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January 16, 2018
Every winter the question I hear is “What do you do in the winter?” I start listing off all of the jobs our golf staff has in the winter, mechanic, financial officer, planner, painter, plumber, electrician, arborist and more
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.