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Mercer Park Aquatic Center will be closed to public from Thursday through Sunday

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public starting Thursday, the Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation announced on Wednesday afternoon. The center will reopen for public use on Monday, July 29. Swimming lessons scheduled for Thursday morning at Mercer are being moved to City Park Pool, according to a press release from the city. […]

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Cycle for a ‘century’ at the first Trueblood 100 Family Bike Ride

Casual bike riders and serious cyclists will have a new way to celebrate National Bike Month in Iowa City with the inaugural Trueblood 100 Family Bike Ride on Sunday, May 12. The event, announced by the Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation on Friday […]

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Kids can enjoy the amusement rides in City Park for free, starting in August

The amusement rides in City Park will be dismantled after the season ends on Sept. 23, but before the train that has carried young passengers for almost 70 years makes its final run, kids will be able to enjoy all the rides for free, the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department announced on Monday. The […]

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After almost 70 years, City Park is closing down its amusement rides

After 66 years, Iowa City’s much-loved children’s train will be making its final run this fall. On Monday, the Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation announced it is closing down and dismantling the amusement rides in City Park when their regularly scheduled season comes to an end on Sept. 23. The public can enjoy the rides for free through Sept. 30. […]

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