• (last updated 5/31/22)

    FREE SUMMER SNACK FOR KIDS

    The Iowa City Community School District will make a morning snack available for all children without charge. Snacks will be provided, on a first-come, first-serve basis, at the site and times as follows:

    WHAT: Morning Snack
    WHERE: Wetherby Park (2400 Taylor Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240)
    WHEN: June 13th - July 1st AND July 11th - August 5th
    TIME: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Monday through Friday



    IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGAM

    June 1 - August 14, 2022

    Stay busy this summer reading and attending events! Available to readers of all ages and abilities, babies through adults. Participants will receive a gamecard to track their summer reading goals. Sign up starting June 1: https://www.icpl.org/events/series/summer-reading-program

    IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY INFO. FOR KIDS: https://www.icpl.org/services/kids

    IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE: The Bookmobile is a mobile library service from the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL). In addition to a collection of new and popular books and DVDs on the Bookmobile, you can check out anything from ICPL’s collection by placing a hold and requesting pickup at the Bookmobile: https://www.icpl.org/services/bookmobile

    *The Bookmobile will be at Willow Creek Park (1117 Teg Dr., Iowa City, IA) on Mondays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. from June 6 - August 15. They will also have Stories in the Park during that time.



    IOWA CITY SUMMER OF THE ARTS (https://summerofthearts.org/)

    Bringing people together in the heart of Iowa City to experience, learn about and enjoy free arts and cultural programs.



    4TH FEST IN CORALVILLE (JULY 3 & 4, 2022)

    Coralville's annual 4th of July celebration, 4thFest, is a community tradition that attracts thousands of visitors and residents. The multi-day, outdoor festival includes a 5K run / walk entertainment, food, a free concert on July 3, the area's largest Independence Day parade, free family-friendly activities in the park, and fireworks in S.T. Morrison Park on July 4.: https://www.coralville.org/310/4thFest

    The 4thFest events schedule will be updated as information is announced.

    Cost: Most events are free.

    Where: S.T. Morrison Park, 1513 7th St., Coralville, IA 52241.  Get Directions



    SPLASH PADS (FREE)

    Fairmeadows Park (2451 Miami Dr., Iowa City, IA) 

    Wetherby Park (2400 Taylor Dr., Iowa City, IA)

    Tower Court Park (1124 Tower Ct., Iowa City, IA)

    Penn Meadows Park North (North Liberty, IA)

    Tiffin City Park (809 E. Marengo Road, Tiffin, IA)



    WEST HIGH SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS: (https://www.icwestsportscamps.com/)



    IOWA CITY PARKS AND RECREATION - Summer 2022 Recreation Registration (https://www.icgov.org/youthsportinfo)

    Iowa City Parks and Recreation Summer Registration starts Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 7 am for Iowa City residents and Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 7 a.m. for non-residents. In person registration is available at the Robert A Lee Community Center and Mercer Park Aquatic Center. Register online here

    • Arts and Crafts
    • Camps
    • Garden
    • Playgrounds  *The Playground program is offered at Willow Creek park on weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. from June 13 - August 5 for 6 -12 year olds. It is free for Iowa City residents. Click on the "Playgrounds" link above to enroll. 


    CORALVILLE PARKS & RECREATION YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS (https://www.coralville.org/418/Summer-Day-Camps)

    Coralville Parks and Recreation offers several summer day camps for youth: 
    All Day Camps

    • SPARK: For youth who have completed kindergarten through entering sixth grade; Monday-Friday, all day.
    • Trail Trekkers: For youth entering sixth through ninth grades; Monday-Thursday, all day. 

    Partial Day Camps

    • CCPA Theater Camps: Age range varies by week; Monday-Friday, part day.
    • Specialty Camps: Age range varies by week; Monday-Friday, part day.