Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.


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ICPL to Close on Memorial Day

 

In observance of Memorial Day, the Iowa City Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. We honor and remember the courageous individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

While our physical doors will be closed, we want to remind library cardholders that our Digital Library remains open 24/7, ensuring that you can always connect with the books and resources you love. 

Our Digital Library provides resident cardholders who live in Iowa City, Hills, University Heights, Lone Tree, and rural Johnson County access to a multitude of resources including: 

  • Libby: Stream or download our vast collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. With hundreds of titles to choose from, there's something for everyone. 
  • Kanopy: Access an extensive catalog of more than 26,000 films and documentaries. You can stream these on your TV, mobile device, or computer. 
  • The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post: Stay informed with full digital access to these prestigious publications. 

For these and more, please visit our Digital Library at: icpl.org/digital

The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28. 

Additionally, the ICPL Bookmobile will be temporarily out of service for seasonal maintenance from May 28 through May 31. During this period, if you had holds that you were expecting to pick up on the Bookmobile, please note that those items will be made


The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information, engages them with the world of ideas and with each other, and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.

Memorial Day

 


Increased outflows at Coralville Reservoir may cause minor flooding at trails and parks

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- As the US Army Corps of Engineers temporarily increases the outflow at Coralville Lake, the public may notice a rise in the Iowa River water level. City officials are monitoring impacts on local trails and parks and will announce any closures as needed.

The increased outflow has temporarily closed the Iowa River Trail at the Highway 6 underpass, located just south of Riverfront Crossings Park.

The Iowa River Trail connects North Liberty to Iowa City. Within Iowa City, the trail connects the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area to Terrill Mill Park, and City Park to CRANDIC Park.

The Peninsula Disc Golf course is open for use, but is currently impacted by the increased outflows on two low-lying holes. Users are encouraged to skip holes with standing water. 

The increase in river levels should only impact low areas along the Iowa River, and should not have an impact on any roadways. 

Trail and park users should exercise extreme caution when using trails near bodies of water and be aware of the possibility of high water.


Trail closure map

 


Cedar River expected to crest

CEDAR RAPIDS -- With the Cedar River expected to crest on Saturday at 13.2 feet, the City of Cedar Rapids is actively taking steps to protect residents from flooding.

Public works will be transitioning to have staff on 24 hour coverage to operate pumps as rain begins Friday morning. The river will likely reach 12 feet by Friday; city staff are preparing for a potential 14’ crest.

Action stage for the Cedar River is 10 feet, and minor flood stage is 12 feet.

With protective measures in place, impacts are not anticipated to homes or businesses, but additional road closures may occur.

Portions of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Prairie Park Fishery Trail, and Sac and Fox Trail will be closed. Cheyenne Dog Park and portions of Seminole Valley Park will also be closed. Park facilities in flood prone areas will continue to be monitored for any additional closures.

Crews will continue to have staff on standby and monitor protection measures around the clock, and will remain in close contact with the National Weather Service for any changes to these crest predictions.

Road Closures
Residents are asked to heed all road barricades and to not drive through standing water.

Road Closures will include:
• Otis Rd
• A St SW
• 1st Street from O Avenue to Penn NW


Updated road closure information will be posted to the City’s website: www.cedar-rapids.org


Hiawatha - Storm Debris Pick-Up

HiawathaHIAWATHA, IA – On Tuesday May 28th, 2024, the City of Hiawatha will conduct brush pick up because of the wind storm on May 21st, 2024. Please have all tree debris curbside before 7am on May 28th, 2024. Debris does not have to be cut in four-foot lengths. Lay it loosely along the curb for easier pick-up. Please do not park cars in front of the tree debris.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (319) 393-6601 or [email protected].


Iowa City Parks and Recreation kicks off Party in the Park on Thursday, June 6

Party in the Park

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to celebrate summer during the first Party in the Park of the year! This event will take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at McPherson Park, 1858 7th Ave Ct. Gather with neighbors and friends to enjoy live music, fun activities, and enjoy the beauty of our parks! The annual Party in the Park series runs each Thursday evening from through August 15.

Party in the Park events are held at a different Iowa City park each week. In addition to a rotating musical act, Party in the Park features lawn games, STEAM and craft activities, and visits from the Iowa City Public Library’s Bookmobile, and other community partners. 

Live Performances

Each event will feature live musical performances from some of Iowa City's most talented local musicians. Below is the music schedule:

  • June 6: Bryce Janey and David Schroeder at McPherson Park
  • June 13: Brad & the Big Wave at Willow Creek Park
  • June 20: The Drive-ins at Frauenholtz-Miller Park
  • June 27: Golden Alexander at Fairmeadows Park
  • July 11: James Tutson at Upper City Park
  • July 18: Pigs & Clover at Mercer Park
  • July 25: Marc Janssen at Cardigan Park
  • Aug. 1: The Recliners at Benton Hill Park
  • Aug. 8: The Nic Arp Band at North Market Square Park
  • Aug. 15: Freegrass at Brookland Park

For a full list all Parks and Recreation events, be sure to visit the calendar on our website at ICGov.org/Recreation. Questions can be directed to Bill Lane at [email protected].


City Park Pool concept design chosen

A rendering of Option A with attached lap lanes for the City Park Pool Redesign.

City Park Pool concept design chosen

A rendering of Option A with unattached lap lanes for the City Park Pool Redesign.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the Iowa City City Council voted unanimously to move forward with “Option A” as the replacement for City Park Pool. The design provides a zero-depth leisure pool, a six 50-meter lap lane pool, a diving tank with low and high diving boards, and a new bath and filter house. 

The concept design will continue to be refined as construction documents are prepared for the project. Examples of items which may be adjusted going forward include:

  1. Detaching leisure and lap pools
  2. Enhancing 25-meter and/or 50-meter lap swimming options
  3. Replacing current channel with other recreational features for young swimmers
  4. Adjusting pool deck size and accommodations
  5. Bathhouse and Filter House modifications
  6. Placement of shade structures

Next steps

  • May - December 2024—Final Design and Bidding Phase completed.
  • April 2025 - Spring 2026—Construction Phase: City Park Pool is anticipated to remain open for the entire 2024 Summer season. Construction of the new pool will take place during the summer of 2025 with opening planned for the Summer of 2026.

Stay informed

Keep up to date with this project by visiting Jump In! City Park Pool Planning. You can also follow along for updates on our social media accounts at Facebook - Iowa City Parks and Recreation and Instagram - Iowa City Parks and Recreation.

Questions about the City Park Pool Project can be sent to CityParkPoolProject@Iowa-City.org


Iowa City parking rates to increase for first time in 11 years

The Iowa Avenue entrance of Tower Place Parking Ramp is shown.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the Iowa City Council approved an increase in parking rates in Iowa City, marking the first time rates have increased since 2013. The changes will take effect July 1, 2024.

First-hour free parking in ramps will remain and will be extended to both Chauncey Swan Ramp and Harrison Street Ramp, which previously did not offer this discount. The increase impacts street parking and parking ramp fees, as well as parking tickets. The rates for parking permits will not change. 

This increase comes as maintenance costs for parking facilities have seen a significant increase over 11 years. Current revenue from parking fees covers only 22% of the Parking Division’s budget.

To learn more, visit icgov.org/parkingfaqs.

Rate increases

Below is a list of the increases approved by council:

  • Ramp parking will be $2 an hour, up from $1
  • Metered street parking in the Central Business District will be $3 an hour, up from $1.50, and will be $1.50 up from $.75 or $1.00 in outlying areas

Parking fines have also increased and are listed below. The fine scale for new tickets related to expired meters or commercial loading zones resets each July 1st. 

  • Expired meter:
    • First offense: warning
    • Second: $10, up from $7
    • Third: $15, up from $12
    • Fourth: $20, up from $15
    • Fifth: $30, up from $20
    • Sixth or more: $40, up from $25
  • Parking in commercial loading zone
    • First offense: $25, stays the same
    • Each additional offense per year: $40.
  • Unauthorized parking in accessible parking spaces
    • $200, matching State law

More information about the changes can be found at icgov.org/parkingfaqs. If you have any questions, contact our Parking Office at 319-356-5151. 


New XL Sized Hot and Iced Drinks Gives Scooter’s Coffee Fans More of the Drinks They Love

Scooters Coffee LogoOMAHA, Neb. – For those days when the coffee cup runs empty too soon or when you need a little extra refreshment, Scooter’s Coffee® is introducing something big. The new extra-large (XL) size cup, also known as the Super Scooter™, is now available at Scooter’s Coffee locations nationwide.

All iced drinks and hot drinks on the Scooter’s Coffee menu can now be ordered in an XL size, including our signature Caramelicious®, limited time offerings like our S’mores Latte, our refreshing new line of Scooter’s Coffee Quenchers™ including Strawberry Lime and Pineapple MintSCOOOT! Energy™ Infusions and slow-steeped Cold Brew.

“Our customers asked, and we delivered. The new XL menu options give our customers the opportunity to put a little more amazing in their day,” Scooter’s Coffee CEO Joe Thornton said. “We’re thrilled to give our customers more of the drinks they love and even more of a reason to scoot on around.”

Each iced and hot drink on the Scooter’s Coffee menu has been crafted to deliver the same amazing flavors and world-class espresso, but in a larger size. The new XL options hold approximately 32 fluid ounces for iced drinks and 24 fluid ounces for hot drinks. Elevate your drink by adding creamy cold foam, additional flavorings or an additional shot of espresso. Additions and substitutions extra.

Try our new XL size options by ordering through the Scooter’s Coffee mobile app or by visiting your nearest Scooter’s Coffee location.

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee uses only the finest coffee beans in the world, which are roasted by its affiliated company, Harvest Roasting, in Omaha, Nebraska. In over 25 years of business, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees, is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.

Scooter’s Coffee‘s network is approaching 800 stores in 30 states and is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation. Scooter’s Coffee ranked #13 on Yelp’s 2023 list of 50 Most Loved Brands in the U.S. and ranked #2 on Franchise Times Fast & Serious 40 Smartest-Growing Franchises in 2024. 

For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com or call 877-494-7004. To connect with Scooter’s Coffee, visit FacebookInstagramTikTok or X (formerly Twitter) and share your favorite moments by tagging @scooterscoffee using the hashtag #ScootOnAround.