Parks and Recreation

It Happens Here!

Kids exit the Northwest Recreation CenterThe new Northwest Recreation Center, located at 1340 11th Street NW, opened August 25, 2016. The center is the first municipal building specifically built for recreational programming in Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Time Check Recreation Center that served as a neighborhood center for the northwest area and provided Parks and Recreation Department programs for the entire city. 

Open Daily:
(See exceptions below. Calendar with open gym and game room times is available monthly.)
*NW Rec is currently closed*

Building Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Open Rec Hours:
Monday - Friday: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (June 1 - August 21):
Monday - Friday: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The new building is 16,000 square feet and includes a full-size gymnasium, activity room, game room, and community room with dividers. The gym can be divided and used as three separate volleyball courts or two small basketball half courts. Our game room provides hours of entertainment with billiards, foosball and table tennis. 

Come relax and read a book in our lounge area. Our community room can be divided into two separate rooms or used as one large meeting room. Table and chairs are provided and a small catering kitchen is available for use. A projector and screen can be rented for a minimal fee. 

Northwest Recreation Rental Brochure

Recreation Center Admission
Kids enjoy billiards and foosball in the game room.Enjoy hours of entertainment that includes access to the game room (billiards, foosball, table tennis) and the gym (basketball, volleyball, etc.) when available.

Admission Pass
Fill out the Northwest Recreation Membership Pass Form that provides emergency information and has a parent's consent signature for those under age 18. Your initial pass card is free. A replacement pass card is $2.

Northwest Recreation Membership Pass Form

Drop In/Open Gym Admission Fees:
$1 per person, ages 17 and under or seniors ages 60+
$2 per person, ages 18 - 59
For your convenience, you may purchase a punch pass at Northwest Recreation Center that is valid for all Open Gyms and Drop-in programs. Each pass has 20 punches with a value of $1 each.

Open Gym Schedule
Teens play basketball in the gymnasium.
The Northwest Recreation Center will be closed or have holiday hours on the following dates unless an event, program or rental has been arranged.
  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • February 18 (Presidents' Day)
  • April 19 (Good Friday)
  • April 21 (Easter Sunday)
  • May 27 (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • September 2 (Labor Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • November 28 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • November 29 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
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