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
recreation@cedar-rapids.org
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

Phone: 
319-286-5566, option 3
Fax: 319-540-8843
parks@cedar-rapids.org

Hours
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Department Contacts


 NOTICES:
  • Due to staffing shortages, our normal mowing and trimming operations are being severely affected. Parks will be prioritized based on level of usage and recreational needs. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Due to staffing shortages, our level of service in restrooms and pavilions will vary from day to day. We appreciate your understanding. 
  • The Parks Department is encouraging residents to pack it in / pack it out within the Parks System to assist with trash removal efforts. 


Welcome to Parks Operations
parkswingThe Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department manages over 97 parks and trails on over 4,171 acres of land. In addition to urban parks of all sizes, there are many acres held in reserve for future park expansion and flood control. Athletic fields, baseball and softball diamonds, basketball courts, BMX dirt track, disc golf courses, gardens, off-leash dog exercise areas, pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds, and restrooms, splash pads, trails, volleyball courts abound throughout the system.

The Department also operates the Noelridge Park Greenhouse and flower gardens, Old MacDonald's Farm, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Tait Cummins Sport Complex and Tuma Sports Complex.

The full service park season for the availability of restrooms, drinking fountains, pavilion rentals and general day-to-day operating conveniences is May 6 through October 1, 2023. As spring unfolds, water is turned on in the larger parks first and the smaller parks follow. Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Alcohol Free Parks
Municipal Code 10.03
No person shall bring, use, consume, or have in his or her possession alcohol, wine, or beer in the following city parks located in the City of Cedar Rapids at any time:

Alandale 
Lincolnway 
Apache
Masaryk
Beverly 
Monroe 
Beverly Gardens 
Navajo 
Bowman Woods 
Nixon 
Cedar Valley 
Pierce 
Central 
Redmond 
Cherokee 
Reed 
Daniels 
Riverside 
Greene Square 
Sinclair 
Haskell 
Tokheim 
Hidder 
Wellington Heights 
Huston 
Whittam 
Jacolyn 
 

 

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