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 Winter/Spring Guide

Registration is now open.

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


Please consider a year-end donation to our Swimming Lesson Scholarship Fund providing life-saving swimming skills to area kids. One $40 donation will help cover the cost for one child in need. To donate visit Click on “Swim Lesson Scholarship” under Register, Programs & Activities.

For more information click here.

Upcoming Events


Knight for a Day! – January 14

In this class your child will have an opportunity to create and paint a shield, a knight’s helmet, armor and a sword! Ages 3-10. Register by January 9.

Arts in the Park, Valentines Day Craft – February 1

Join your friends as we make crafts for the special people in your lives, or even something for you! Ages 6-11. Register by January 25.

Daddy Daughter Dance – February 4

Fathers and daughters and grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together. While a D.J. entertains the crowd with great music and fun, a variety of finger foods and desserts will be served during the festivities. Photos will be available at the dance for a small fee. Event fills quickly – please register early!
Register by January 30.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating! – February 11

Bring the whole family and decorate cookies for the holiday! Participants will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please bring Tupperware dish. $4 per participant. Parent/Child (Ages 3-12) Register by February 6.

Third Annual B.Y.O.B. Race – Saturday, March 4 

Bring your own boat, with paddles to the pool. For more information click here.