Free Saturday paddle boarding in downtown Iowa City

The Iowa City Downtown District is filling a 15,000 gallon water tank for paddle boarders in the on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

The wet fun is part of a marketing campaign designed to encourage downtown visitors during the Washington Street construction project that is expected to last through the summer from Clinton to Linn Streets.

US Bank is sponsoring the event which enlists the Colorado adventure company, Avid 4 Adventure, in setting up the pool and paddle boarding experience.

Paddle boarders -- photo by Penny Reiter
Paddle boarders — photo by Penny Reiter

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