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FAQs - Recreation Master PlanIowa City Gather Here Recreation Master Plan FAQs 1. What recreation facilities are included in the Recreation Master planning process? a. City Park Pool 200 Park Road Opened in June 1949 Amenities include: Outdoor seasonal swimming pool featuring diving boards, wading pool, 50- and 25-meter lap swim area b. Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym 2701 Bradford Drive Mercer Aquatic Center opened in 1988 Scanlon Gymnasium opened in 1999 Amenities include: Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms, Game Room, and Indoor Pool c. Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center 220 South Gilbert Street Opened in 1964 Amenities include: Fitness Room, Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms, and Indoor Pool *Please note, the master plan only includes the facilities operated by the City of Iowa City not City of Coralville, City of North Liberty, the University of Iowa, etc. 2. What events are included in this planning process? We are collecting public input on events produced by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. Please note, this does not include events produced by Iowa City Downtown District, Think Iowa City, City of Coralville, City of North Liberty, the University of Iowa, Summer of the Arts, etc. Our Rec N' Roll trailer is coming to a park near you on Sundays this fall from 3 - 5 p.m. The events will be in a variety of our parks around the city. Everyone is welcome! During these events, we will be seeking public input for our Recreation Master Plan. These events are FREE and are for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Rec N' Roll dates and locations • September 12 - Upper City Park • September 19 - Willow Creek Park • September 26 - Mercer Park • October 3 - Fairmeadows Park • October 10 - Hunters Run Park • October 17 - Wetherby Park • October 24 - Scott Park • October 31 - Happy Hollow Park 3. Which athletic fields are included? a. City Park Ball Fields b. Kickers Soccer Park c. Mercer Park Ball Fields d. Napoleon Park Softball Complex 4. What is included in the Iowa City Gather Here Recreation Master Plan process? To learn more about the master planning process read the project phases. 5. Are the surveys available in other languages? Yes, users with preferred languages other than English can tap the Google Translate icon in the upper right-hand corner of the website and select a language. The page and its contents will be translated for them. 6. Why aren’t playgrounds, parks and trails included? The parks, trails and natural areas are included in the Gather Here Park System Master Plan. You can view other Iowa City Parks and Recreation Master Plans online. 7. Are Iowa City Senior Center programs included in this master plan? No, the Iowa City Senior Center is a separate entity that has its own advisory board. The facility and its programs are not included in the Iowa City Gather Here Master Plan. 8. I don’t use ICPR programs or facilities, should I still complete survey? Yes, we want to hear form non-users too. Please fill out the “Non-User & Barriers Survey” to provide us your feedback, thoughts and ideas. 9. How come you didn’t ask me about my favorite activity Iowa City Recreation currently offers? We would love to hear all about what programs you currently can’t get enough of. Please share your feedback about those programs and other new programs you would like to see offered by filling out a survey. 10. How do I make a concern known about a park or trail, if not through this forum ? Questions, comments and concerns about parks, trails and natural spaces can be directed to the Iowa City Park and Recreation Department by calling 319-356-5100 or emailing parksandrecreation@iowa-city.org. 11. How do I learn more about Iowa City Recreation programs? Visit our website icgov.org/Recreation and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 12. Are you hiring? Yes, we often have job openings for part-time hourly recreation staff and lifeguards. Visit icgov.org/Jobs for more information and to apply. 13. Does ICPR have low income or scholarship programs? Yes, we offer a swim scholarship and general household program discount. For more information contact Brad Barker at Brad-Barker@iowa-city.org. 14. I haven’t been to either Rec Center in a long time. Can I stop by and take a look? Yes! Entry to our Recreation Centers is free for everyone.