Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

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

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

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-540-8843

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

Department Contacts

Ushers Ferry Historic Village is a Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department facility. This beautiful ten-Ushers Ferry Lodge is available to rent for your event.acre site provides a venue for fun, family friendly activities that teach, promote, and build community from the historical perspective of a small Iowa town at the turn of the 20th century.

Consisting of nine ADA-accessible, historic buildings (restored to the 1890-1910 time period) that are open to tour, the scenic village setting also features a gazebo, pavilion, modern restrooms, and parking as well as the Ushers Ferry Lodge capable of hosting receptions, meetings, and parties of up to 300 participants.

Corporate Events
Ushers Ferry is the perfect place to get away from it all without leaving town. The lodge is a 7240-foot modern event space that accommodates up to 300 people indoors for meetings and seminars. Large windows bring scenic views inside and a patio is available year-round that allows easy access to the yard for team building activities. Let us help you plan a unique and memorable event for your group.

Corporate rentals are available Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. for $550 per five-hour period. Additional hours are available for $125 each.

Contact Ushers Ferry at 319-286-5763 or to set up an appointment to view our facilities or to book your event.

Takes a video tour of the lodge:

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