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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

Register For Winter/Spring 2015 Classes & Events
Our current Winter/Spring 2015 schedule still provides many opportunities to join a class or check out a new activitie. Click the image at right to view the complete Program Guide. 

When can I register for Summer Classes?
The Urbandale Parks and Recreation Summer Program guide will come out on Tuesday, April 7.  Registration begins that day.

Extended Pool Hours During Spring Break|The Urbandale Indoor Pool will be open additional hours between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. during Spring Break, Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20.  $4 per person entering the pool area; FREE for annual pass holders.


Two Great Egg Events in One Big Day!
Annual Great Egg Hunt (Ages 10 and Under)
April 4, 10:00 a.m. Walker Johnston Park, 8900 Douglas Ave.
Come early to fill your baskets with candy and eggs. Some eggs will even have special prizes!
Meet at the parking lot of the Giovannetti Community Shelter

6th Annual Egg Dive
April 4, 1:30 p.m., Urbandale Indoor Pool
Children are divided by age groups to dive for colored eggs filled with a prize!
$5 per person entering the pool; $1 for annual pass holders

Both the Great Egg Hunt and the Annual Egg Dive are sponsored by Pump-it-Up of Urbandale!

Summer Kids Kamps
Keep the kids busy and having fun this summer with our popular weekely Kids Kamps. Registration opens April 7! A different theme each week.  Registration fee includes t-shirt, field trip, swimming and all supplies.  Only $90 to $100 per week. 25% discount per week when registering before May 21!



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 & April
For more Adult Programs this Winter/Spring, please click here.

PiYo Strength                                                                                                                Increase strength, core stability and agility with the dynamic movements of PiYo Strength. Registration Deadline: , March 30

Session                    Location                Day/Time                  Fee: $32.00 

Apr. 6 – Apr. 27     Lions Park Shelter House         6:00-7:00 p.m.

TAI CHI                                                                                                                              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 March 30

Session                     Location                    Day/Time                Fee: $24.00

Apr. 6 – Apr. 27          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 March 25

Session                    Location                 Day/Time                  Fee: $40.00

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29     Senior Center        Wednesdays            
                                  Comm. Room        6:30-7:30 p.m.

Slim n Trim                                                                                                                       Get ready to strengthen your heart with easy to follow low impact, fat burning aerobics and tone your muscles with dyna-bands (provided) and light weights. We will also do the latest for ab-firming, a mix of Pilates and classic crunches. Designed for all ages. Bring mat or rug to class. Registration Deadline: March 30

Session                    Location                 Day/Time                  Fee: $33.00

Apr. 6 – Apr. 29        Giovannetti                M & W                   
                                Comm. Shelter       5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gentle Yoga  If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, but felt you weren’t physically able to, a gentle yoga class is the place to start. We will work at a slower pace, spend extra time to explain and work through poses, give modifications when needed, and give you support as you develop your new yoga practice. Registration Deadline: March 31

Session                    Location                 Day/Time                  Fee: $32.00

Apr. 7 – Apr. 28      Giovannetti                 Tuesdays                  
                             Comm. Shelter         10:00-11:00 a.m.

INSANITY®                                                                                                                 INSANITY is the most explosive and most effective workout program ever put together. INSANITY's high-intensity activity forces the body to work for longer periods of time at a higher capacity than traditional workouts. As a result, people experience faster increases in cardiovascular fitness, and burn carbohydrates and fat more efficiently—as much as 1,000 calories per hour! Registration Deadline: March 30

Session                    Location               Day/Time                   Fee: $64.00

Apr. 6 – Apr. 30      Giovannetti               M & Th                  
                              Comm. Shelter       5:45-6:20 a.m.

FREE Fit Club                                                                                                                  Join us each week for a free community Fit Club workout, where you can meet friends and neighbors around Urbandale and surrounding areas and get a great workout in as well! Each week we will workout to a different workout DVD and there will be something that will interest everyone. All ages and fitness levels welcome and we will help you modify when needed. Bring a towel, a bottle of water, a big smile and a great attitude! No registration necessary.

Session                    Location               Day/Time                   Fee: FREE

Mar. 4 – Apr. 8        Lions Park             Wednesdays            
                              Shelter House        6:00-7:00 p.m.


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

Swimming Lessons
We hold Red Cross Swimming lessons throughout the year.  Our new schedule comes our on April 7 along with our Summer Program Guide. To stay up-to-date on Swimming Lesson schedule, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and view class openings on our Class Registration page. 

NEW! Princess for A Day! (Ages 3-10)
Girls will love this class!  They will create a tiara, a sash with their name and a royal wand!  Registration Deadline is April 2

Session                   Location                            Day/Time             Fee
Apr 9                        Giovannetti                       Thursday               $10
                                  Community Shelter         5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Quickstart Tennis (Ages 7-10)
This new format will help kids learn and play the game of tennis.  Youth will learn on a court roughly 75% of a regular court.  Please bring your own "youth-sized" racket.  Registration Deadline:  March 31

Session                 Location                              Day/TIme                    Fee
Apr 7 - Apr 21       Walnut Hills                         Tuesdays                    $30
                                Elementary                           6:00 - 7:00 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. Registration Deadline: April 8

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                  Fee:
Apr 15 – May 20    Lions Park               Wednesdays         $45.00  
                                  Shelter House       3:30-4:30 p.m.

NEW!  Advanced Reading Skills (Grade 7-Adult)
A "speed reading" course to improve reading speed and comprehension. Sylvan Learning Center is located at 8707 Northpark Court in Johnston.  Registration deadline is April 7

Session                   Location                Day/Time              Fee: $105.00

April 14 - April 25       Sylvan Learning        T, TH         Saturday         
                                                                6-8 p.m.     9 a.m. to 12 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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