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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: June 21, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of June 21, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor will finish underground work along W 4th Street and begin preparing the roadway surface for pavement. Wor...

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Posted on: June 20, 2021

City Council Meeting Information for June 21

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The Cedar Falls City Council meeting scheduled for June 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. will take place at City Hall. A City Council Work Session will be held at 5:15 p.m. and a Committee of the Whole Meeting at 6:15 p.m. Agendas for the meetings can be found at b...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

City of Cedar Falls Independence Day Hours

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In observation of the Independence Day holiday, the below City departments will be operating the following hours:

City Hall: Closed July 5.

Hearst Center for the Arts: Closed July 4 and July 5 (please note, the Hearst is always closed Mondays).

Cedar Falls P...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Downtown Sidewalk Closure- 400 Block

Beginning the week of June 21, 2021, the contractor will begin the removal and replacement of the existing concrete sidewalk with the updated brick pavers on the west side of the 400 block of Main Street. In order for the contractor to begin remo...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Cedar Falls Fireworks Reminder

As the July 4th holiday approaches, Cedar Falls Public Safety would like to remind citizens of Cedar Falls ordinance #16-24 regarding fireworks. The ordinance does allow for the use of sparklers, snakes, and other novelty fireworks. Firecrackers, bottle r...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

New Sculpture Arrives at Cedar Falls City Hall

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The Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls Public Art Committee, and Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board are pleased to announce the installation and dedication of a new work of public art at Cedar Falls City Hall, commissioned in memory of Mayor Jon Crews...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: June 14, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of June 14 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor will finish underground work along W 4th Street and begin preparing the roadway surface for pavement. Work...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

The Falls Aquatic Center Conduct Reminder

As the community returns to The Falls Aquatic Center this summer, the City of Cedar Falls reminds users of the zero-tolerance policy against profanity, disrespectful actions toward staff, thefts, and violence at The Falls. If patrons engage in these actio...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Road Closure Notices - Asphalt Overlay Restoration

Beginning the week of June 14, 2021, the contractor will begin placing the base and surface courses of the asphalt overlays on half of the streets slated for asphalt restoration this construction season. To begin the work, a full road closure is required ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: June 7, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of June 7, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor will continue setting the storm sewer structures and pipe along W 4th Street. Work along the west side of ...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Cedar Falls Public Library Reopening June 7

The Cedar Falls Public Library will be reopening its building on June 7, 2021, following new carpet installation in the facility. Browsing hours and curbside service will be available. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals except when receiv...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards and Representative Citizen Award

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The Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards and Representative Citizen Award recognizes individuals, groups, and businesses for their continued interest and investment in the community. The awards are presented annually by the City of Cedar Falls and Ced...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Memorial Day Reminder over Gravestone Decorations

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With the recent Memorial Day weekend, the City of Cedar Falls would like to issue a reminder to the public on decorating ordinances for our area cemeteries.

The City welcomes families and friends to help honor holidays by decorating gravestones; however, s...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Road Closure Notice - Washington Street (From W 6th to W 8th Street)

Beginning Friday, June 4, the contractor will begin reconstruction of Washington Street by closing the street from West 6th Street to West 8th Street. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full road closure will be required. The road cl...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Take "A Practical Backyard Tour" on June 19

The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition and community partners will present "A Practical Backyard Tour" of Waterloo and Cedar Falls on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.!

Organizations and homeowners will be opening up their green...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 28, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of May 28, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor has tied over the watermain connections and will continue setting the storm sewer structures along W 4th S...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction - Construction Update

Beginning June 2, 2021, the Iowa DOT's contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 by reconstructing the southeastern corner of the Hudson Road intersection and also continuing with work on the south side of HWY ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Cedar Falls Public Safety Announces 2021 Service Awards

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Cedar Falls Public Safety has announced their 2021 service awards, recognizing team members who displayed exceptional achievement within the department over the past year. A small ceremony was held at the Public Safety Building, located at 4600 South Main...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 24, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of May 24, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor is setting the storm sewer structures and tying in the new watermain. The contractor will continue working...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Cedar Falls Mask Mandate Resolution to Expire

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on May 17, 2021, the City Council voted to allow the current Cedar Falls mask mandate resolution to expire on May 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. The mandate originally passed on September 8, 2020, and required anyone w...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 17, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of May 17, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor has completed the watermain installation work along 4th Street and is now working on setting the storm sew...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Road Closure Notice - Olive Street from W 3rd to W 4th Street

Beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the contractor will begin reconstruction of Olive Street from W 3rd Street to W 4th Street. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full road closure will be required. The road closure will be in effect fo...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: May 3, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of May 3, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The contractor has begun the installation of new brick pavers out to the curb on the 300 Block sidewalk (3rd to 4th St. ea...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

West 4th Street and 300 Block Closure Notice

Beginning the week of May 3, 2021, the contractor will begin removal and replacement of the existing concrete sidewalk on the west side of the 300 Block of Main Street. In order for the contractor to begin removal, a partial sidewalk closure will be requi...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Cedar Falls Public Safety Partners with 4 Queens Dairy Cream on Bike Safety

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As the weather warms up, Cedar Falls Public Safety is teaming up with 4 Queens Dairy Cream to offer a sweet incentive for families who practice safe bicycle etiquette especially when they are out enjoying the local trails.

Cedar Falls is home to over 100 m...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Falls Aquatic Center 2021 Season Information

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2021 pool passes for The Falls Aquatic Center will go on sale beginning May 3 through May 7, 2021. These passes can be purchased at The Falls (3025 S. Main Street) from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday &ndash...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: April 26, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of April 26, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The brick pavers have been installed along the first 8 feet of each business along the east side of the 300 block. From...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: April 19, 2021

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View the latest Cedar Falls street construction updates for the week of April 19, 2021:

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project- The brick pavers have been installed along the first 8 feet of each business along the east side of the 300 block. From...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Road Closure Notice: Brandilynn Boulevard- West Cul-De-Sac East Through Andrea Drive Intersection

Beginning April 21, 2021, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of Brandilynn Boulevard by closing the street from its western cul-de-sac to the east past the Andrea Drive intersection. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a f...

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Our City News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Road Closure Notice: McClain Drive

Beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of McClain Drive by closing McClain Drive from Orchard Drive to the North past the intersection of Lilac Lane. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Project to Begin Phase 2

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The Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction project will be starting Phase 2 of construction on April 5, 2021. 

The City of Cedar Falls partnered with Community Main Street to develop a Downtown streetscape plan in 2015. The goal was t...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Trail Safety Reminder from the City of Cedar Falls

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As spring arrives, the City of Cedar Falls is reminding users to practice safe etiquette when out enjoying the local trails. 

"We are excited that people are anxious to get outside and spend time on the great Cedar Falls trails," said Am...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Waterloo University Avenue Reconstruction Project Update

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1, 2, and 3 from Midway Drive to Hwy 63. Below is how this will impact Cedar Falls starting the week of March 29, 20...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Waterloo University Avenue Update

The City of Waterloo and their contractor are continuing work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1, 2, and 3 from Midway Drive to Hwy 63. Below is how this will impact Cedar Falls starting the week of March 15, 20...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction Update

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Beginning, Monday, March 15th, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting the last year of construction on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Highland Drive and Francis Street. Construction will be focused around the Hudson Road intersecti...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

CAPS Program Partners with City of Cedar Falls

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As each school semester progresses, students enrolled within the Center for Advanced Professional Students (CAPS) program from Cedar Falls, Jesup, Denver, Don Bosco, Wapsie Valley, and Columbus Catholic take on the role of associates. Their task is to lea...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cedar Falls Extends Temporary Suspension of Paid Parking Fees in Municipal Lots

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The temporary suspension of paid parking fees in the Cedar Falls municipal lots located in the Downtown and College Hill areas is extended through August 1, 2021.

The Cedar Falls City Council voted to suspend the municipal lot fees on February 15, 2021, du...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Cedar Falls Public Safety Special Report: 2021-2025

The City of Cedar Falls is proud to present the Cedar Falls Public Safety Special Report. Citizens can view the report at bit.ly/CFPS21-25.

The purpose of the special report is to examine Public Safety operations and identify strategies to reach future obj...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program Eligibility Precheck Now Available

On February 17, 2021, the Iowa Finance Authority announced the availability of an eligibility precheck for the new Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program, which will begin accepting full applications in March. The program will provide financial assistan...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft To Be Presented On February 17

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A public review draft of a new Downtown Zoning Code will be presented during a special virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.  All members of the community are invited to attend this meeting ...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan Presentation

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The public is invited to view the drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan during the virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

It will include suggestions that were gathered from the community ...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Statement from Cedar Falls Mayor on Human Rights Commission Chair Resignation

Below is the statement from Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green on the resignation of the Human Rights Commission Chair:

Neighbors,

On the morning of Saturday, January 30th, I received the resignation letter of the chair of the Human Rights Commission, Nicole Winth...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission Statement

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View the statement from the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission below: 

The Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission condemns racism and hate in any form. It is obvious that our community and youth are not immune from racism and racist incitement and t...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Police Partner with Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division on I-PLEDGE

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The Cedar Falls Police Division has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Complete the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Worksheet

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The City of Cedar Falls is inviting citizens to participate in the next steps of the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan by completing an online worksheet which will be available from December 15 to December 22, 2020, at www.cfresilience.com

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Our City News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Scheduling Building Inspections in Cedar Falls

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As we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together, Cedar Falls City staff is committed to continuing to serve our community. If you need to schedule a building inspection, our Inspection Services team is here to help and currently operates as follows:

  • Perm...
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Our City News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Iowa Governor Issues Updated Public Health Proclamation

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On November 16, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This is effective from 12:01 a.m. on November 17 until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020, and includes the following:

Masks: All people ...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Library Earns Tier 3 State Accreditation

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Cedar Falls Public Library has met the conditions for Tier 3 state accreditation. This is the highest level achievable by a public library.

Tier 3 accredited libraries receive more state funding than Tier 2 ...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant John Zolendek and Officer Chris Copp Named Heroes Among Us

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Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant John Zolendek and Public Safety Officer Chris Copp, as well as Black Hawk County Deputies Joe Schmidt and Nick Smith, were honored at the MercyOne Heroes Among Us ceremony for their courageous actions during the house ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Cedar Falls Opens Waiting List for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Program in Cedar Falls will be accepting new applications for the waitlist starting August 31, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. It will remain open for the foreseeable future.

Applications can be submitted online at www.cedarfalls.com/1063/Section-8...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City of Cedar Falls Receives Upgraded Tax Bonds Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Cedar Falls general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) bonds to Aaa and assigns a Aaa rating to its $3.4 million General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2020. This is the highest rating achi...

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Our City News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Statement on George Floyd From Mayor Rob Green

To our Cedar Falls community, please see the below message from Mayor Rob Green regarding a silent vigil to be held on June 6 in recognition of George Floyd:

Neighbors,

Last week, I provided an official City statement on social media expressing my horror at...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Recreation and Fitness Center Starting Adult Lap Swimming

The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center will be opening for adult lap swim beginning June 1, 2020, through August 9, 2020. Hours for lap swimming are 5:45 AM to 7:30 AM on Monday/ Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 4:30-6:30 PM all at Holm...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Extending Birthday Program

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Cedar Falls Public Safety will be extending their community birthday celebration program until June 15, 2020.

The program invites local families with young children under the age of 12 to contact Public Safety if their child is celebrating a birthday. Publ...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

State COVID-19 Guidelines Reminder

As we continue to work together to help keep Cedar Falls safe, stay updated on the current COVID-19 state guidelines -

In accordance with the public health proclamation issued by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on May 13, 2020, the following orders are in effec...

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Our City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Cedar Falls City Facilities Hours Update

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Per the May 13th state proclamation regarding COVID-19, learn how this impacts the reopening or continual closures of City facilities including City Hall, Public Library, the Hearst Center, Recreation and Fitness Center, and Visitors and Tourism Center:

Ci...

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