Announcements & News

May & June Operations

Hello Rec Center Users!

We hope this email finds you well. Recreation & Aquatic Staff continue to navigate safety operations as we progress slowly towards a more normal operation. Below are changes beginning in May and June.

For the month of May, we will continue to operate with capacity limits and limit facility use to members, who should reserve time to use the facility. Our current mitigation includes a health screening of users.

Beginning May 1st, locker rooms will re-open. Locker availability will be limited. Showers will remain closed until June 1st. Locker rooms and family changing rooms will be disinfected once per day at closing.

Masks remain required to be worn by all indoor users.

Beginning June 1, 2021, we will begin transition away from reservations to member use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Member use capacity limits will be set with gradual increases when appropriate and patrons may encounter share use areas, such as lap lanes. Members will need to scan their membership ID cards daily upon entry. Each pool will have specific uses so please reference the indoor pool schedule at https://northliberty.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=22750 or grab copies at the front desk.
Beginning in June, we will monitor membership use and, if capacity allows, we will consider resident only daily drop-in use. If capacity numbers are still not reached we will consider including non-residents. If daily drop-in use is allowed, individuals will be asked to provide proof of residency at time of entry.  

Pools will be open this summer and, at first, capacity limited and reserved for members; read more about our pool plans here.

The Recreation Department offers financial assistance to North Liberty residents for memberships or programs based on need. Completed forms are sent to Hawkeye Area Community Action (HACAP) for certification. Once certified, a chart similar to the ICCSD reduced/free lunch program is use dot determine free, or percent of fee to be paid.

We continue to provide additional in-person classes and activities this summer. To see more Download the guide or browse online at northliberty.recdesk.com.

We are appreciative of your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. We hope as summer progresses, we will continue to slowly return to normal operations.

Summer 2021 Recreation Program Guide - Monday, April 19, 2021 - Monday, April 19, 2021

Highlights of this summer include:

Aquatics classes and swimming lessons for all ages and abilities

BIC Leisure Rides which start and end in North Liberty on the last Thursday of each month starting in April

Free Fishing Weekend, on June 5, at Liberty Centre Pond with Take a Kid Outdoors, the Iowa DNR, Scheels.

Outdoor preschool and youth sports, including Blastball, tennis and more

Aerobics and other fitness classes

Recsters summer camp and before- and after-school for the fall

Adult and youth leagues

Pools will be open this summer and, at first, capacity limited and reserved for members; read more about our pool plans here.

The Recreation Department offers financial assistance to North Liberty residents for memberships or programs based on need. Completed forms are sent to Hawkeye Area Community Action (HACAP) for certification. Once certified, a chart similar to the ICCSD reduced/free lunch program is use dot determine free, or percent of fee to be paid.

Download the guide or browse online at northliberty.recdesk.com.

Summer Pool Plans

Planning for Summer Pools in a Pandemic

North Liberty plans to open the outdoor pool and offer swimming lesson this summer. While details aren't yet final, we’re working hard to plan for a summer 2021 outdoor pool season, and we wanted to offer some insights into our planning, as well as our expected limitations, including the wider public health situation changes, staffing levels and learning about potential changes in demand and use patterns.

Outdoor Pool

We expect to open the outdoor pool at noon on Sat., June 12, 2021, for open swim. Since this is the first time we’ve run an outdoor pool in a pandemic, we will, at least to start, limit capacity to 125, and so prioritize patrons with memberships. We hope to add drop-in swimming times as the summer progresses and we learn what additional capacity we have. Memberships can be purchased in advance and are eligible for greatly reduced prices based on household income.

Access will be at the outside Concessions window and gate. Operational changes may occur at any time and will be communicated through Recdesk, city website and social media.

Indoor Pool

Our indoor pool remains open for member lap swim by reservation, scheduled aqua fitness classes and evening swim lessons. Access is from inside, where we ask members to scan their membership cards at the front desk or check in for specific programs, before proceeding down the ramp to indoor pool. Visit Recdesk to see continued addition of classes and programs.

Summer Swim Lessons

The outdoor pool will host morning swim lessons. The first session of summer lessons is planned for the week of June 14. Registration for North Liberty residents will open on Monday, May 17 and for all others beginning Wednesday, May 19. A second session of swim lessons is planned for June 28. Registration for North Liberty residents will open on Monday, June 7, and for others on Wednesday, June 9. 

Visit northliberty.recdesk.com to see all the recreation programs and classes offered and registration dates as we begin to add more programming.