Rollin' Recmobile to Visit Cedar Rapids Parks Next Week
Rollin' Recmobile to Visit City Parks Next Week
The Rollin’ Recmobile, a mobile recreation program that brings recreation opportunities to neighborhoods, will begin to visit Cedar Rapids parks next week. The program provides flexibility to offer youth recreation activities while following health guidelines for COVID-19. For the first two weeks, kids can pick up activity kits they can do with members of their household in the park or at home. They will also receive a free meal at 11:30 a.m. during morning stops, and a free snack during afternoon and evening stops. WIFI will be available to use in the park during visits. Families are encouraged to wear masks while attending Rollin’ Recmobile activities.
In July, park stops will include games in small groups, following health recommendations. Later in the month, the Parks and Recreation Department anticipates moving toward more traditional sports and playground games, in addition to fitness activities, reading opportunities, crafts and occasional fire hydrant water play. “We are excited to get the Rollin’ Recmobile on the streets next week. We have been working on this program for the past year with a goal of reaching kids in their neighborhoods. It is the perfect fit for recreation right now because it gives us flexibility to provide activities and keep everyone safe,” said Scott Hock, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Director. The Department is preparing to add a second van in anticipation of extra need due to limited activities being available this summer in the community.
The schedule for the week of June 22 is:
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Redmond Park
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Jacolyn Park
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Daniels Park
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Hayes Park
- 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Cleveland Park
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Park
- 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Delaney Park
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Time Check Park
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Greene Square
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Bever Park
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Hidder Park
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Noelridge Park
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Jones Park
The Rollin’ Recmobile is provided through funding from the City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Park Foundation, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, and Cedar Rapids Area Kiwanis. Organizations working in cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Department on the program include the Cedar Rapids Boys and Girls Club, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Cedar Rapids Public Library.