parks and Recreation uses Rainout Line to communicate cancellation information.

There are three ways to check or sign up for updates:

  1. Download the free app to your phone by searching Rainout Line.
  2. Visit and search for "Iowa City Parks and Recreation."
  3. Call 319-346-7080 and listen for prompts.

Please note that the app is only updated during regular business hours of operation. This does not include nights and weekends.

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Iowa City Parks and Recreation Youth Affiliate Groups

Iowa City Boys Baseball serves Iowa City youth with an opportunity to learn baseball, teamwork and meet new friends. Games are played at City Park, 200 E. Park Rd. The Spring season runs April through June.

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Iowa City Girls Softball was established in 1973, and provides girls in grades K-12 with the opportunity to learn about the game of softball and have fun while playing it. Games are played at Napoleon Park, 2501 S. Gilbert St. The Spring season runs April through June.

For more information, visit


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Iowa City Eels Swim Club
is a competitive swimming program committed to helping each swimmer reach their potential as an athlete, a team member, and a model of good sportsmanship.
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Iowa City Kickers Soccer is a recreation soccer program that exists to prove opportunities for all youth to develop a love for soccer, soccer skills, sportsmanship, and new friendships through equal participation for all players in grades K-12. All games are played at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park, 4400 Soccer Park Rd. The Spring season runs April through May.

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