Parks & Recreation

Urbandale Parks and Recreation is dedicated to helping residents and neighbors stay fit, active, and healthy so everyone can enjoy the rich quality of life our community has to offer. 

We offer adult & youth classes, a public indoor swimming pool, and a Senior Center with activities and FUN for the whole family!

2017 Fall Guide

Registration is now open! Register for your favorite fall classes online here.

View our complete on-line guide here!

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Change is Coming Starting with the Winter Class schedule in December, we will no longer be printing and mailing a printed program guide. All information will be on our website. All notifications of new schedules, classes and events will be done via our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To not miss any important announcements, please sign up for our newsletter. Click here for more information.

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In this fun-filled class, kids will learn the basics of cooking and baking, such as measuring liquids and solids; reading a recipe; using multiple cooking supplies and utensils; and making healthy choices when cooking. Learn more and register by October 4 here:

fall frenzy event cover-2Join us on Sunday, October 8 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Giovannetti Community Shelter in Walker Johnston Park. Bring your family for a day of Fall fun! Come explore Walker Johnston Park and all the amenities it has to offer.  We will have a scavenger hunt, outdoor games, crafts, and live critters. View the Facebook event here.

This event is hosted by Polk County Conservation, Friends of the Parks, and Urbandale Parks and Recreation.

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Protect yourself from identity theft by having those secure documents shredded. Bring them to the Urbandale City Hall Parking Lot (3600 86th Street) during this event and we will shred them for you! Free Will donations will be accepted and will go towards the Urbandale Miracle League FieldEach household is limited to 3 boxes or 90 lbs. **No business shredding please. View the Facebook event here.

Pick your pumpkinPick Your Pumpkin Night

Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 3:30-4PM for Pick Your Pumpkin Night at the Urbandale Indoor Pool! 50 pumpkins will be placed into the pool, swim around and find the pumpkin that you want to take home and decorate! $4 per person 3 yrs & older; 2 years & younger FREE with paid adult. View the Facebook event here.