The Recreation Building is closed until further notice due to the flooding of the building on October 9th. 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

Exercise Classes with Sarah Noah: Seasonal. Classes are offered in six week sessions, at various times throughout the year. Ages 16 and older may participate. PiYo: Combination of Pilates and Yoga with athletic conditioning. Yoga: Build strength, increase flexibility and balance with focused breathing, holding yoga poses, & moving through flows. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Easter Candy Hunt: Spring Annual Event. We welcome recreation participants to come to an Easter Candy Hunt! Ages 12 & younger may participate. Prizes to be given away in each age group. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Bring a basket or bag for your goodies!

The Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run: Spring Annual Event. An age division competition to test baseball or softball skills. Winners in each division will advance to Team Championships. Boys and girls, ages 7-14 may participate. Ball Field #2, Riverside Park. Free to participate.

Youth Baseball and Softball Program: Summer. Play ball on age division teams. Games on week nights. Enrollment begins in March; season concludes in July. Boys ages 3-13 & Girls ages 3-15 (by age cut-off dates). Riverside Park Ball Fields. Registration fee.

Tennis Camp: May 20-23, time TBD. Tennis instruction for girls going into 3rd-8th grades. Iola High School Tennis Courts, East Monroe St. Registration deadline is May 17.

Swim Team: Competitive swimming. Week day morning practices. Home and away Wednesday night meets. Season concludes in late July. Ages 5-18 may participate. Registration deadline is May 22.

Iola Municipal Pool: Opens Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 1:00 pm. Family or Individual Season Passes available through June 14. Discount Admission Tickets available now through August 2.

Daily Door Admission:  Ages 5 & Under Free (accompanied by an adult); Open Swim Ages 6-64 $2.00; Night Swim Ages 6-64 $1.00; Ages 65 & Older Free.

Pool Hours:  Adult Swim: Mon.-Fri. 12:00 pm-1:00 pm; Mon.-Thur. 5:30-6:30 pm Open Swim: Sun. 1:00-6:00 pm; Mon.-Thu. 1:00-5:30 pm; Fri.-Sat. 1:00-7:00 pm Night Swim – Mon.-Thu. 6:30-8:00 pm

*Close at 4:00 pm on June 19, July 10 & July 17 for home swim meets; close at 6:00 pm on July 4; closed all day on July 13 for the F.C.D. Concert.  *Pool Closing Policy: Will not open due to inclement weather or if the outside temperature is below 70 degrees.  *Call the Recreation Office after May 8 to reserve the pool for a private party. Friday or Saturday, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, $200.

The Iola Pool is located at 419 Park Ave., Riverside Park. Pool Phone: 620-365-4933.

Swim Lessons: Register in person at the Riverside Park Community Building beginning on June 6 at 8:00 am, after June 6 please register at the Utilities Office. Ages 4-12 may participate. Public and Private Lessons will be offered June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12 or July 15-19 at specific times. Limited space available.

Women’s Slow-pitch Softball: Games on Sunday afternoons beginning in late June. Season concludes in August. Ages 18 and older may participate. Team registration deadline is June 14.

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: May 13, June 10 & 24, July 8, August 12 & 26. Will not meet on May 27 or 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: May 19, June 16, July 21 & August 18.

Horseshoe Pitching Tournaments: Riverside Park Horseshoe Pits. Neil Hartwig Open on Saturday, June 15; 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 or Schlitterbahn in Kansas City, KS. 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.

Activities and Online Registration

Visit the Iola Recreation Department's Website for a complete listing of 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.