Announcements & News

Community Center Update

The North Liberty Community Center experienced damage to rooftop utilities and HVAC units due to roof snow load and slide on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. While the building is safe, the repairs do impact the operation of some climate controls. Our indoor pool was closed today for temporary repairs, but will re-open on Feb 25. The facility is open for use by appointment, but patrons may notice cooler temperatures as some rooftop units are isolated for repairs. The North Liberty Library is not currently impacted and remains open by appointment.

Community Center COVID19 Mitigation Unchanged - Monday, February 8, 2021

As COVID-19 cases remain above their levels from last fall, North Liberty’s mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in place, its public health initiative has not changed, and a county-wide mask mandate remains in effect.

“The thoughtful efforts of community members and businesses have helped ease the holiday surge of hospitalizations and deaths. But even with this good news, it is premature to let up now,” said Mayor Terry Donahue.

Recently, a more contagious variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 was identified in Johnson County. Next week, public schools throughout the state will be required to offer full-time in-person instruction. And while vaccines are available to certain populations, Iowa’s per capita vaccination rate is near the bottom in the country.

“Mitigation is simple, and we know it works,” said Mayor Donahue. “Simple steps will continue to save lives, help our children return safely to school, and allow teachers, healthcare workers and others serving critical roles stay healthy.”

The public health initiative unanimously adopted by the North Liberty City Council in July remain in effect: Those within the corporate limits of the City of North Liberty should wear a mask when they are in public, indoors, on public transit and outside when unable to keep six feet of space. Additionally, businesses operating within the corporate limits of North Liberty should maintain must-wear policies which comport with the initiative to provide protection for their patrons and staff.

Limited access to city facilities, health screenings and mask requirements remain in place.

Federal, state and local public health experts all continue to recommend basic steps to protect public health: wear a mask over your mouth and nose, practice good hand washing, keep distance from those outside your household and avoid crowds.

Recreation Operations Update, February 2021

Weekend Hours Resume:

North Liberty Community Center re-opens for member use by reservation only beginning February 6, 2021. The Rec Center currently operates Monday through Friday, 6:15am until 9:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays. 8:15am until 5:15pm. Current members can reserve specific time slots of use. Areas of use include the Indoor Pool, Weight & Cardio Area, Track and Gymnasiums. A maximum number of users are allowed per area, per time slot.

Members need to reserve specific use times on-line at www.northliberty.recdesk.com; go to Programs (current & future), use Category Filter to select Lap Swim, Weight and Cardio Area, Track, Basketball, Pickleball or Volleyball Times, select Sub-category dropdown to select the desired date range (by week), click on the green Register Now button to right of select days and timeslots to reserve, and complete transaction to Process Now and to create invoice (no fees assessed). If you are experiencing issues, please feel free to contact the staff at 319-626-5716 for assistance.

Upon entry members need to scan their membership cards at the desk, answer health questions and get temperatures checked.

Upcoming Events:

Swim Lesson registration for residents begins 6:00am on February 1, 2021 and for non-residents registration begins 6:00am on February 3, 2021. Swim lessons are scheduled to begin March 1, 2021. 

Registration is open for programs offered in February & March. Registration windows are set one month prior to program start dates to adjust to potential changes/cancellations and ease of processing refunds. Classes set to begin in February include Tippi Toes Dance classes, Pee Wee Basketball, Lil Chefs, and multiple fitness classes. Programs and operations are subject to change at any time. In-person classes include Aqua Aerobics/Toning, Aqua Boot Camp, Barre, Body Blast, Body Sculpt, Cardio Pump, Easy Does It, and Water Resistance. Leagues taking place in the facility are Adult Basketball, Co-ed Volleyball, NLC Youth Basketball and Youth Competitive Basketball Leagues.

North Liberty Parent-Run Leagues:

Youth baseball and softball leagues are parent-run organizations utilizing city fields.

North Liberty Coralville Baseball & Softball (NLCBS)

This is a recreational league serving more than 2000 boys and girls ages 4 years old to 8th grade. NLCBS is not affiliated with the City of North Liberty, but uses city facilities, offering an excellent program. 

Register online at www.nlcbs.org beginning Monday January 4th; closing in mid-March. No paper registration available. Registration fees vary based upon age/ division. All skill levels are welcome and scholarships are available.  Computers with Internet access are available, please contact the North Liberty Library. New for the 2021 season; two seasons of tee ball, 13/14 Baseball, Prep Baseball and Prep Softball! We will be partnering with both Iowa City Girls Softball and Iowa City Boys Baseball to offer the best program possible. NLCBS will continue to offer tee ball, coach-pitch and developmental leagues for anyone wanting to try the game or further develop their skills. Games/ practices primarily take place at Penn Meadows but also on fields throughout the area. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Email NLCBS at operations@nlcbs.org with questions, if you need assistance with registration or check the FAQ page on the NLCBS website. Practices start the beginning of April with games starting in May.

Recdesk: Registration & On-line Accounts:

We have switched to a majority of online operations. Rec staff are available to help you through this process. If you do not have internet, you can set up appointment times to use computers at the Library: 319-626-5701 or we have one computer in the mail lobby set up for use. Please make sure you have an online account at www.northliberty.recdesk.com. A video walking you through steps of registering online account, visit www.northlibertyiowa.org/recreation. Within the Recdesk Community site. Use buttons shown or tabs across top such as Create Account, Sign In, Home, Alerts/News, Programs, Memberships, Facilities, Leagues and Aquatics, to navigate our on-line system from a smart phone or computer.

On-line registration only, no drop-ins. Please review program notes and expectations at time of registration as classes may be altered with fewer participants, safety protocols or other COVID19 measures. Please select the Programs button, to see programs currently taking registration or in session.

Membership Types:

The North Liberty Community Center offers a variety of annual and monthly membership packages. 

Black & Gold includes access to weight and cardio equipment, indoor pool and outdoor pool. 

Gold includes facility access and weight and cardio equipment use. 

Silver includes facility access and indoor and outdoor pool use. 

Facility includes access to open-gym activities such as basketball, pickleball and volleyball. 

Track includes access to our indoor track.

Residents are those who live within North Liberty’s corporate limits. County residents and others outside city limits with a 52317 are classified as non-residents. Please be prepared to show IDs.

Financial Aid is available for residents on a sliding scale for annual memberships and programs based on income verified by the HACAP.

Purchase a Membership:

Fees vary depending on type of pass chosen, and if you choose monthly versus annual memberships.

Please make sure you have an online account at northliberty.recdesk.com. Once you have an online account you can go to Memberships, choose Category (Black & Gold, Facility, Gold, Silver or Track), choose 1 month or Annual option, choose Description (Couple, Discounted, Family, or Individual), then click on green Enroll Now button and follow steps to make payment and complete transaction. Next time in the facility ask for your ID scan card.

Swim Lessons Update

North Liberty Community Center Swim Lessons Update

Registration for residents begins 6:00am on February 1, 2021 and for non-residents 6:00am on February 3, 2021. Swim lesson session begins March 1, 2021. is available first come, first served, on-line only .  We are planning the return of swim lessons with safety in mind. Instructors will teach from deck with some exceptions. Tadpoles, Levels 1-3 will require a parent in water with child and will be 25 minutes in length. Level 4-6 will not require parent participation and focus on skill correction and technique development, these will be 35 minutes in length. While in water, we will try our best to promote distances between participants. We ask that you arrive with swimsuit on under clothes as we have limited changing space available. For lessons that do not need parent in water with child, we are asking parents to wait for child in one’s own vehicle during class times. Limited space may be offered on balcony, if allowed chairs in the balcony will be spread 6 feet apart and limited.

On-line Accounts: Please make sure you have an online account at northliberty.recdesk.com. Once you have an online account, you can go to Programs (current & future) to register for programs. Under Category Filter select Swim Lessons and under the sub-category drop down select the desired level, session and time. Click on the green Register Now button and follow the steps to reserve that spot. Make sure to complete your transaction with payment and invoice. For a video walking you through the steps of registering your online account, visit northlibertyiowa.org/recreation. On-line registration only, no drop-ins. Please review program notes and expectations at time of registration as classes may be altered with fewer participants, safety protocols or other measures.

Group Swim Lessons are held on Monday & Wednesday evenings and limited classes on Saturday mornings. Tadpoles, Levels 1-3 will require a parent in water with child. Levels 4-6 will not require parent participation and focus on skill correction, technique development.

Private Swim Lessons are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays and limited openings on Saturday mornings. Tadpoles, Levels 1-3 will require a parent in water with child. Levels 4-6 will not require parent participation and focus on skill correction, technique development.

We ask that you arrive with limited personal items, five minutes prior to class times, and leave immediately after class. Please bring own water bottle as drinking fountains remain closed.

Questions may be directed to Rec Front Desk at 319-626-5716. Please be patient, as we are not taking any in-person inquiries. Please leave your name and number for us to call you back, thank you.