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All City of Iola Offices will be closed on Friday, December 24 in observance of the Christmas Holiday; and Friday, December 31 and Monday, January 3 in observance of the New Year Holiday.

Breakfast with Santa: We would like to invite the area youth and their families to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 4, from 8:00-10:30 am, at the Recreation Building! Come eat breakfast with us (free pancakes & sausage or muffin)! Kids may visit with Santa and will receive a small gift. We ask families to please bring a canned food item per person to donate and help us support the Iola Community Food Pantry. 

Youth Basketball League: Register online or at the Recreation Office by December 19 for early bird fees; Dec. 20-Jan. 4 late fees apply. Boys and girls in grades Kindergarten - 6th may participate. Saturday mornings beginning January 8.

Open Walking: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, this time of year there are many indoor activities going on and the hours of availability vary each day, at the Recreation Building. For safety reasons, when there are events going on in the gym, walkers are encouraged to walk in the Little Theater. Enjoy climate-controlled walking at your own pace. Closed holidays and special events

Senior-cise Exercise Class: Monday-Friday mornings, excluding holidays and special events, 9:00-10:00 am. Low-impact aerobics class incorporating yoga, cardio, balance and strength training. Ages 40 and older may participate. Recreation Building. Free to participate. 

Open Gym: Monday and Wednesday Evenings at the Recreation Building. 6:45 pm-7:45 pm for 17 years old and younger accompanied by an adult; and 7:45 pm-9:30 pm for 18 years old and older. This is a time for basketball or walking. Please enter the northwest door of the gym.

Reduced Rate Tickets: Contact the Recreation Office for information on how to receive a discount on tickets to Silver Dollar City Attractions!

Gift Certificates: Available at the Recreation Office. Special occasion gift for that loved one who stays active year around.

Exercise Classes: Classes are year around with ongoing sessions, please join anytime. Ages 18 and older may participate. Recreation Building, 500 Park Ave., Riverside Park. Stretch and Strength: Low impact group fitness class, using a combination of traditional yoga poses, mobility exercises, core training and breath work. Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm or Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:00-9:00 am. Tabata Workout: Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training workout set to 80's music. It's a mix of HIIT training focusing on strength, cardio and core. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-6:35 am. RUMBLE Fitness: Similar to R.I.P.P.E.D., RUMBLE has been created for everybody! You will use a Rumble Stick: creates a higher degree of training and is an extension of your body, which enhances spatial awareness and overall movement. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-6:35 am. 

Cancellation Policy:
In the event of a cancellation,  Iola Recreation will post the cancellation on the City of Iola - Recreation Facebook Page. If it's a specific activity with an assigned coach, Iola Recreation will also contact the head coach of each team, who in turn, should notify the players on the team.