Parks and Recreation

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Parks & Recreation Department

NW Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-538-0020
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700

Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Fax: 319-540-8843

Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Department Contacts

Welcome to Bender Pool
A girl slides down the indoor water slide at Bender Pool.Bender Pool is an indoor pool, open year-round. The pool is disabled-accessible and is equipped with a hydraulic chair and sloping steps in addition to traditional pool ladders.

The pool also has a slide and a basketball hoop. Bender Pool's locker rooms are equipped with showers, hair dryers, electrical outlets, baby changing tables, and lockers. Bring your own padlock or rent one. 

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department offers swimming lessons for all ages, special swims for youths, as well as water programs for adults at Bender Pool. The pool is available to rent for parties and special events during times not scheduled for public use.

Individual and Senior 60+ Passes (Valid 9/6/16-5/20/17)
These passes may be used for water exercise, lap swims, open swims, adults swims and holiday swims.
Non-refundable, non-transferable.
Individual: $160 (R $150)
Senior 60+: $135 (R $125)

Punch Pass (Valid 9/6/16-5/20/17)
This pass may be used by an individual, tranferred to another person, or used by a family or group. No photo required. Non-refundable. $68 - 16 punches

Passes may be purchased at the Northwest Recreation Center or City Services Center (CSC).

Bender Pool Schedules

Winter/Spring Season (December 1 - March 31)

Bender Pool will be closed December 24 (Christmas Eve), December 25 (Christmas Day), January 1 (New Year's Day), February 20 (Presidents' Day) and April 16 (Easter Sunday). Patrons may pay admission on a drop in basis or use their season pass or punch card.

Activity  Days Time Cost 
Open Swim 3:30-7:30 PM $5 or pass 
Open Swim Su (no swim 12/25, 1/1, 4/16)  1-4 PM  $5 or pass 
Lap Swim  M/W/F (no swim 2/20)  11 AM-12:45 PM $4.75 or pass 
Lap Swim  M/W (no swim 2/20)  6:30-7:25 PM  $4.75 or pass 
Lap Swim  Sa (through 2/4)  7:30-8:45 AM  $4.75 or pass 
Lap Swim  Sa (beginning 2/11-5/16)  7-8:15 AM  $4.75 or pass 
Lap Swim   Su (no swim 12/25, 1/1, 4/16) 11:15 AM-12:45 PM $4.75 or pass 
Adult 18+ Swim M/W/F (no swim 12/26)  1-3 PM  $4.25 or pass 
Aquatherapy M/W/F (no class 2/20) 10-10:55 AM $4/class or pass
Water Exercise M-F (no class 2/20)  9-9:55 AM $5/class or pass
Water Exercise M/W (no class 2/20) 5:30-6:25 PM $5/class or pass
Holiday Swim  M (12/26)  1-4 PM  $5 or pass 
Holiday Swim  Th (12/29)  4-8 PM  $5 or pass 
School Break Swim Tu (3/14)  1-4 PM  $5 or pass 
School Break Swim Th (3/16) 1-4 PM $5 or pass
Open Canoe/Kayak Practice

Su (11/20, 12/18, 1/15, 1/29,

2/12, 2/26, 3/12)

4:30-6:30 PM $10/practice
Kayak/Canoe Clinic Su (3/26) TBA TBA

940 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

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