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Let the Fun Begin - Parks and Recreation Logo URBANDALE PARKS & RECREATION  
Urbandale Parks and Recreation
3600 86th Street
Urbandale, IA  50322
(515) 278-3963

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration NOW OPEN For Winter/Spring 2015 Classes & Events

Click the image at left to view the complete Winter/Spring 2015 Program Guide. We've brought back many popular favorites and added over 15 NEW classes to this season's schedule. 

  • Plant-Based Cooking: Nutritious and Delicious
  • Music in Motion Levels 1 & 2
  • Bridal Floral Workshop for the DIY Bride!
  • B.Y.0.B (Bring Your Own Boat) Race – February 28 (Boats made entirely of cardboard and duct tape.)
  • Winter Carnival – March 18
  • Tween and Teen Swim Lessons (Ages 11-18)P
  • Princess or King for a Day (Ages 3-10)
  • Better Test Scores (Grades 3-11)
  • Addition/Subtraction (Grades 1-3)
  • Multiplication (Grades 3-5)
  • Write On! (Grades 3-5)
  • Advanced Reading Skills (Grade 7-Adult)
  • Teen Yoga Club (Ages 12-18)
  • Drama Exploration Levels 1 & 2 (Ages 8-14)
  • Music Making Levels 1 & 2 (Ages 8-14)


NEW! Frosty the Snowman Coloring Contest!

Draw or paint your best “Frosty the Snowman.” Use a standard 8 ½ by 11 piece of paper and get creative! Please put your name, address, age and phone number on back of paper. Age divisions are 12 and under, 13 – 16, and 16 and older. Winners in each division will get a $30 Parks and Recreation gift certificate! All entries are due by February 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office. Entries will be displayed at the Park and Recreation office.


The following programs and others will start with new classes in January.  See the new Winter/Spring 2015 Program Guide for more information.

Yoga with Beth
Join us this very popular class.  De-stress and sooth the inner spirit by calming both the mind and body. Let yoga start you on a journey you can enjoy for a lifetime-body, mind and spirit! This class is for active individuals who are injury-free. Sessions last 5 weeks. Maximum 50 per class. Classes fill up quickly, so sign up early! A yoga mat is required for all yoga classes. Instructor: Beth Damm. Registration Deadlines: January 2, January 6

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                   Fee: $44.00

Jan. 5 – Feb. 2           Lions Park              Mondays                 
                                  Shelter House       4:30-5:30 p.m.

Jan 8 – Feb. 5           Senior Center        Thursdays                  
                                  Comm. Room        6:45-7:45 p.m.

PiYo Strength
Increase strength, core stability and agility with the dynamic movements of PiYo Strength. Instructor: Rebecca Ingham. Registration Deadlines: January 5

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                 Fee: $32.00

Jan. 12 – Feb. 2       Lions Park               Mondays                
                               Shelter House         6:00-7:00 p.m.

INSANITY® Certified Instructor led workout is a live cardio-based, total-body conditioning program. Instructor: Rebecca Ingham. Registration Deadlines: December 29, January 26

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                 Fee: $64.00

Jan 5 – Jan. 29       Giovannetti                   M & Th                      
                              Comm. Shelter          5:45-6:20 a.m.

NEW! Plant-based Cooking: Delicious & Nutritious
In this class, you will learn how to prepare easy, healthy, delicious and nutritious meals using vegetables, fruit, grains, nuts and seeds.Registration Deadline: February 2

Session                    Location                   Day/Time                Fee: $26.00

February 7               Senior Center              Saturday                     
                                  Kitchen                 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

NEW! Bridal Floral Workshop For the DIY Bride!
You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on flowers for your wedding to look like you did! This mini-workshop series is for the DIY bride. In three easy classes, you'll learn how to make wedding Boutonnieres and corsages, fabulous table centerpieces for the reception, and gorgeous bride and bridesmaids bouquets.Cost includes all workshop flowers and supplies.Instructor: Wendy Armstrong. Registration Deadline: January 13

Session                    Location                Day/Time                Fee: $150.00

Jan. 20 – Feb. 3         Giovannetti            Tuesdays               
                                  Comm. Shelter      7:00-8:30 p.m.


Skating Lessons (Ages 2-Adult)

These 6-week classes are designed for the beginning skater. They focus on finding balance and comfort on the ice as well as working to develop the muscle groups that will be required later in more advanced courses. For those who wish to use ice skating as a method of exercise or relaxation or just to learn how – this class is for you! The Buccaneer Arena is located at 7201 Hickman Avenue. Registration Deadlines: December 29, December 31

Session                         Location                     Day/Time          Fee: $100.00

Jan. 3 – 31                  Buccaneer Arena          Saturdays               
& Feb. 14                     7201 Hickman            3:00-4:00 p.m.

Jan. 7 – Feb. 11         Buccaneer Arena         Wednesdays           
                                    7201 Hickman            5:30-6:30 p.m.       

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 7-11)

Join instructor Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor, and have a great time learning the Korean art of self-defense in this class. Self-control, discipline and overall physical fitness are stressed rather than aggressive behavior. Price includes the first Tae Kwon Do uniform and promotion fee. Session last 7 weeks. Maximum 25 participants. Registration Deadline: December 29

Session                      Location                  Day/Time                Fee: $70.00

Jan. 5 – Feb. 18        Senior Center             Mondays                 
                                  Comm. Room         4:30-5:15 p.m.

                                                                    4:15-5:00 p.m.

NEW! Better Test Scores (Grades 3-11)

Help prepare and gain confidence for the upcoming Iowa Assessments. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court, in Johnston. Registration Deadline: January 6

Session                     Location                Day/Time              Fee: $125.00

Jan. 13 – Jan. 24    Sylvan Learning        Tu, Th                    
                                                                  5:00-7:00 p.m.

                                                                  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NEW! Teen Yoga Club (Ages 12-18)

Ease the daily stresses with mindful exercise, positive thinking and techniques designed to help you glide through life. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement. Six week sessions; students are encouraged to register for all sessions to build their practice. Instructor, Mary Lasky, RYT. Registration Deadlines: January 7

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                  Fee: $45.00

Jan. 14 – Feb. 18      Lions Park               Wednesdays            
                                  Shelter House        3:30-4:30 p.m.

Drama Exploration Level 1 (Ages 8-14)

Join Adventures in Social Drama for an exploratory drama class. Participants will have an opportunity to exercise various techniques of acting and improvisation that establish lasting healthy relationships through dramatic play. Minimum 10 participants. Registration Deadline: January 13

Session                      Location                 Day/Time                   Fee: $75.00

Jan. 20 – Feb. 24       Giovannetti               Tuesdays                   
                                  Comm. Shelter        4:30-5:30 p.m.

2015 Facility Rentals
Residents of Urbandale began making reservations October 1, 2014, for 2015 facility rentals.  Non-residents may reserve the facilities for 2015 beginning January 2, 2015.  Rental reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office at 3600 86th Street.

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