City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department has three designated parks/locations for flying model aircrafts. All other parks are PROHIBITED due to the safety of park users. Model Rockets are prohibited in all parks.
Flying Zones are labeled in orange on the maps below. All flying crafts must stay within the orange boundaries. Crafts may not fly over roadways, railroads, vehicles or people.
Edgewood Road SW, south of Hwy 30
Access to the park is via the west side of Edgewood Rd SW, the access road passes under Edgewood and to the park. Location open for drone racing until park is further developed for other recreational uses. The land is suitable for high speed, high noise drone racing and practice.
Seminole Valley Park
5925 Seminole Valley Trail Rd NE
Location open for quiet, no gas, no glow electric planes, sailplanes and some rubber powered free flight units. Contact the Cedar Rapids Quiet Flyers for use and availability. All flyers must have valid AMA membership.
Flight may not take place if there is another event taking place in the park (ex. cross country practice or event).
Tuma Park - Skyhawk RC Field
3125 C Avenue Ext, Marion, IA 52302
To fly at the Skyhawks RC Field you must have a current AMA Open Membership and a Skyhawks Membership. Spectators are welcome to stop and check out the action, but spectators must follow the field rules. Spectators must stay on the bleachers side of the fence and stay alert.
Use of this facility is limited to flying of model aircraft. The flying of radio control model aircraft has priority, and other types of model aircraft shall not interfere with these activities. Fuel-propelled rockets are prohibited. Contact the Cedar Rapids Skyhawks for more information.