Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department
City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-540-8843


Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Department Contacts


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The Forestry division is responsible for planting and maintaining trees and woody vegetation along City right-of-ways, parks and golf courses. 
The program maintains approximately 65,000 public trees within the borders of Cedar Rapids. Included are:

  • 4,000 acres of parks containing 10,000 trees
  • 1,000 acres of golf courses containing 5,000 trees
  • 618  linear miles of City right-of-way with an estimated 50,000 trees

To accomplish this 12 full time employees carry out tree work on a year around basis. The program has 17 vehicles, including 3 boom trucks, a log loader, 2 dump trucks, 2 tree spades and 2 stump grinders.

Cedar Rapids has been recognized as a Tree City USA since 1978!

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