The Cedar Rapids River Recreation Commission was established by city Ordinance No. 039-09 in September 2009. The seven commission members must be residents of Cedar Rapids and serve without compensation. Representation consists of four members appointed at large and one member appointed from each of the following constituencies: Five Seasons Ski Team, Cedar Boat Club, and Ellis Harbor Association. The terms of office for each of the members is three years.
The River Recreation Commission provides support and guidance to the City. The Commission makes studies and recommendations for enhancement of the Cedar River and promotion of recreational activities, facilities, and programs within the City of Cedar Rapids related to the river. Commission duties include advocacy; promotion of volunteerism; capital improvement planning; review and recommendations for the proposed annual Parks & Recreation budget; fundraising; studies and recommendations for activities, facilities and programs; promotion of river activities, events, facilities and other projects; recommendations for acquisition, development and improvement of parklands and recreation areas; and recommendations concerning rules, regulations and ordinances.
This commission meets the first Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM at the Water Department, 1111 Shaver Rd NE.