Iowa City, Iowa – The last days of the season for splash pads and the outdoor City Park Pool have been announced by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.
Splash pads in the city are usually available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, will be the last day of operation for the splash pads this year.
This Labor Day, patrons can also take one more swim at City Park Pool from 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. On icgov.org/Pools, you can find the monthly schedules leading up to the seasonal closure.
On Sunday, Sept. 12, the annual Dog Paddle will be the last public event of the season at City Park Pool. Those who register their furry friends online before September 6 will pay $10. Online registration is available at icgov.org/ActivityRegistration. Entry is $15 at the door for those who prefer to wait. There are two time slots available: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.
The Mercer Park Aquatic Center pool and the pool at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, which is expected to reopen in late August, are both indoor aquatic facilities.