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.


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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Mother/Daughter Tea – May 13

Saturday, May 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. Come celebrate the girls in your life by joining us for a Mother/Daughter tea party and decorating a May Basket.
Register by May 8.