Registration for April Programs, Outdoor Opportunities Opens in March
The Recreation Department continues to operate weekdays from 6:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. by appointment for members. Use will continue to require appointments and be subject to our COVID-19 protocols, including a health screening.
To reserve your time slot, members visit 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 are 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.
Swim Lesson & Program Registration
Swim lesson registration for North Liberty residents begins 6 a.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021, and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, for all others. Swim lessons are scheduled to begin April 19.
Registration is open for programs offered in March. Registration windows are set one month prior to program start dates to adjust to potential changes or cancellations.
Additionally, our partners at North Liberty Coralville Baseball & Softball, or NLCBS, have opened registration for recreational leagues scheduled to begin in April. The league, run by parents using City of North Liberty facilities, serves more than 2,000 kids. Register online at nlcbs.org by March 15.
Easter Egg Hunt
Again this year we will not have our mass in-person, annual Easter egg hunt. We will again offer our alternative idea to download an egg or draw your own, color or decorate it and make it visible to your neighborhood by sticking it in front window, on your front door or on your garage door. Display eggs by March 31 so families can walk around their neighborhoods between April 1 and 8, hunting for eggs. We’d love to share your egg decorating and egg hunt photos on social media.
Spring Shed & Scavenger Hunt
Take a Kid Outdoors will host a modified version of its hunt on Saturday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Creekside Commons Park, 99 Vandello Drive in North Liberty. The hunt invites kids of all ages to search for the shed antlers of bucks in the spring. TAKO will be co-hosting this free and open to the public event, but registration as well as masks and physical distancing, is required. Registration can be done through the North Liberty Recreation Center in person or online. Participation will be limited and no food will be provided due to COVID-19 precautions. Questions about the event can be directed to TAKO Executive Director Judy Joyce at (319)-330-3833 or by e-mail at [email protected].
Plots are available in North Liberty on a first-come-first-serve basis with registration will beginning in-person at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 9, for previous plot holders. New plot holders can register at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 16. The 10- by 30-foot plots, located east of Penn Meadows Park along Penn Street, are available May 1 to Nov. 30, 2021.
The North Liberty Recreation Department will open the outdoor pool and provide Recsters Summer Camp this summer. Unfortunately, we will not offer Knight Riders at this time. Details about protocols, limits and more is underway for more information available in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 Mitigation & Safety Protocols
Safety protocol remains in place for our patrons. This mitigation includes requiring face masks at all times, social distancing, limiting large gatherings and practicing proper hygiene, such as frequent hand washing. Please: stay home if you’re sick. Everyone will be health screened upon arrival with health questions and temperature checks. Participants must be on class roster to enter into a class and facility users must be registered for specific time slots for use of such areas as track, weight and exercise, lap swim and gymnasiums. There is no drop-in use. Restrooms remain open for use, but main locker rooms will have limited access, with showers closed at this time. Patrons who are not following protocols will not be permitted into the facility, class or program. Patrons are asked to arrive with limited personal items, five minutes prior to class times, and leave immediately after use, class or program. Please bring own water bottle as drinking fountains remain closed.
Recdesk, Registration & Online Accounts
We have switched to primarily online operations for registrations and reservations, and rec staff are available to help patrons through this process. If you do not have internet access, we have a terminal in our lobby for patron use, in addition to appointment times available by calling the North Liberty Library at (319) 626-5701. Please make sure you have an online account at northliberty.recdesk.com. A video walking you through steps of registering online account, visit northlibertyiowa.org/recreation. Currently we require online registrations and do not permit 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.
The North Liberty Community Center offers a variety of annual and monthly membership packages including
- 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.
Fees vary depending on type of pass chosen, and if you choose monthly versus annual memberships. 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.
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.