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Parks & Recreation Department
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700
Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-540-8843

Northwest Recreation Center

1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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CAPRA-2022-Badge-WebThe Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The Department manages over 4,171 acres of city-owned property. In addition to 106 areas formally named, there are hundreds of acres held in reserve as undeveloped green space for future park expansion and flood control. The department operates and maintains facilities for public use including four municipal golf courses, six swimming pools, splash pads, 25 pavilions, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Old MacDonald's Farm in Bever Park, Tuma Sports Complex, Tait Cummins Sports Complex, Noelridge Park Greenhouse, and trails. The parks system receives countless visits each year.

Also offered are more than 1,500 recreation programs annually. There is something of interest for every age and ability level. Programs are listed in the Play! guide which appears in the March, August and November issues of Our CR magazine. Attendance for aquatic and recreation programs totals more than 300,000 annually.

Meet Hashim Taylor, Parks and Recreation Director.  

Read the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department's 2022 Annual Summary.

Read the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department's Strategic Master Plan.
Learn more:
Greenway Plan
Envision CR

Read the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department's 2024 Strategic Plan.

Our Mission
Dedicated to provide and enhance a quality parks and recreation system through creative, affordable and sustainable programs and professional services enriching the lives of the community and its visitors now and in the future.

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