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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

Classes and activities will automatically be cancelled on days when Urbandale Schools are closed due to weather. Evening classes will be cancelled if Urbandale Schools release early.  Classes cancelled because of weather will be made up whenever possible.  For additional updates, please visit our Facebook page.

Register For Winter/Spring 2015 Classes & Events
Click the image at right 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. 


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.

Daddy Daughter Dance
Fathers and daughters and grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together.  Read more here. . . Sponsored by Christopher's Fine Jewelry
Registration Deadline: February 6. Register here.
LOCATION: Giovannetti Community Shelter



See the new Winter/Spring 2015 Program Guide for more information and for classes this spring.  To register for ALL programs, click here.

ADULT PROGRAMS - Coming in February 
For more Adult Programs this Winter/Spring, please click here.

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. The adult classes teach the same beginning techniques as the children's classes – but at a relaxing pace. 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: February 16, February 11

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                 Fee: $100.00

Feb. 21 – Mar. 28    Buccaneer Arena       Saturdays              
                                  7201 Hickman         3:00-4:00 p.m.

Feb. 18 – Mar. 25    Buccaneer Arena       Wednesdays          
                                  7201 Hickman         5:30-6:30 p.m.

PILOXING                                                                                                                         Join the latest Hollywood celebrity fitness craze sweeping the nation! Piloxing uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat-torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Registration Deadline: February 24

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                 Fee: $50.00

Mar. 3 - Apr. 7        Senior Center          Tuesdays           
                               Comm. Room          6:00-7:00 p.m.

PiYo Strength                                                                                                                Increase strength, core stability and agility with the dynamic movements of PiYo Strength. Instructor: Rebecca Ingham. Registration Deadline: February 2

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                 Fee: $32.00

Feb 9 - March 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 Deadline: February 23

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                 Fee: $64.00

Feb 2 - Feb 26         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.

Gental Yoga                                
This is an introductory series for several different types of yoga styles. Registration deadline is January 29

Session                     Location                    Day/Time                Fee: $32.00

Feb 3 - Feb 24            Giovannetti                Tuesdays
                                  Community Shelter    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Feb 5 - Feb 26             Giovannetti               Thursdays
                                  Community Shelter    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tai Chi is a low-intensity, low-impact form of exercise that enhances muscle tone, range of motion, flexibility, balance and coordination. Registration deadline is February 16

Session                     Location                    Day/Time                Fee: $36.00

Feb. 23 – Mar. 30     Senior Center             Mondays
                                 Community Room      7:15-8:15 p.m.

Join this popular class where you will discover your strength, flexibility, and balance while decreasing stress through movement and relaxation. This class is designed for beginners. Registration deadline is February 11 

Session                    Location                 Day/Time                  Fee: $48.00

Feb. 18 – Mar. 25     Senior Center        Wednesdays            
                                  Comm. Room        6:30-7:30 p.m.



For more youth programs this Winter/Spring, click here.

NEW! Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating! Parent/Child (Ages 3-12)                       Bring the whole family and decorate cookies for the holiday! Participants will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please bring tupperware dish. Registration Deadline: February 2

Session           Location               Day/Time               Fee: $4.00 per person

February 7        Lions Park           Saturday                
                          Shelter House     10:00-11:00 a.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: February 16, February 11

Session                         Location                     Day/Time          Fee: $100.00

Feb 18 - March 25         Buccaneer Arena         Wednesdays               
                                      7201 Hickman              5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Feb 21 – Mar 28            Buccaneer Arena         Saturdays           
                                      7201 Hickman              3:00 - 4:00 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: February 16

Session                      Location                  Day/Time                Fee: $70.00

Feb. 23 – Apr. 15      Senior Center             Mondays                 
                                  Comm. Room           4:30-5:15 p.m.

                                                                    4:15-5:00 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 Deadline: February 18

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                  Fee: $45.00

Feb. 25 – Apr. 8        Lions Park               Wednesdays            
                                  Shelter House         3:30-4:30 p.m.

Little Chefs (Ages 7-12)
We will learn the basics of cooking and baking, such as measuring liquids and solids; reading a recipe; using multiple cooking supplies and utensils; and making healthy choices when cooking. Registration Deadline: February 4

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                  Fee: $25.00

Feb. 11 & Feb 18      Lions Park               Wednesdays            
                                  Shelter House         4:30-5:30 p.m.

NEW! Write On! (Grades 3-5)                                                                                    Students will write descriptive, informative and persuasive pieces. They will pretend that they are a newspaper reporter, and advertiser, a movie critic and more! It’s a great way to get them re-engaged with writing. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court, in Johnston. Registration Deadline: February 23

Session                   Location                Day/Time              Fee: $40.00

February 28           Sylvan Learning         Saturday            
                                                                 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)                                                                 This course gives youth ages 11 to 15 years old the knowledge and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. Combined video, activities, hands-on skills training and discussion for a complete learning experience.  Registration Deadline: February 23

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                   Fee: $50.00

February 28             Giovannetti             Saturday                    
                                Comm. Shelter        9:00 a.m.-4:00 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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