Pool & Wall Parties | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Rec Pool Party

Pool party package rates apply to all groups interested in holding a party at the CRWC Rec Pool. Party times are subject to availability. All rates include pool rental and lifeguards. Food provided by Papa John’s Pizza including two-liter bottles of soda, plates, cups, and napkins. 

Birthday Party

Maximum of 25 swimmers

  • $200.00 - *Does not include pizza and soda
  • $260.00 - * Includes six large one-topping pizzas and three, 2-liters of soda

Users may bring in their own food if they wish, however, we do not allow anything to be brought in glass containers (bottles/Pyrex containers/pickle jars/croc pots lids – you name it!). There is also no refrigerator access. Additionally, no alcoholic beverages may be brought in, or consumed in the facility.

Available Times

Times include one hour and thirty minutes in the rec pool and one hour for eating in either the Wet Classroom or Aquatic Lounge.

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Birthday parties can be reserved up to four months ahead of the requested date. Reservations must be made by phone, 319-384-3439.


Full payment for your package is required in order to secure your party reservation and must be paid at the time your party is booked.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you wish to cancel your party you must do so two weeks prior to your party date in order to get a full refund of your package price.
  • If canceled within two weeks of your party, you will receive a 50 percent refund.
  • This policy also applies if you wish to switch your party date if you do wish to switch date and we can accommodate you, it must be done two weeks before your original date was scheduled.

Climbing Wall Party

The climbing wall is available to rent for unique social events such as birthday parties, scout troop outings, workplace socials, residence hall and Greek community events.

Climbing Wall Rates
Number of Climbers  1-hour climb 2-hour climb
1 – 10 climbers $100 $200
11 – 15 climbers $150 $300
16 – 20 climbers $200 $400
21 – 25 climbers $250 N/A

Available Times

  • Saturday
    • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday
    • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


To reserve the climbing wall, please complete our online Climbing Wall Request Form.  We will respond to your request as soon as possible.