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Rollin' Recmobile Begins Schedule on June 7

Rollin' Recmobile Begins Schedule on June 7

June 4, 2021

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department’s Rollin’ Recmobile will begin its summer schedule on Monday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. The Recmobile will bring recreation equipment, games and staff to lead activities to thirteen parks each week this summer. The van also has a WIFI hot spot that park users can access during Recmobile stops.

Rollin’ Recmobile will provide expanded programs in parks this year due to the relaxing of pandemic guidelines. Activities will include kickball, spikeball, GaGa ball, an obstacle course, bounce house, karaoke, lawn bowling, dance events and contests. New activities will be planned each week. While the intent is to bring recreation programs close to neighborhoods to reduce transportation barriers, kids can participate at any park, as many times per week as they like. There is no cost to participate.

This year, the Recmobile will provide an additional function, serving as a mobile Neighborhood Resource Center. The Community Development Department received a $10,000 grant from the National League of Cities to provide equipment to increase engagement with City services. The grant will provide digital survey stations, chairs, outdoor misters, and resources such as water bottles, flashlights and insulated grocery bags. “We are excited to see outreach grow through the Rollin’ Recmobile,” said Scott Hock, Parks and Recreation Director. “Maximizing the use of the van to connect with citizens of all ages is the ultimate goal.”

Organizations and partner groups will also join the Rollin’ Recmobile on specific days to provide information and additional activities. These organizations include Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, ISU Extension, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Iowa Legal Aid, Early Bird CR, St. Paul’s Church, Green Iowa, United We March Forward, NFC, Linn County Elections, Waypoint, Freedom Festival, Jane Boyd and many more. The Recmobile is supported by the City of Cedar Rapids, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Cedar Rapids Kiwanis, and the Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation.

Rollin’ Recmobile follows a consistent schedule that is easy to remember. Schedule adjustments and activities will be announced through CRNewsNow. In the event of storms or tornado watches, the park stop will be postponed or canceled.

Mondays:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Redmond Park, 1545 3rd Ave. SE
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Jacolyn Park, 198 Jacolyn Dr. NW

Tuesdays:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Daniels Park, 940 Oakland Rd. NE
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Hayes Park, 1924 D St. SW
4:30-6:30 p.m. - Reed Park, 618 7th Ave. SW

Wednesdays:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Delaney Park, 5150 20th Ave. SW
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Cedar Valley Park, 2250 Blakely Blvd. SE
4:30-6:30 p.m. - Cleveland Park, 1600 8th Ave. SW

Thursdays:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Time Check Park, 1131 5th St. NW
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Greene Square, 400 4th Ave. SE

Fridays:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Hidder Park, 1248 10th St. SE
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Bever Park, 2700 Bever Ave. SE

Saturdays:
10:00-11:00 a.m. - Kenwood Park, 900 35th St. NE
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Redmond Park, 1545 3rd Ave. SE
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Cleveland Park, 1600 8th Ave. SW

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