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Uniquely Urbandale, it is more than the City’s logo, it is our culture.  Urbandale is a modern suburb that has not forgotten its small-town charm.   Urbandale is known for our safe streets and neighborhoods, our rich parks and recreational trails, and business opportunities and places to work.  Urbandale is a community that has something for everyone.  You are invited to browse this website to learn more about Urbandale.  For more information, please feel free to contact the City at 515-278-3900 or by email.

What's New – Urbandale News and Announcements
32 Parks in 90 Days Challenge

32 Parks in 90 Days

Urbandale Craft Beer & Food Fest

Urbandale Craft Beer and Food Festival

Garbage/Recycling Schedule for week of May 25th

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25th, garbage/recycling collection schedule will be pushed back one day for all residents.  For example:  if your collection day is on Monday, it will be on Tuesday instead.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Confirmed in Urbandale, Iowa

The Iowa Department of Agriculture confirmed today that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in an ash tree near the Colby Woods Park Open Space, south of Douglas Avenue and East of 86th Street in Urbandale.

EAB is now considered to be one of the most destructive forest pests ever seen in North America. It kills all species of ash trees when larvae feed under the bark on the actively growing layers of the tree. Trees that have been attacked by the EAB can die in just two to three years after infestation, but more typically last for five years.

The City of Urbandale completed an ash tree inventory two years ago and found approximately 500 ash trees within the developed park and trail areas. The City will begin treatment of select ash trees throughout the City and Park system and will only use the trunk injection method. All other ash trees will be monitored for health and removed as deemed necessary.

Ash trees on private property are at substantial risk in the coming years. Property owners are encouraged to chemically protect or physically remove their ash trees before the tree dies and becomes a hazard. Visit www.iowatreepests.com for help in crafting a plan. Property owners will be responsible for the treatment or removal of infested ash trees on their respective property. For tips on choosing a treatment contractor, please visit http://www.urbandale.org/trees.cfm

The City of Urbandale will be hosting a public informational meeting regarding the EAB on Thursday, May 28 at the Giovannetti Community Shelter, located in Walker Johnston Park, 8900 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Kevin James, assistant director, Urbandale Parks and Facilities, at 515-331-6799 or kjames@urbandale.org.
 

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