Get Hooked on Fishing for Free June 3 at Liberty Centre

Each year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources hosts free fishing days, and the city’s Parks and Recreation departments are partnering Take a Kid Outdoors and other area organizations to provide a free morning of fishing on Saturday, June 3. Here’s all you need to know:

The five Ws

  • Who: You! Free and no reservation needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • What: A morning of free fishing and aquatic education.
  • Where: Liberty Centre Pond, 820 W Cherry St, North Liberty.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Why: Try to catch anything from a bluegill to a catfish right here in town.

What to bring

  • Your fishing pole, or an ID to check one out.
  • A trout stamp, if you’re fishing for trout. Although a fishing license isn’t required during free fishing days, a trout stamp is if you’re angling for trout.
  • Lawn chairs and blankets to relax on.
  • Your dog, if you’d like. They are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
  • Sunscreen, even if it’s a cloudy day.
  • A drink and snack if you’d like one, though a free, light breakfast will be served.

Who will be there

  • City of North Liberty with fishing supplies for checkout
  • TAKO with educational materials and a free, light breakfast
  • Iowa Learning Farm Conservation Station with its Conservation Station
  • Representatives of Impact 7G to lend a helping hand
  • Thanks to our friends at North Liberty Self Storage, the first 50 households in attendance will be given a free new fishing pole to take home.

How to get there and where to park

  • Liberty Center Pond is located between Penn and Cherry streets at 820 W Cherry St.
  • Parking is available along residential side streets or at the Community Center at 520 W. Cherry St.
  • Skip the car and walk, bike or roller blade to the event!

You also might be wondering

  • Public restrooms are available at the Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
  • The use of tobacco, nicotine, vape and other electronic smoking devices are prohibited in North Liberty parks, trails and public recreation areas.
  • This event is outside.

Who to thank

This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by Centro, Inc, The Family Dental Center, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Shive-Hattery, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.

Stay in the loop

  • This event is weather dependent. Any cancellations or delays will be posted in the Facebook event.
  • Share your photos with us by tagging the City of North Liberty on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Stay connected with the city by subscribing to the North Liberty Bulletin or signing up for news alerts.


We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities. For accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.

More City Slate fun

This event is part of the City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events, with more than 40 events planned. Explore the schedule at

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