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Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Updates

Last Updated: March 30, 2021

The public is reminded to follow CDC guidelines when using parks including:

  • Follow social distancing standards of a minimum of six feet between you and other park users.
  • Do not gather in groups beyond members of your own household.
  • Practice good personal hygiene – wash your hands regularly.
  • Be aware that park restrooms are currently closed and water is not turned on. Please bring hand sanitizer with you.
  • Please carry out any trash that is brought into the parks.
  • If you have been sick in the last two weeks or have a cough, fever or other flu-like symptoms, stay home for the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Individuals 65 years of age and older, or those with underlying conditions, are strongly encouraged to stay at home to avoid potential exposures.
  • Trail users on any trail system are encouraged to maintain distance between themselves and others by signaling your presence with your voice, bell, or horn, and stepping off the trail to allow others to pass. 

Facility Openings/Closures:

The Parks Department has contracted with Boomerang Corp. for tree and debris removal in public parks. This contract is separate from the work underway to remove debris from public right-of-way. The contractors are working in the following Parks and they are currently closed to pedestrians and traffic.


  • Alandale
  • Apache
  • Bever Park
  • Cedar Hills
  • Cherokee Park & Trail
  • Ellis Park / Robbins Lake
  • Ellis Golf
  • Hughes Park
  • Jacolyn Park
  • Jones Park
  • Kenwood Park
  • Northview Park
  • Prairie Park Fishery
  • Sac & Fox Trail
  • Shaver Park
  • Time Check Park
  • Van Vechten Park 
    (Van Vechten firewood cutting lot is permanently closed for flood control construction. The City of Cedar Rapids is currently evaluating other sites for the cutting yard and hopes to have a new site available by early summer.)
  • Vets Memorial Tennis Center

Locate a Park Near You: Cedar Rapids Parks Finder
SW/SE Quadrant
  • Cheyenne Dog Park
  • Hidder
  • Redmond
  • Hoover
  • Huston
  • Poets Park
  • Wellington

NW/SW Quadrant 
  • Cherry Hill 
  • Cleveland
  • Delaney
  • Ellis Harbor
  • Wilderness Estates
  • 10th Square
  • Reed
  • Jackson 
  • Haskell
  • Tolkheim
  • Williams
  • Van Buren

  • Cedar Lake Loop
  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail (debris removal in process)   
  • Cemar Trail
  • Lindale Trail
  • Wilderness Estates Loop
  • Cherry Hill Loop
  • Cherokee Trail (Cherry Hill)
  • Noelridge Loop

NE Quadrant  
  • Noelridge Park
  • Daniels Park
  • K9 Acres Dog Park 
  • Huntington Ridge
  • Artists Memorial
  • Fox Trail
  • Twin Pines
  • Nixon
  • Seminole Valley
  • Ushers Ferry


 Urban Core
  • McGrath Amphitheatre
  • Sunner Memorial
  • Hayes
  • Mays Island
  • Greene Square


  • Bender Pool OPEN for lap swimming by advance reservation only
  • Northwest Recreation Center Pickleball Courts OPEN for play by advance reservation only
  • Northwest Recreation Center Basketball Courts OPEN for play by advance reservation only
  • Tuma Sports Complex OPEN 
  • Twin Pines Clubhouse OPEN
  • Ushers Ferry Lodge AVAILABLE for rentals
  • City Services Center CLOSED
  • Ellis, Gardner, Jones and Twin Pines Golf Courses CLOSED
  • Noelridge Farmers' Market CLOSED for the season
  • Noelridge Greenhouse CLOSED
  • Northwest Recreation Center CLOSED
  • Old MacDonald's Farm in Bever Park CLOSED
  • Tait Cummins Sports Complex CLOSED
  • Ushers Ferry Historic Village CLOSED
  • Veterans Tennis Center CLOSED

Cancelled Programs and Events

  • Bender Pool Pass and Punch Pass Sales and Renewals Suspended

Parks & Recreation Department Resources

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