Activities

City of Iola, KS Recreation Department 

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All City Offices will be closed on Tue., December 24 and Wed., December 25 in observance of Christmas Day; and Tues., December 31 and Wed., January 1 in observance of New Year's Day. This includes the Recreation Office and Building.

Open Walking: Monday-Friday, excluding holidays and special events, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Enjoy climate controlled walking at your own pace. Recreation Building in Riverside Park.

Senior-cise Exercise Class: Monday-Friday mornings, excluding holidays and special events, from 9:00-10:00 am. Low-impact aerobics class. Ages 40 and older may participate. Little Theater Room, Recreation Building in Riverside Park. Free to participate. Will not meet Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

Open Gym: Monday and Wednesday evenings, excluding holidays and special events, at the Recreation Building Gym in Riverside Park. 6:45-7:45 pm for 17 years old and younger accompanied by an adult; and 7:45-9:30 pm for 18 years old and older. This is a time for basketball and walking. Please enter the northwest door of the gym. Will not meet Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

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: December 15 & January 19.

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: January 13 & 27.. Will not meet on Dec. 23.

Gift Certificates: Available at the Recreation Office. Keep us in mind with the upcoming holiday season, a gift certificate makes a wonderful gift for that loved one who stays active year around.

Pickleball Club: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, 5:30 PM, and Sundays at 4:00 PM, at the LaHarpe City Building (Old School). Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 5:45 PM, at Jefferson Elementary School, Iola. Ages 15 and older may participate. For first time players equipment will be available. Free.

Men's 5 on 5 Basketball League: Sunday afternoons, beginning January 5 at the Recreation Building. Register a team at the Recreation Office by December 27. Ages 18 years and older.

Laser Tag: January 3-4 at the Recreation Building, must pre-register in person at the Recreation Office by December 30. Select game time and pay when you register, first come, first served. 6 years of age and older may participate. Play together as friends or family of all ages. A combination of 10 players will play at one time.

Youth Basketball League: Saturday mornings, beginning January 4. Register online or at the Recreation Office by January 3. Boys and girls in grades Kindergarten - 6th may participate.

Artistic Gymnastics: Friday evenings or Saturdays at specific times, beginning January 10. Register at the Recreation Office by January 3. Walking toddlers - 12 years old may participate. Limited space available, register early!

Exercise Classes: Classes are offered at various times throughout the year. Ages 18 and older may participate. Yoga: Build strength, increase flexibility & balance with focused breathing, holding yoga poses, & moving through flows. Next Session begins January 6. SH1FT - HIIT workouts focus on three core areas of fitness: cardio, strength and mobility. Next Session begins January 6. Transform LIVE: Workout utilizing a step with a combination of cardio & body-weight strength-training moves. The class is music-driven and the moves are pre-designed to follow the beat. Recreation Building, 500 Park Ave., Riverside Park. Next Morning Session begins January 7. Next Evening Session begins January 6.

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.