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 Summer Guide

Registration is now open.

Click the image at right to view our complete on-line guide.


Pool Closed on
Memorial Day

The pool will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We hope you and your family have a safe and fun day!

Walker Johnston Park Tennis Courts

The 4 south tennis courts at Walker Johnston Park will be under construction starting around June 12th and last until September 15th.  The north 4 tennis courts will be available for play.

McDivitt Grove Cemetery Clean Up 

Clean up at McDivitt Grove Cemetery will begin the week of June 26. Please remove any items you want prior to then. Thank you.

USA Softball to Cease Operations for 2017

The City of Urbandale has made arrangements to manage and operate the Walker Johnston Softball complex and will rent out the fields for tournament and non-tournament play for the 2017 season. Starting March 1, 2017, the City will begin taking rental reservations for use of the fields from April 3 to October 15, 2017.

Questions regarding rental opportunities can be directed to the City of Urbandale’s Park and Recreation Department at 515-278-3963 or

More information can be found here.

Take The Challenge!

Did you know that there are 48 public parks in Urbandale? Now that winter is over, it’s time to get outside and explore what Urbandale’s parks have to offer! Can you visit 32 Parks in 90 Days? For details visit
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Summer Carnival! –
June 16

From 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a LARGE inflatable slide to enter the water, along with carnival games and prizes. $5 per person entering the pool area; only $1 with an annual pass. Note: No group rates available this day.

Candy Bar BINGO – June 28

Join us for a fun afternoon of BINGO from 1 to 2 p.m.! All participants need to bring one full sized candy bar the day of the event to put in the prize pool. Those participants that match a BINGO win a candy bar from the prize pool. Open to all ages, however anyone who cannot read numbers or manage their own card should be accompanied by someone who can assist them. Fee of $2 to be paid before the day of the event.
Register by June 21.