Online registration opens for Cedar Rapids summer programs

Parks & Recreation Department offers slew of activities

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Online registration for summer programs offered by the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department begins at 5 p.m. today at

A wide variety of programs are offered this year and run from April 1 through Aug. 31.

The summer program catalog is available online and starts on page 25 of “Our CR” magazine, which is to be mailed to residents beginning March 7.

For those who do not receive the mailing, the Parks & Recreation Department’s “Play!” guide is available online at and copies of “Our CR” will be available at local libraries and grocery stores after March 13.

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation offers programs for all ages and abilities.

Some new programs this year are “Tiny Tot Nature Walks and Science,” “Animals on the Farm,” “Silly Science,” “What’s Your Habitat?,” “Dangerous Day Camp and Zombie Survival Junior Adventures,” “A Night on the Town,” “Do You Wanna Dance?,” “Silver & Gold Club,” “Walking Club,” “Baseball Camp for Beginners” and events at Old MacDonald’s Farm.

Other programs include “For Kids Only! Day Camp,” an adult co-ed mud volleyball tournament, summer camps at Ushers Ferry Historic Village, swim lessons, preschool classes, baseball and softball, basketball, blastball and T-ball, bowling, football, golf, kickball, soccer, adult softball, tennis, track, volleyball, art, guitar and adult belly dance.

The “Play!” guide also contains pool schedules and park information.

Registration can also be done at Northwest Recreation Center, 1340 11th St. NW; City Services Center, 500 15th Ave. SW; by calling (319) 286-5566; or by mailing in the forms available in “Play!” and online.

Northwest Recreation Center hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. City Services Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

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