Activities

City of Iola Recreation Department

Youth and Adult Recreation Sports and Activities Information


Open Walking / Weight Room: Year around. Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, when no other planned activities are being held. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Free to participate.

Senior-cise Class: Year around. Low-impact aerobics class. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, excluding holidays and special events, from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Ages 40 and older may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Free to participate.

Quilting Group: Year around. 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm. All ages and skill level may participate. Dr. John Silas Bass North Community Center, 505 N. Buckeye St. Free to participate, will need quilting supplies.

Open Gym: Year around. Monday and Wednesday evenings, excluding holidays and special events, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm (time may vary). Time for basketball or walking. All ages welcome, ages 14 & younger accompanied by an adult. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Free to participate.

Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers: Year around. 3rd Sunday of each month, from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to attend. Dr. John Silas Bass North Community Center, 505 N. Buckeye St. Free to participate.

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. Insanity: Cardio-based, total body conditioning. Country Heat: Country dance-inspired workout. Yoga: Build strength, increase flexibility and balance with focused breathing, holding yoga poses, & moving through flows. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Pickleball Club: Seasonal. Week nights (weather permitting), 6:00 pm at the Meadowbrook Tennis Courts, 1024 E. Meadowbrook Rd. Ages 15 and older may participate. For first time players equipment will be available. Free to participate.

Horseshoe Pitching League: Seasonal. Monday evenings, 7:00 pm, at the Riverside Park Horseshoe Pits. All ages and skill level are welcome to participate. Free to participate. Iola Horseshoe Tournament Dates: Jun. 17, Jul. 15, Aug. 5 and Oct. 7. Tournament fees apply.

Reduced Rate Tickets: Seasonal. Tickets are available for purchase at the Recreation Office for these locations: Silver Dollar City and White Water in Branson, MO or Schlitterbahn in Kansas City, KS. Child or Adult pricing based on location.

Matching Fundraiser Dodgeball Tournament: Winter Annual Event. Team registration begins in January; the tournament held in February. Youth in Kindergarten-8th grade may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Youth Soccer Program: Spring. Play outdoor soccer on age division teams. Games on week nights and occasional Saturdays. Enrollment begins in January; season concludes in April. Ages 5 years old (as of March 25, current year) through 8th grade may participate. Davis Athletic Fields, North of 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 4-13 & Girls ages 4-14 (by age cut-off dates). Riverside Park Ball Fields. Registration fee.

Swim Team: Summer. Competitive swimming. Week day morning practices; Wed. night meets. Enrollment begins in April; season concludes in July. Ages 5-18 (as of June 1, current year) may participate. Iola Municipal Pool, 419 Park Ave., Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Tennis Camp: Summer. Tennis instruction for girls going into 3rd-8th grades. Enrollment begins in April; Camp held in May. Iola High School Tennis Courts, East Monroe St. Registration fee to participate.

Women’s Slow-pitch Softball: Games on Sunday afternoons beginning in June. Team registration begins in May; season concludes in August. Ages 18 and older may participate. Riverside Park Ball Fields. Team registration fee to participate.

Bike Riding Group: Thursday evenings, beginning May 4, 6:30 pm, meet at Cofachique Park, 1016 N. State St. Organized leisure rides on the Southwind Rail Trail for all ages, 10 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own bike & helmets are recommended. Free to participate.

Iola Municipal Pool: Summer. Opens Memorial Day; concludes in August. Open daily, close early for home swim meets and on July 4th. May reserve for a pool party on a Friday or Saturday evening. Daily Door Admission per patron applies. Family and Individual Season Passes, or Discount Admission Tickets are available at the Recreation Office. The pool is located at 419 Park Ave., Riverside Park.

Swim Lessons: Summer. Learn to swim program. Public and Private Lessons available. Enrollment begins in June; conclude in July. Ages 4-12 (as of June 15, current year) may participate. Limited spots. Iola Municipal Pool, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Isometric Water Exercise Class: Summer. Low-impact water exercise. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings during the months of July and August. Ages 16 and older may participate. Iola Municipal Pool, Riverside Park. Pay pool entrance fee the day of class.

Youth Flag Football Program: Summer. Play flag football on age division teams. Games on Tuesday evenings. Enrollment begins in August; season concludes in October. Youth in grades 1st-5th may participate. Outfield of Ball Field #3, Riverside Park. Registration fee.

Women’s Volleyball: Fall. Games on Sunday afternoons. Team registration begins in August; season concludes in October. Ages 18 and older may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Halloween Dodgeball Tournament: Fall Annual Event. Team registration begins in September; the tournament held in October. Youth in Kindergarten-8th grade may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Girl’s Volleyball: Fall. Play volleyball on age division teams. Instruction and games on Sunday evenings. Enrollment begins in October; season concludes in December. Girls in 3rd-7th grade may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee to participate.

Youth Futsal Soccer Program: Fall. Play indoor soccer on age division teams. Games on Saturdays. Enrollment begins in October; season concludes in December. Youth in Kindergarten-6th grade may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee.

Youth Basketball Program: Winter. Play basketball on age division teams. Games on Saturdays. Enrollment begins in October; season concludes in February. Youth in Kindergarten-6th grade may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Registration fee.

Breakfast with Santa: Winter Annual Event. We welcome recreation families to come eat breakfast with us! Kids may visit with Santa and will receive a small gift. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Please bring canned good item for donation.

Men’s 5 on 5 Basketball: Winter. Games on Sunday afternoons. Team registration begins in December; season concludes in March. Ages 18 and older may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Team registration fee to participate.

Co-ed Volleyball: Winter. Games on Sunday evenings. Team registration begins in January; season concludes in March. Ages 18 and older may participate. Recreation Building, Riverside Park. Team registration fee to participate.