Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy by the river at City Park, hike through the gorgeous Hickory Hill Park, rent paddleboards at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area or venture through the Iowa River Landing Wetlands Park. Coralville Lake, Lake Macbride State Park and F.W. Kent Park are easily accessible county and state parks that offer camping, rentals, and outdoor recreation of all kinds. Wherever you roam, acres and acres of fresh Iowa air await you.
Does your four-legged friend need to a place to play? Iowa City also has two maintained off-leash dog parks with just what you might be looking for. For a list of all city parks, visit each community's website included below, as well as the county's public use areas.