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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.

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Welcome to Cherry Hill Aquatic Center
A box crosses the croc walk water feature at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center.Cherry Hill Aquatic Center, the City's largest aquatic center, features include zero depth entry, sloping entry stairs, water slide, speed slide, drop slide, eight 25-yard lap lanes, six 50-meter lap lanes, 1-meter diving board, several water play features including a large water play feature, sand play area, shaded concession area, shade umbrellas, two family changing rooms and bathhouse with lockers.

Cherry Hill Aquatic Center Schedule (June 11)
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Lap Swim
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open Swim

Cherry Hill Aquatic Center Schedule (June 12 - August 8)
Based on pandemic conditions, the capacity at all public swims may be limited. Not all pool water features may be open for all programs, even though the pool is open. Admission is free for infants under 6 months of age. Cherry Hill Aquatic Center will close July 4 at 5:00 p.m.

 Open Swim  M-F  1-5pm  $5.75 or pass
 Open Swim   M/W/F   6:30-10pm   $5.75 or pass
 Open Swim   Tu/Th   6:30-8:30pm   $5.25 or pass
 Open Swim   Sa  1-8pm   $5.75 or pass
 Open Swim   Su   1-6pm   $5.75 or pass
 Lap Swim/Water Walking  M-Su   11:45am-12:45pm  $4.75 or pass
 Lap Swim/Water Walking  Tu/Th  5:15-6:15pm  $4.75 or pass
 Dollar Day for Dads (Father's Day)  Su (6/20)  1-8pm  $5.75 or pass, $1 Dad
 Longest Day of Summer  Su (6/20)  1-8pm  $5.75 or pass
 Jumpin' Jack 'n' Jill Day  Tu (6/29)  1-5pm  $5.75 or pass
 Family Two-Buck Tuesday  Tu (6/29)  6:30-8:30pm  $2/person for family or pass
 Jumpin' Jack 'n' Jill Day  Th (7/1)  1-5pm  $5.75 or pass
 Fourth of July Swim  Su (7/4)  1-5pm  $4.75 with Freedom Fest button, or $5.75 or pass
 Jumpin' Jack 'n' Jill Day  Tu (7/20)  1-5pm  $5.75 or pass
 Family Two-Buck Tuesday  Tu (7/20)  6:30-8:30pm  $2/person for a family or pass
 Jumpin' Jack 'n' Jill Day  Th (7/22)  1-5pm  $5.75 or pass
 Pool Pride Day  W (8/4)  1-5pm  $5.75 or pass

Special Events: (See dates in chart above.)

Dollar Day for Dads (Father's Day) - Bring dad to the pool for his special day. Dads swim for only $1 when accompanied by children.
Longest Day of Summer - Celebrate the longest day of summer with this longer swim time Sunday evening!
Jumpin' Jack 'n' Jill Days - Have fun in and out of the water. Play on the large inflatable "islands" (Wibit) in the pool, then climb ashore for some fun in the bouncy castle. (Some portions of the pool may be restricted.) 25 cent popcorn.
Family Two-Buck Tuesday - Come as a family and everyone gets in for $2 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult to be considered a family. This is a "families-only" swim. The dates for this event at Cherry Hill are June 29 and July 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fourth of July Swim - Celebrate the nation's birthday with a splash at your favorite pool. Get $1 off admission with Freedom Fest button.
Pool Pride Day - Show your pride in your neighborhood pool! Each pool will have a theme with games and prizes that match the theme. Check with your pool the week before to learn more.

Cherry Hill Aquatic Center Schedule (August 9 - 22)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lap Swims
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Open Swim
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Lap Swim
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Open Swim
SATURDAY, SUNDAY: AUGUST 14, 15, 21, 22*
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lap Swims
1:00 - 6:00* p.m. Open Swim

*Cherry Hill Aquatic Center closes for the season at 5:00 p.m on August 22.

NEW Summer Punch/Group Pass
Get 5 Free Swims! 20 Punches - $78 Non-refundable
Season passes are not available this year, but will be back next year. This new punch pass may be used by an individual, a group or transferred to another person for any age appropriate Open, Family or Adult swim. Lap Swim/Water Walking and Water Exercise classes. Pass expires on the 20th punch or on September 5, 2022. Purchase passes online anytime or at Bender Pool and Cherry Hill or Noelridge Aquatic Centers when they are open.

Pick up actual punch card starting, Monday, May 10, at the Northwest Recreation Center, 1340 11th Street NW. Cards may be picked up through June 4 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please allow 24 hours between online purchase and pick-up. To pick up the card, you must present a valid I.D. as a member of the purchasing household and be at least 16 years of age. You will be required to print and sign your name to verify that you have received the pass. Duplicate punch passes will not be printed.

Financial Assistance Program: A discount is available for those who qualify on recreational programs and swim punch passes. Please call 319-286-5566 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for more information on guidelines and the qualification process.


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