Category: Recreation

Make It Mondays: Paper Plate Wreath

The North Liberty Recreation Department’s Make It Monday craft for Dec. 14 is a paper plate wreath. Included in this week’s kit are all the materials you need to make the craft (you should provide glue and scissors), coloring sheets, movie trivia and activity ideas. Each week, Make It Monday offers a free to-go activity…

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What to Do This Winter Solstice

While we Iowans are pretty good at Netflix-and-chili hibernation, other options will be more limited and stay-at-home offerings remain an important mitigation tool until vaccines have been widely deployed. In the coming months, with the COVID-19 pandemic nipping at our mask-covered noses, we’ll offering some safe, fun things to do between now and warmer weather,…

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Let Your Light Shine

The lighting of the Christmas tree is a tradition that has been around for hundreds of years. The tradition has its roots in 16th century Germany when people began lighting evergreen trees with candles to symbolize the bringing of the light of the sun as days grew shorter during the winter solstice. The evergreen, retaining…

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Best-Dressed Cookie Contest

Who doesn’t love to bake cookies with their loved ones during the holiday season? We want to see your best-dressed cookies, and we’ll give prizes to the best ones. First place gets a $50 gift certificate for Recreation Department programs or memberships; second gets a $40 gift certificate, and third gets a $30 gift certificate.…

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Make It Mondays: Coffee Filter Snowflake

The North Liberty Recreation Department’s Make It Monday craft for Dec. 7 is a coffee filter snowflake. Included in this week’s kit are all the materials you need to make the craft (you should provide glue and scissors), coloring sheets, movie trivia and activity ideas. Each week, Make It Monday offers a free to-go activity…

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Trails-to-Table Challenge Helps Food Pantries, Highlights Trails and Promotes Mental and Physical Health

We’re gearing up to support local food pantries; encourage safe outdoor activities promoting physical, mental and emotional health; and highlight the extensive public trail network throughout the metro area. For nearly a decade, the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County has sponsored the Linda Severson Charity Challenge in honor of Linda Severson who served as the…

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Indoor Pool Closed for Heater Repairs

The indoor pool has closed for repairs. Last week, the heater that usually keeps our indoor pool water heated to a comfortable 84 degrees went down, and the water’s temperature slowly started to drop. While our staff kept the pool open through Wednesday, over the Thanksgiving break, the water temperature hit a chilly 76 degrees…

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Make It Mondays: Reindeer Ornaments

The North Liberty Recreation Department’s Make It Monday craft for Nov. 30 is a reindeer ornament for your tree. Included in this week’s kit are all the materials you need to make the craft (you should provide glue and scissors), coloring sheets, movie trivia and activity ideas. Each week, Make It Monday offers a free…

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