Youth Recreation

COVID-19 Updates

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation will be taking to following precautions when conducting their programs.

  • Program size will be limited to groups of 10 or less.
  • The program format will be instructional based to allow for social distancing.
  • All equipment will be sanitized prior to each program.
  • Participants and instructors will have temperatures taken prior to each program.
  • Instructors are required to wear masks.

All measures made by the Parks and Recreation Department are made to keep the users of the City's parks as safe as possible during this pandemic. For all Iowa City COVID-19 news, updates and resources, visit our web page at

Neighborhood Nest Program

Starting Monday, September 21, 2020

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with United Action for Youth to provide tutoring and activity space for junior high and high school students. Activities will be broken into two sections. 1-2:30 pm will focus on academic tutoring and art programming. 2:30-4 pm programming will focus on enrichment activities. The UAY Recording Studio will also have some limited access. The program is held at Mercer Park Aquatic Center & Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Dr. Iowa City, IA 52240.

Registration prior to participation is required. Hurry and sign up! Slots are limited!

To register visit: 

For more information or to ask questions, contact: Kylie Buddin

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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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