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The history of public pools in Iowa City shows swimming hasn’t always been accessible

As summer comes to an end, the pool in City Park reaches a milestone — 70 years of service to Iowa Citians looking to float, dog paddle or simply cope with the heat. But if everything had gone according to the original plan, the pool would have opened in the summer of 1942, and it would now be celebrating 76 years of service […]

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Iowa City’s weekly Party in the Park comes to Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park

Humans are welcome to attend Thursday’s Party in the Park as the summer-long series of weekly events goes to the dogs. Literally. This week’s party will be at the Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park. Tennis balls and treats will be provided for the attending pups. Humans can enjoy music, dog-toy crafting and […]

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Public invited to see plans for the new City Park playground, as the park’s old rides are being sold online

The amusement rides that entertained generations of children in City Park are gone, and the Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation wants the public’s input on its plans to fill the space the rides occupied for almost 70 years. […]

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Tunes & Treats is bringing free music and free ice cream to Iowa City parks this summer

Iowa City’s annual Tunes & Treats series kicks off with a performance of the Iowa City Community Band (ICCB) at College Green Park on Sunday afternoon. The ICCB will provide the tunes, and the treats include free ice cream. […]

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Construction begins soon on nature-themed play area in Riverfront Crossings Park

Now that first phase of construction on Riverfront Crossings Park is well underway, work on phase two — an extensive nature play area — is projected to begin in September, Juli Seydell Johnson, director of the Iowa City Parks and Recreation department said. […]

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Film screenings launch Regenerative Landscapes initiative

Inhabit screenings Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E. Boyson Rd. in Hiawatha Sunday, Jan. 24 at 1:30 pm Shambaugh Auditorium, University of Iowa Main Library Several Iowa organizations are partnering to host film screenings in Hiawatha (Jan. 17) and Iowa City (Jan. 24) to raise awareness around environmental issues. […]

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Verizon reps withdraw application to build Iowa City-based cell tower after community backlash

On Thursday, Sept. 24, city officials received word that Selective Service Consultants, a Kansas-based company working on behalf of Verizon Wireless to secure a cell tower site, has withdrawn its application to construct a controversial cell tower at Iowa City’s Oak Grove Park. SSC’s decision to withdraw was based on the city’s recommendation to deny […]

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City recommends to deny Verizon cell tower application in Oak Grove Park after community uproar

Iowa City’s City Manager Tom Markus sent a letter to Selective Service Consultants Monday recommending denial of a special exception lease permit for construction of a 100-foot cell tower in Iowa City’s Oak Grove Park at 700 Page Street. The proposed project came from Verizon through their agents at Selective Service Consultants, a Kansas company […]

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