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

Have a Pool Party!
Bender, Bever, Ellis and Jones Pools are available to rent during times not scheduled for public use. Cherry Hill Aquatic Center is available to rent by groups of 500 or more. Reservations are made through the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department and must be made at least two weeks prior to the date of the event. Payment is required when you make your reservation. Food is permitted for pool rentals and lifeguards are included in the fee. 

Bender Pool Rentals

Total Number of People

2 Hour Block Rental Fee

Up to 60


61 or more


Bender Pool: Rental times in two-hour time blocks during the school year (beginning September 14th) are Friday 8 - 10 p.m., Saturday 1 - 8 p.m. and Sunday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bender Pool is not rented during the summer. Large inflatables are also available for $75 per two-hour time block.
Bever, Ellis, and Jones Pool Rentals

Total Number of People

2 Hour Block Rental Fee 

1 - 100

$386 or $335 without turn slide 

101 - 200

$441 or $389 without turn slide  

201 - 300

$497 or $445 without turn slide

301 - 400

$607 or $555 without turn slide

401 - 500

$717 or $665 without turn slide

501 - 600

$827 or $775 without turn slide

Bever Pool: Rental times are Saturday  and Sunday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (June 8 through July 28 - No rentals July 6, July 7) The concession stand is not available during rentals.

Ellis Pool: Rental times are Saturday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (June 8 through August 24 - No rentals July 6)

Jones Pool: Rental times are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (June 8 through August 3 - No rentals June 22, July 5, July 6, July 7)

Aquatic Center Shelter Rental
The shelters at Cherry Hill and Noelridge Aquatic Center are available to rent for your party during scheduled Open Swims*. We provide the shelter. You supply the cake, presents and party guests. Food and drink, other than cake or cupcakes, must be purchased at the concession stand.

Reservations and payment must be made at least one week in advance. Reservations can be made by contacting the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.

Shelter Rental Fee: $28/Open Swim on Monday-Friday 
Shelter Rental Fee: $40/Open Swim on Saturday-Sunday

*Note: Noelridge shelter is not available for rental  June 3-7, from 1-5 p.m., and July 4. 
Cherry Hill shelter is not available June 3-7, from 1-5 p.m., June 21, and July 4.


Related Links
Pool Policies
Pool Rental
Swim Lessons

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