Cedar Rapids is Turning On Fire Hydrants for Kids to Play
Cedar Rapids city pools may be closed in 2020, but there is another way your kids will be able to cool off this summer!
According to a new report from KWWL:
"The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will turn water on at Rollin' Recmobile stops at Cherry Hill, Delaney and Bever Parks. This will be for a one to two hour period when the temperature is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit and there is no severe weather threat."
The Rollin' Recmobile is a new way that the Cedar Rapids Parks & Rec department is bringing recreational activities to kids this summer, since the coronavirus caused almost every big event in the city to be canceled. The Cedar Rapids' website says:
"The van, loaded to the top with recreation equipment and games, brings staff to lead activities at fourteen different parks, six days of each week. The van also has a WIFI hot spot that you can use during park visits."
You can check out the weekly schedule of events HERE.
The fire hydrant water play will only occur at Cherry Hill, Delaney, and Bever Park because those three locations do not have splash pads. The staff will be present at each stop to make sure that social distancing guidelines are being followed. Here's what the schedule will look like the rest of the summer:
- Cherry Hill Park
- Tuesdays through August 11th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Delaney Park
- July 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesdays through August 12th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Bever Park
- Fridays through August 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
For more information on all Cedar Rapids Rollin' Recmobile programs, click HERE.