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. 

Birthday Party

Maximum of 25 swimmers

  • $200.00 

Available Times

Time slots are one hour and thirty minutes.

  • Saturdays: 
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 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.


Users may bring in their own food if they wish, but please keep in mind:

  • NO glass allowed, including: water bottles, Pyrex food containers, pickle jars, crock pots lids – you name it!
  • There is no refrigerator access.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought in or consumed in the facility.

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.