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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

:30 Second Video Introduction to Our Programs and Services here

Summer Program Guide Now Available!

Check out these great programs and more!

Kids Kamp
Red Cross Swimming Lessons
NEW! Beginner Roller Skate
Kids in the Kitchen
Arts in the Park
NEW! Web Studio
NEW! Game Design Apps
Youth Tennis

Water Aerobics
Yoga with Beth
Zumba Fitness

And much more!

Click the Program Guide image above to view the entire summer schedule!


Jeff Harm Park will be Closed for Equipment Installation August 4th to August 10th.

It should take 4- 5 days to install, weather permitting.

Amusement Park Consignment Tickets

Amusement park consignment tickets are available for citizens to purchase through Urbandale Parks and Recreation at the following discount prices. 

Blank Park Zoo: $9 adults, $5 youth
Noah's Ark- Wisconsin Dells: $30.50
Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun: $42
Valley Fair & White Water- Shakopee, MN: $31
Adventureland: $32
Tickets are available now through August 15. Call Urbandale Parks and Recreation at 515-278-3963 for more information.


Friday Theme Nights at the Pool
The next theme night is this Friday August 1st, the theme is water volleyball! For a full list of the theme nights this summer see the summer guide. 

2014 Fall Program Guide
The 2014 Fall Program Guide will be distributed on Tuesday, August 12 and registration will begin that day!


Who: All age welcome! Competition will be divided by age level. 

Why: This competition is a great chance for skateboarders to show off their stuff and win great prizes!  It is also a neat way to showcase the skateboard park in Urbandale. The ramps at the park include: 20ft escalated quarter pipes, a 90 degree bank street hip, a street spine and a fun box!

Where: Urbandale Skate Park, Walker Johnson Park (9000 Douglas Ave)

When: Saturday, August 2. Competition begins at 11:00 a.m. (NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)



Join us for a summer of fun in this recreation program for children. The participants will enjoy a "theme of the week" and a variety of activities will be offered including crafts, games, sport, board games, swimming at the pool, guests speakers, and weekly field trips.Registration deadline is one week before the start of each session. Sessions begin the week of June 2nd and end the week of August 4th. Fee: $70- $110/ week

Children ages 10-13 are invited to join us for this popular summer program full of new experiences, challenges and loads of fun! Mornings involve community service projects and afternoons will be filled with activities.  Program will offer community service work in the parks and throughout the community, leadership development, environmental awareness, and team building experiences.  Sessions start the week of June 2nd and end the week of August 4th.   Registration deadline is one week before each session begins.  Fee: $99/ week.  YOUTH TECH Youth Tech Inc. is an interactive computer camp that focuses on providing enrichment opportunities to students in the world of computers with a caring environment at the core of camp values.  Youth Tech strives to create a positive learning community that encourages creativity, fun and academic excellence.  Four unique Youth Tech camps will occur this summer.



Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun. You'll spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. You'll learn stuff that you can do anywhere, at any time and for the rest of your life. This two day camp will be held at Giovannetti Community Shelter. All materials are provided. 

Session 3: 

Aug. 4 &6 at Giovannetti Community Shelter from 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. 

Fee: $40

Registration Deadline: July 28

Facility Reservations for 2014

Urbandale Parks and Recreation is now taking facility reservations for 2014.  For facility and rate information, see our Park Shelters and Rental Facilities page.


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