Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

Northwest 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 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sun, 12:00 - 4:00 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 9/3/19 - 5/16/20)
These passes may be used for water exercise, lap swims, open swims, adults swims and holiday swims as age appropriate. Non-refundable, non-transferable.
Individual: $166 (R $156)
Senior 60+: $140 (R $130)

Punch Pass (Valid 9/3/19 - 5/16/20)
This pass may be used by an individual, tranferred to another person, or used by a family or group. No photo required. Non-refundable. $72 - 16 punches

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

Bender Pool Schedules

*Bender Pool is closed for construction July 20 - September 2. Improvements are being made to make the pool ADA compliant.*

Fall Season (9/3 - 11/30)
Bender Pool will be closed November 11 (Veterans Day), November 28 and November 29 (Thanksgiving). Patrons may pay admission on a drop in basis or use their season pass or punch card.

Activity Days Time Cost
Open Swim (Begins 9/6 - No swim 10/25, 11/29) F 3:30-7:30 PM $5.25 or pass
Open Swim (Begins 9/8) Su 1-4 PM $5.25 or pass
Lap Swim (Begins 9/4 - No swim 11/11, 11/29) M/W/F  11 AM-12:45 PM  $5.00 or pass 
Lap Swim (Begins 9/4 - No swim 11/11)  M/W  6:30-7:25 PM  $5.00 or pass 
Lap Swim (Begins 9/7) Sa 7:30-8:45 AM $5.00 or pass
Lap Swim (Begins 9/8) Su 11:15 AM-12:45 PM $5.00 or pass
Adult 18+ Swim (Begins 9/4 - No swim 11/27, 11/29) M/W/F  1-3 PM  $4.50 or pass 
Water Exercise (No class 11/11, 11/28, 11/29) M-F  9-9:55 AM  $5.25 or pass 
Water Exercise (No class 11/11)  M/W  5:30-6:25 PM  $5.25 or pass 
Aquatherapy (No class 11/11, 11/29) M/W/F  10-10:55 AM  $4.25 or pass 
Friday Night Spooky Swim F (10/25) 6-8:30 PM $6.25 (no passes)
Thanksgiving Swim W (11/27) 1-4 PM $5.25 or pass


940 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

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