Pools + Beaches | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Discover the ultimate summer oasis right here in Cedar Rapids! Dive into a world of aquatic bliss as we unveil the top pools and beaches awaiting your sun-soaked adventures. From serene lakeside retreats to vibrant community pools, Cedar Rapids offers an array of refreshing destinations to beat the summer heat. Join us as we explore these aquatic havens, perfect for creating unforgettable memories under the warm summer sun.

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Swimming Pools

Bender Pool
940 14th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids

An all-season indoor facility that welcomes guests throughout the year. It features amenities like a hydraulic chair and gently sloping steps alongside conventional pool ladders, a slide and a basketball hoop, enhancing the overall aquatic experience.

Bever Park Pool
2700 Bever Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids

A range of amenities such as a gradual entry, gently sloping stairs, a hydraulic chair lift, a thrilling water slide, six 25-yard lap lanes, a 1-meter diving board, interactive water play elements, a shaded concession area, umbrellas for shade, a family-friendly changing room, and a bathhouse complete with lockers.

Cherry Hill Aquatic Center
341 Stoney Point Road NW, Cedar Rapids

The premier aquatic facility in Cedar Rapids boasts an array of amenities, such as a zero-depth entry, gradual entry stairs, thrilling water slides, including speed and drop slides, ample lap lanes including eight 25-yard lanes and six 50-meter lanes, a 1-meter diving board, various water play attractions, a spacious sand play area, a shaded concession space, umbrellas for added shade, two dedicated family changing rooms, and a bathhouse equipped with lockers.

Ellis Pool
916 Ellis Boulevard NW, Cedar Rapids

Features a 2-foot shallow section, gradual entry ramp, dedicated toddler pool, hydraulic lift chair, thrilling water slide, six 25-yard lap lanes, 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards, vending machines, shaded umbrellas, and a bathhouse equipped with lockers.

Jones Pool
201 Wilson Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids

Features a gentle entry with no depth, gradually sloping stairs for entry, a thrilling water slide, four 25-yard lap lanes, engaging water play elements, convenient vending machines, shaded umbrellas, a family-friendly changing area, and a bathhouse equipped with lockers.

Marion Municipal Swimming Pool & Aquatic Center
1855 35th Street, Marion

Mount Vernon City Pool
2nd Avenue North, Mount Vernon

A beloved destination for the community, boasting a refreshing ambiance, with its cleanliness, inviting surroundings, slides, and fountains. With a generous complement of lifeguards, it ensures safety while offering enjoyment. Operating seven days a week, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’s a favorite spot for locals, weather permitting.

Noelridge Aquatic Center
4900 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids

A zero-depth entry, gradually sloping stairs, a hydraulic chair lift, water slide, speed slide, drop slide, eight 25-yard lap lanes, a 1-meter diving board, numerous water play features including a sizable one, a sand play area, a shaded concession area, shade umbrellas, two family changing rooms, and a bathhouse equipped with lockers.


Coralville Lake
2850 Prairie Du Chien Road Ne, Coralville Lake, Coralville

Primarily geared towards flood control and boosting low flow, while also offering secondary advantages such as recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest upkeep, and enhancing water quality. The lake boasts three campgrounds boasting a total of 500 campsites. An array of recreational pursuits awaits visitors, ranging from fishing and picnicking in designated areas with group shelters, to utilizing boat ramps, an accessible fishing pier, engaging in river and lake fishing, hunting, exploring mountain bike and hiking trails, taking a dip in the lake, enjoying sand volleyball, and partaking in various boating activities.

FW Kent Park
2048 Highway 6 NW, Oxford

Discover a scenic 1,062-acre park just 3 miles west of Tiffin on Highway 6. It stands out as one of Iowa’s top county parks, boasting a 27-acre lake teeming with catfish, bass, bluegill, and crappie, perfect for anglers seeking leisurely hours by the water. With prairies, forests, and wetlands to explore, camping facilities, and swimming options, F.W. Kent Park offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Lake Macbride
3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon

A favored lakeside spot, offering a ton of family-friendly outdoor pursuits. Numerous multi-use trails meander along the lake, showcasing the vibrant sights and sounds of Iowa’s indigenous birdlife. Indulge in the warmth of the sun by engaging in activities such as kayaking, paddling, or swimming in the lake.

Palo Beach
4530 McClintock Road, Palo

A top-tier outdoor haven, perfect for fishing and boating enthusiasts alike. With extensive trails spanning several miles, a sprawling lake, and convenient proximity to hunting grounds, it’s no wonder this destination remains a favorite among those seeking year-round recreational adventures.

Hannen Lake
1949 Benton Iowa Road, Blairstown

An enchanting escape awaits, perfect for indulging in a day of fishing, swimming, or as the ultimate spot for your upcoming camping adventure. With its array of amenities, including 71 campsites, a sandy beach, cozy cabin, and numerous picnic spots, Hannen Lake Park presents a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Take advantage of its open-air shelters, convenient shower facilities, boat ramp, kayak launch, serene beachfront, and recreational playgrounds for an unforgettable experience amidst nature.

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  1. We live in Center Point and love the splash pad at Fross Park because it is fenced in for our little one!

    • That is great to know! I have never actually been to the one at Fross Park but that is a huge bonus for those with younger kids… thank you!

    • Thank you Cecilia! I have not been to Green Square since it was remodeled, so I will have to check it out. We will get that one added!

    • Thank you, Angie! You’re right! We do have a few great water parks here in Iowa, including Lost Island, that make great day trips! I was thinking of including them as well… I may just do that!

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