Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

NW Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Phone: 319-286-5566, option 1
Fax: 319-538-0020
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Fax: 319-540-8843

Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Department Contacts

Noelridge Gardens
Conveniently located near the corner of Collins Road and Council Street, the beautiful gardens at Noelridge Park offer a bright and colorful venue for simple wedding ceremonies of up to 50 people (including wedding party). Purchase of wedding reservation will guarantee the use of the gardens for your ceremony and assist in encouraging a level of respect and privacy from public users of the park. Parking is available.

Wedding Reservation: $56 per two hour time slot.

Noelridge Gardens Wedding Rental Agreement

Shakespeare Garden in Ellis Park
The garden, featuring a bust of Shakespeare and resembling an English garden with small patios, benches A bust of William Shakespeare graces the garden.and arbors, provides a beautiful setting for simple and intimate wedding ceremonies of 50 people or less (including the wedding party). Purchase of a wedding reservation guarantees the exclusive use of the garden for your private ceremony and parking for six to eight cars behind the garden.

Wedding Reservation: $56 per two hour time slot.

Shakespeare Garden Wedding Rental AgreementThe stone wall and arbor in the Shakespeare Garden

Ushers Ferry Historic Village
Located in beautiful Seminole Valley, Ushers Ferry provides the perfect setting for your special day. Whether you want a beautiful outdoor setting or a traditional church ceremony, Ushers Ferry is sure to fit everyone's style. Included in our generous wedding package are the Church and/or Gazebo for your ceremony, the Town Hall and/or Pavilion for your reception, and the Hotel and Telephone House for pre-wedding dressing and staging purposes. Modern restrooms are available for you and your guests behind the Hotel and inside of the Telephone House.

Ushers Ferry Wedding Rentals

Wedding Reservations
Contact Cathy Scanlon

9:00-5:00 p.m.

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