Whether you call it mini-golf, putt-putt or something entirely different, there’s good news — a new 18-hole course is opening up to Cedar Rapids just in time for another sunny weekend. The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a grand opening celebration on Friday, June 11, for the Mini Pines miniature golf course. […]
The Rollin’ Recmobile is returning to Cedar Rapids parks starting on Monday. The van will visit two to three parks six days a week over the summer with recreation equipment, games and activities led by city staff. The Recmobile will stop at 13 parks around the city: Bever, Cedar Valley, Cleveland, Daniels, Delaney, Hayes, Hidder, […]
The City of Cedar Rapids will add a mobile Neighborhood Resource Center to its Rollin’ Recmobile van. The addition is possible after the city received a $10,000 grant from the National League of Cities. Cedar Rapids was one of eight communities chosen for the funding as part of the organization’s 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience […]
A pickleball court? A dog park? Pollinator space, perhaps? The City of Cedar Rapids is looking for ideas for repurposing Jones Golf Course. The city is collecting input from residents through a survey, which is the first part of a comprehensive strategic planning process for Jones Park, according to a news release. Jones Golf Course […]
Update on Tuesday, Aug. 11: Due to storm damage, Rollin’ Recmobile stops and school supply distribution have been suspended, according to a news release. It is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Aug. 18, with a normal schedule. The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will give out school supplies and backpacks to students the week […]
The City of Cedar Rapids is launching the Rollin’ Recmobile later this month to bring a variety of family-friendly activities to the community. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department canceled youth programs that were scheduled to start in June due to COVID-19. The Rollin’ Recmobile will give families the opportunity to enjoy activities while also […]
On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, including six in Johnson County and one in Linn County. The new cases bring the state’s total number of Iowans who have tested positive for the disease to 145. The new case in Linn County means […]
On Tuesday, the Cedar Rapids City Council will consider taking introducing restrictions smoking in the city’s parks. It would not be a total ban, like the one passed by Iowa City in last year that prohibited the use of smokeless tobacco, smoking or vaping in all city parks.