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. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 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

Ellis Harbor

The Ellis Harbor is a unique neighborhood consisting of people who spend their summers living on the Cedar River, some for many generations. The Harbor is located near Ellis Park and is open to the public for fishing and bird watching. A public boat launch and public restrooms are available at the harbor.

Harbor slips, stalls and storage are available for lease. Call our office Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with questions.

2550 Ellis Boulevard NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Interactive Parks Finder
Ellis Harbor Business Plan and Feasibility Study

Flood 2016 Temporary Power Structures

The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation and Building Services departments have determined to allow temporary power structures at Ellis Harbor for the purpose of providing electricity to the units. This must be done by a qualified electrical contractor and at your own cost. The City has determined that permits to do this work will be no-cost permits. Here are the steps to take:
1 – Contact a Master licensed electrical contractor to hire them for installing a temporary power field structure that conforms with the 2014 National Electrical Code adopted by the City. This Code defines how a temporary structure is to be built for the contractor to follow. If Harbor leaseholders want to jointly install temporary power, they should both work with the hired contractor for adequate-sized equipment to be installed.
2 – Contractor pulls a FLOOD PERMIT along with other standard required permits with the City to allow the installation, and contractor schedules an electrical inspection by the City once the structure is ready.
3 – City inspects the temporary field structure, and if it passes authorizes contractor to reach Alliant for connection.
4 – Alliant connects the unit to power service.
Temporary power is intended for less than 365 days (1 year) of service. The City continues to work on repairs of the permanent electrical facilities and look on redesign of the system with Alliant to avoid future flood damage. 

Contact Rob Wagner, or 319-286-5799 for more information.

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