Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

Northwest Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Phone: 319-286-5566, option 1
Fax: 319-538-0020
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

319-286-5566, option 3
Fax: 319-540-8843

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Department Contacts

Welcome to Bever Pool
Bever Pool features include zero depth entry, sloping entry stairs, hydraulic chair lift, water slide, six 25-yard lap lanes, 1-meter diving board, water play features, shaded concession area, shade umbrellas, family changing room and bathhouse with lockers.

Summer Season (June 1, June 2, June 8 - August 2)

This schedule is in effect June 1 and June 2, and June 8 through August 2, 2024. It is subject to change and may vary around the holidays, special activities, maintenance needs, and other events or issues. Bever Pool will close at 5 p.m. on July 4. Bever Pool will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 2.

Open Swim | $5.75 or pass
(All Ages) 
Open swim for all ages. Outside food is not allowed. Water toys are allowed - crowd permitting.

 Days  Time
 Monday-Sunday  1-5 PM

Evening Open Swim | $5.25 or pass
(All Ages)
Open swim for all ages. Outside food is not allowed. Water toys are allowed - crowd permitting.

 Days  Time
 Monday-Friday  6:30-8:30 PM

Water Exercise | $6.25 or pass
(Ages 15+)
This instructor-led class concentrates on stretching, strengthening, flexibility, and range-of-motion exercises. This is a drop-in program, no registration required. Current season pass or punch pass may be used.

 Days   Time 
 Monday/Wednesday (Begins June 10)  5:20-6:15 PM

Lap Swim | $5.50 or pass
(Ages 15+)
Take time for yourself! This is a good time for water walking.

 Days   Time
 Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2  11:15 AM-12:45 PM
 Monday-Sunday (Begins June 8)  11:30 AM-12:45 PM
 Tuesday/Thursday/Friday (Begins June 11)  5:15-6:15 PM

Family Fun Nights | Families: $3 per person, or pass
(All Ages)
Come as a family to a Wednesday evening swim on the dates below. Admission is only $3 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult to be considered a family.

 Days   Time
 Wednesday, June 12  6:30-8:30 PM
 Wednesday, June 26  6:30-8:30 PM
 Wednesday, July 10  6:30-8:30 PM
 Wednesday, July 24  6:30-8:30 PM

Father's Day Swim | $3 for Dad, $5.75 per child, or pass
(All Ages)
Bring your dad to the pool for his special day! Dads, accompanied by a child, swim for only $3. Regular admission for children ages six months or older.

 Days   Time
 Sunday, June 18  1-5 PM

Farm Day | $5.75 per person, or pass
(All Ages)
Visit your favorite Old MacDonald's Farm animals. Regular admission for ages six months or older.

 Days   Time
 Saturday, June 29  1-5 PM

Jumpin' Jack 'n' Jill Days | $5.75 or pass
(All Ages)
Have fun in and out of the water! Play on the large inflatable island, Wibit, in the pool, then climb ashore for some fun in the bouncy castle. (Some portions of the pool may be restricted.) 25¢ popcorn. Regular admission for ages six months or older.

 Days   Time
 Tuesday, July 23  1-5 PM
 Thursday, July 25  1-5 PM

K9Splash! Dog Swim | Learn more:
Bever Pool goes to the dogs with this social outing for our canine friends! It's just a swim for dogs. (Sorry, only wading for the humans!) For rules, registration, vaccination requirements, and cost, go to

 Days   Time
 Saturday, August 3  10-11 AM Small Dogs, 11 AM-4 PM All Dogs
 Sunday, August 4  10-11 AM Small Dogs, 11 AM-4 PM All Dogs


Low-Income Assistance Program
The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department offers a discount for swim passes and programs to individuals and families with financial need. To qualify for reduced fees, the individual or family must meet the annual income guidelines.


2700 Bever Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

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