Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

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

Phone: 319-286-5566, option 1
Fax: 319-538-0020
recreation@cedar-rapids.org
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Phone: 
319-286-5566, option 3
Fax: 319-540-8843
parks@cedar-rapids.org

Hours
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 ADA 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, hairdryers, electrical outlets, baby changing tables, and lockers. Bring your own padlock or rent one. 

The locker rooms are open and available. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed to swim. 

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. 

Summer Season (May 20 - June 7, July 8 - August 25*)

This schedule is in effect through August 25, 2024. It is subject to change and may vary around the holidays, special activities, maintenance needs, and other events or issues. *Bender Pool will close for pool basin painting at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The project will take three to four weeks, with July 8 set as the reopening date for regular programming.

Water Exercise | $6.25 or pass
(Ages 15+)
 This instructor-led class concentrates on stretching, strengthening, flexibility, and range-of-motion exercises. This is a drop-in program, no registration required. Current season pass or punch pass may be used.

 Days   Time 
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  9-9:55 AM

Adult 18+ Swim | $5.25 or pass
(Ages 18+) 
Open swim for adults only.

 Days  Time
 Tuesday/Thursday  9-9:55 AM
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  10-10:55 AM
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  1-3 PM

Lap Swim | $5.50 or pass
(Ages 15+)
Take time for yourself! This is a good time for water walking. The baby pool will be closed.

 Days   Time
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  11 AM-12:45 PM

Summer Post Season (August 26 - September 1)

This schedule is in effect through September 1, 2024. It is subject to change and may vary around the holidays, special activities, maintenance needs, and other events or issues. 

Water Exercise | $6.25 or pass
(Ages 15+)
 This instructor-led class concentrates on stretching, strengthening, flexibility, and range-of-motion exercises. This is a drop-in program, no registration required. Current season pass or punch pass may be used.

 Days   Time 
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  9-9:55 AM
 Monday/Wednesday  5:30-6:25 PM
Tuesday/Thursday  8-8:55 AM

Adult 18+ Swim | $5.25 or pass
(Ages 18+) 
Open swim for adults only.

 Days  Time
 Tuesday/Thursday  9-9:55 AM
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  10-10:55 AM
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  1-3 PM

Lap Swim | $5.50 or pass
(Ages 15+)
Take time for yourself! This is a good time for water walking. The baby pool will be closed.

 Days   Time
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday  11 AM-12:45 PM
 Monday/Wednesday  6:30-7:25 PM


RecAssist

Low-Income Assistance Program
The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department offers a discount for swim passes and programs to individuals and families with financial need. To qualify for reduced fees, the individual or family must meet the annual income guidelines.

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Location
940 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Phone Number
319-286-5790

Related Links
Pool Policies
Pool Rental
Swim Lessons
Summer Pool Pass Information



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