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April 17, 2020
Get off the couch and do something powerful for yourself – run a marathon! Crush the Curve virtual marathon is for everybody. You have 30 days to run, jog, walk, or workout to complete the 26.2 mile challenge. This is your race.
December 20, 2018
Many people start off the new year with a list of planned changes, often these goals include plans for a healthier year. We have plans to make the parks healthier and cleaner in 2019 as well.
July 31, 2018
Cedar Rapids has been recognized across the country for its local work in returning public land to native prairie and increasing pollinator habitat. One of the most captivating benefits is the beauty of pollinator zones in bloom.
April 09, 2018
The Iowa Parks and Recreation Association recognized two Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department employees Wednesday, March 28 at their annual conference.
March 27, 2018
The Parks and Recreation Department’s Recreation Maintenance team was asked to work with 55 students at Roosevelt School who were interested in planning and designing accessible playgrounds.
March 22, 2018
Now that it is officially spring, we hope that you will be able to use our park system more often. Unfortunately, now that spring rain has washed away the snow, we are left with lots of litter and debris in plain sight.
February 22, 2018
Parks & Recreation Department Forestry crews recently removed invasive and undesirable understory trees along the Sac and Fox Trail that were crowding out a native black walnut and a grove of Kentucky coffee trees nearby.
January 08, 2018
While you’re inside, staying warm and curled up by the fire, there is a lot of outdoor winter recreation that you are missing. Take advantage of the winter season and the opportunities it provides in the Midwest.
January 04, 2018
Stay committed to keeping your New Year’s resolution this year! You don’t have to be intimidated at a gym, we have many creative ways to keep you active and healthy.
December 12, 2017
While we plant trees as often and in as many places as we can, unfortunately, sometimes we must also remove trees because they are no longer safe for the public.
December 07, 2017
Each year people wait anxiously for an outdoor recreation opportunity that only occurs in Cedar Rapids in the winter. Read how we need Old Man Winter to cooperate to get outdoor ice rinks up and running.
November 15, 2017
On Monday, November 20, we will cut down the City's official Christmas tree and get it ready in Greene Square for the tree lighting ceremony. Join us on Saturday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. to watch as the tree is lit.
November 08, 2017
A few weeks ago we were happy to open the Variety Star Playground in Noelridge Park. We encourage you to visit the playground to see all the unique features and hope that you show your appreciation to the many donors.
November 03, 2017
Antique and auction lovers will get a real treat this Sunday when we hold a public auction of items no longer used at Ushers Ferry.
March 28, 2017
On April 4 we will participate in Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service and officially thank Americorps teams who have been instrumental in the recovery and redevelopment of Ushers Ferry in the nine years.
March 07, 2017
This past year, the parks maintenance crew tackled the project of creating new signage for park entrances. They were created for $30,000 less than if the Department had purchased them.