Parks and Recreation
McDivitt Grove Cemetery
Adopt a Flowerbed
Adopt a Trail or Park
Bike Trails
Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park & Gardens
Five Miles of Beauty
Master Gardeners and Demonstration Garden
Memorial & Tribute Gift Program
Parks Chart and Inventory
Skateboard Park
Park Shelters and Rental Facilities
Registration for Classes, Events, and also Swim Classes
Senior Citizens
Swimming Pool
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Can you visit 32 parks in 90 days?
The challenge is on this summer to visit 32 of Urbandale's 48 parks in 90 days (from April 15 - August 15, 2015). Winners doing so will receive a great sense of accomplishment, explore areas of Urbandale you may not have know existed, enjoy some great playgrounds, and win a water bottle and t-shirt! View complete details here!

Parks Listing

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:

Ashleaf Park  Bestland Park Brookview Park Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park & Gardens
Colby Woods Coronado Park Cross Creek Park Days Run Park
Deer Ridge Park   Deer Ridge West Park  Donald J. Brush Park  Foxdale Park
Golfview Park  Golfview West Park Hallbrook Park Jaycee Park
Jeff Harm Park Lakeview Park  Laura A. Ward Park Lions Park
Murphy Park North Karen Acres Park Northview Estates Park  Northview Park
Rocklyn Park  Sharon Heights Park South Karen Acres Park Sylvan Ridge Park
UGRA-Soccer Complex  Walker Johnston Park Walnut Creek Hills Park
Walnut Creek Regional Park Walnut Creek Regional Park - Master Plan Map Winter Park  
Did you know?
Urbandale is home to 48 parks, 41 miles of trails and 932 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.



Facilities & Rooms For Rent
Class or Program Registration
Bike Trail Map
Senior Recreation Center Activities
Find a Park
Litter or Debris
Vandalism or Graffiti
Park or Trail Comments
Senior Recreation Center E-Newsletter
Walnut Creek Regional Park Master Plan
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