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.