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Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department
City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-540-8843
parks@cedar-rapids.org

Hours
Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Volunteers Needed for Park Cleanup
Volunteers are needed to help rake tree debris into piles at the parks. Available times and locations will be posted on the Parks & Recreation Facebook page. If you would like to help, please fill print and fill out the volunteer form below and bring it with you to the designated spot.

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Release



Cedar Rapids Parks and Greenhouse use volunteers for a variety of positions including:

  • Greenhouse Volunteer (Hours Vary Based on Availability)

    Duties include clipping, repotting, transplanting, taking cuttings, and maintaining the greenhouse and outdoor plants. Shifts are 10 AM - Noon and 1 - 3 PM, Monday - Friday (no Thursday afternoons).

  • Greenhouse Special Events Volunteer (Hours Vary)
    Assist with Noelridge Greenhouse events. Duties include greeting the public, set up, and clean up.

  • Trail Steward (Hours Vary Based on Availability)
    Large and small groups of all ages. Duties include, but are not limited to, picking up litter, removing debris, and trimming branches.

  • Park Steward (Hours Vary Based on Availability)
    Large and small groups of all ages. Duties include, but are not limited to, picking up litter, cleaning, painting, mulching, and weeding.

  • Prairie Steward (Hours Vary Based on Availability)
    Assist Parks staff with identifying and removing noxious or problem weeds.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, you must submit an application. You may either submit the online form below via email to parks@cedar-rapids.org or by mail to Parks Office, City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Parks/Greenhouse Application Form
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