Those of us lucky enough to live near parks, open spaces, and green ways know the joys they bring: the calming views of trees and green lawns, the fresh air, and the laughter of children playing. Benefits of parks include:
Parks, green ways and trails enable and encourage people to exercise.
Exposure to nature improves psychological and social health.
Play is critical for child development.
Parks help build healthy, stable communities.
Urbandale offers many beautiful parks and outdoor recreational opportunities around almost every corner! We invite you to get out and enjoy your local parks. Please click below for pictures of each individual Urbandale Park:
Urbandale is home to 48 parks, 38 miles of trails and 900 acres of parkland, plus the only indoor public swimming pool in the metro, a bustling Senior Center, numerous sports fields, indoor/outdoor shelters and facilities for rent.