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Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Family Storytime (March 16)
  • EngAGE Potluck (March 18)
  • Community Writing Center (March 19)
  • Meetings: Parks and Recreation Commission (March 25), City Council (March 26)

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Weather Changes Pop Potholes

Pothole patching is underway

Crews from our streets department have been out patching potholes, the not-so-welcome souvenir leftover from winter. Potholes will continue to appear (and patched potholes may pop back up) as long as we are in a freeze/thaw cycle.

If you have a pothole to report, let us know at or 319.248.1740.


Trail Segment & Disc Golf Course Temporarily Closed

Snowmelt and rain lead to flooding conditions

Due to flooding conditions, the Clear Creek Trail from 1st Avenue to Camp Cardinal Boulevard and from James Street and 25th Avenue to the trail's end is closed. Trail users should be cautious of flooding on all trails near creeks and streams. 

The Altmaier Family Park and Disc Golf Course is closed due to flooding and wet, saturated conditions. Closures

Finishing 1st

1st Avenue & Coral Ridge Avenue Construction Resumes in April

Finishing 1st

Work on the final remaining improvements for the 1st Avenue reconstruction between 6th Street and 9th Street is expected to re-start on April 1. 

The initial focus on 1st Avenue will be to complete the permanent northbound and southbound left turn lanes and medians at 6th Street. This will reduce northbound and southbound 1st Avenue approaching 6th Street to one through lane and one dedicated left turn lane. This lane reduction is expected to be in place until late April. 
Additional street and sidewalk paving north of 6th Street will also require lane closures, with efforts made to minimize the duration. The project should be substantially complete by the end of May.  1st Avenue reconstruction

Coral Ridge Ave improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue

It's not an April fool's joke: the last stretch of work on Coral Ridge Avenue reconstruction from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road is scheduled to begin on April 1.

The initial focus will be on completing final street, median, and sidewalk construction on the east half of Coral Ridge Avenue between University Parkway and Forevergreen Road. This will require running traffic head-to-head on the west half of Coral Ridge Avenue between University Parkway and Forevergreen, similar to the traffic control setup last fall.  

Coral Ridge Avenue will remain in this configuration until mid-to-late May, and then traffic will shift to single lanes northbound and southbound, but on the correct side of the center median, until the project is substantially complete in late June.  Coral Ridge Ave reconstruction

Basket auction

Upcoming Community Event

4thFest Basket Auction

Saturday, April 13 | 4:30 pm

This annual fundraiser for Coralville 4thFest features a variety of items up for bid, including baskets filled with specialty items donated by area businesses and individuals. What treasures will you discover? The event is free and open to the public. 4thFest fundraiser


Erickson Recognized with Active Learning Award

Amy Erickson, program supervisor for Coralville Parks and Recreation’s before and after school program at Borlaug Elementary, was one of four area educators honored by the Iowa Children’s Museum with the Robert E. Yager Active Learning Award. Amy blends play and learning for over 100 children each day!


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

KidSing Festival

Thursday, March 14 | 4:00 pm

This singing festival brings together 5th and 6th grade students from across the Iowa City Community School District, culminating in an afternoon performance for parents, teachers, and staff.

String Theory featuring Ana Vidovic, Guitar

Friday, March 15 | 7:30 pm

From Orchestra Iowa's MASTERWORKS series.
"Ana has a finely honed technique and a remarkable stylistic sensitivity that allows her to communicate eloquently." —Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Theatre Summer Camps

Registration is now open

Our summer camps, presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre and Old Creamery Theatre’s Camp Creamery, are for youth ages 5-17, beginner or experienced.


What's Happening at the Library


Tuesday, March 19 | 1:30-2:30 pm

School-aged children are invited to get crafty at the library during this special spring break program! After crafting, explore the library shelves for great books. Crafternoon

Family Movie

Tuesday, March 21 | 1:30 pm

The whole family can enjoy a super afternoon movie of Incredibles 2 (PG). We’ll pop the popcorn! Free movie

Gelatin Monoprint Demo

Saturday, March 23 | Drop in, 10:00 am-noon

Drop in for a gelatin monoprinting demonstration with the Iowa City Press Co-op. Discover how a gelatin slab is used as a printing “plate” to create images. For all ages. Monoprinting

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