Recreation Coordinator
Mailing Address:
2 W. Jackson Ave
P.O. Box 308
Iola, KS 66749

500 Park Ave
Iola, KS 66749


For up to date information on upcoming events, explore the following media venues:

Tune in to the City of Iola television channel (local cable channel 6).

Tune in to KIKS Radio 101.5 FM and KIOL Radio 1370 AM, the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:55 am, to hear weekly reports on Iola Recreation activities.

Pick up the Iola Register every Saturday and read the Recreation Calendar of Events.

Find us on Facebook. Search for Iola Recreation.

Photo of one of Riverside Park's six baseball diamonds

Iola's Riverside Park has six ball fields from T-ball to full size baseball diamonds.

Activities and Online Registration

Visit the Iola Recreation Department's website for a complete listing of activities offered, and online registration. Please click the link above to register for activities and leagues.

Weather Policy

Image of the Iola Municipal Pool Slide

Come experience the waterslide at the new zero entry Iola Municipal Pool above, or try your skills at the recently installed skate park featured below, in beautiful Riverside Park.

Image of the Riverside Park Skate Park


Recreation Department

Iola Municipal PoolThe Iola Recreation Department headed by a Recreation Director, employs an Assistant Recreation Director, assisted by a Recreation Administrative Assistant, and 50 seasonal employees. The Recreation Department is responsible for organizing all recreation activities, including the Municipal Pool, and Concession Stands operations and staffing, and Ball Field Maintenance.

The Iola Recreation Department offers a variety of activities for all ages. Programs, activities or classes are offered at various times throughout the year. Some activities include, but are not limited to: Senior-Cise Exercise Class, Quilting Group, Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers Group, Pickleball Club, Horseshoe Pitching League, Bike Riding Group, Youth Tumbling Classes, PiYo Exercise Classes, Insanity Exercise Classes, Youth Spring Soccer Program, Dodgeball Tournament, Youth Baseball and Softball Program, Swim Team, Tennis Camp, Youth Cheer Camp, Women’s Slowpitch Softball, Swim Lessons, Isometric Water Exercise Class, Youth Flag Football Program, Fall Soccer Academy, Women’s Volleyball, NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, Girl’s Volleyball, Youth Futsal Indoor Soccer Program, Youth Basketball Program, Breakfast with Santa, Co-ed Volleyball, Men’s Basketball. 

Reduced Rate Theme Park Tickets

Tickets are available at the Recreation Office, during the operating season of the specific location, for the following attractions:

Oceans of Fun tickets are available end of May through Labor Day.

Worlds of Fun tickets are available the middle of April through the middle of October.

Silver Dollar City tickets are available the middle of March through the middle of December.

Schlitterbahn tickets are available the end of May through Labor Day.