The Recreation Building is closed until further notice due to the flooding of the building on October 9th. Additional flooding in May has pushed back the rebuilding project. We have been able to reschedule some of our activities at other facilities in the community, but not all. The Recreation Office is temporarily set up at the Utilities Office located at 2 W. Jackson St. with the office hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The office phone is still 365-4990.

City of Iola, KS Recreation Department 

Youth and Adult Recreation Sports and Activities Information

Iola Municipal Pool: at Riverside Park, 419 Park Ave. Pool Phone 620-365-4933. June 3rd-August 4th. Open Swim Hours: Sun. 1:00-6:00 pm; Mon.-Thurs. 1:00-5:30 pm; Fri.-Sat. 1:00-7:00 pm. Adult Swim Hours: Mon.-Fri. 12:00-1:00 pm; Mon.-Thu. 5:30-6:30 pm. Night Swim Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6:30-8:00 pm. Discount Admission Tickets are available at the City Utilities Office.

Exercise Classes with Sarah Noah: Seasonal. Classes are offered in five week sessions, at various times throughout the year. Ages 16 and older may participate. Yoga: Build strength, increase flexibility and balance with focused breathing, holding yoga poses, & moving through flows. Dr. John Silas Bass North Community Center, 505 N. Buckeye St. Registration fee to participate.

Swim Lessons: Register in person at the City Utilities Office through July 11. Ages 4-12 may participate. Public and Private Lessons will be offered June 24-28, July 8-12 or July 15-19 at specific times. Limited space available.

Little Swimmers Water Adventure: Register at the Recreation Office by July 3. Ages 18 months-4 years old may participate, parent participation. Sessions will be offered during the weeks of July 8-12 or July 15-19 from 5:30-6:10 pm at the Iola Municipal Pool.

Quilting Group: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 6:00-8:00 pm. All ages & skill level welcome. Dr. John Silas Bass Community Center, 505 N. Buckeye St. Free, need quilting supplies. Dates: June 24, July 8, August 12 & 26. Will not meet on July 22.

Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers: 3rd Sunday of each month, from 1:00–4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to attend. Dr. John Silas Bass Community Center, 505 N. Buckeye St. Free. Dates: July 21 & August 18.

Horseshoe Pitching Tournaments: Riverside Park Horseshoe Pits. Roy Carr Memorial on Saturday, August 3; and Farm City Days on Saturday, October 12. Tournament fees apply.

Reduced Rate Tickets: Available for purchase for these locations: Silver Dollar City and White Water in Branson, MO. Pricing based on location.

Pickleball Club: Week nights (weather permitting), 5:30 pm at the Meadowbrook Tennis Courts, N. Cottonwood St. Ages 15 and older may participate. For first time players equipment will be available. Free.

Isometric Water Exercise Class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 1-19 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, and July 22-Aug. 2 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Ages 16 and older may participate. Iola Municipal Pool. Pay pool entrance fee the day of class.

 Youth Flag Football Program: Play flag football on age division teams. Games on Saturdays. Registration forms available after July 25. Season concludes in October. Youth in grades 1st-5th may participate.

Online Registration

Visit the Iola Recreation Department's Website for current activities offered and online registration. Online registration available for select activities.

Cancellation Policy:
In the event of a cancellation due to weather conditions, Iola Recreation will post the cancellation on the City of Iola - Recreation Facebook page and call the KIKS 101.5 Iola Radio Station to air an announcement. 
Specific activities with individual coaches such as Spring Soccer, Summer Ball or Flag Football, Iola Recreation will also contact the head coach of each team, who in turn, should notify the players on their team.