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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
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. 



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.


B.Y.O.B Race!  February 28
Grab your friends and make a boat of only cardboard and duct tape!  Prizes in each catergory.  Find complete details on our pool page.






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 Boutonniers and corsages, fabulous table centerpieces for the reception, and gorgeous bride and bridesmaids bouquets.  Series also includes flower care and preparation, as well as tips on finding the best deals on purchasing flowers. Workshops sold as a series only and space is limited. Price includes instruction, and all floral supplies and flowers - students will take home all examples and practice arrangements. Registration Deadline: March 2

Week 1: Learn how to make wedding boutonnieres and corsages

Week 2: Learn how to make two different reception centerpieces.

Week 3:Learn how to make two different styles of bridal bouquets, flower care/preparation and purchasing tips.

Session                     Location              Day/Time                 Fee
Mar. 7 – Mar. 21        Giovannetti          Saturdays                  $150
                                Comm. Shelter    10:00-11:30 p.m.



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 March
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 2, March 30

Session                    Location                Day/Time                  Fee: $32.00

Mar. 9 – Mar. 30     Lions Park               Mondays                
Apr. 6 – Apr. 27     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 14 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! 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: February 18

Session                    Location                  Day/Time                  Fee: $45.00

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

NEW! Drama Exploration Level 2 (Ages 8-14)                                                              Join Adventures in Social Drama for an advanced level exploratory drama class. Participants will begin to “capture the moment” through Role play Theatre Analysis. This level of drama exploration utilizes role-play of a scene to resolve social issues. Registration Deadline: March 17

Session                    Location                 Day/Time                   Fee: $75.00

Mar. 24 – Apr. 28       Giovannetti            Tuesdays                  
                                  Comm. Shelter     4:30-5:30 p.m.

NEW! Music Making Level 2 (Ages 8-14)                                                                      Join Adventures in Social Drama’s facilitated drumming circle Music N Motion. Participants will continue to learn about music from a variety of cultures, work on rhythmic technique, share and discuss preferred styles of music. Enrollment in Level 1 is not mandatory. Registration Deadline: March 17

Session                    Location               Day/Time                     Fee: $75.00

Mar. 24 – Apr. 28     Giovannetti           Tuesdays               
                                Comm. Shelter     6:00-7:00 p.m.

NEW! Addition/Subtraction (Grades 1-3)                                                                           A fun approach for your child to improve basic understanding of addition and subtraction skills, while increasing speed and accuracy. Registration Deadline: March 9

Session                   Location                Day/Time              Fee: $105.00

Mar. 16 – Mar. 20  Sylvan Learning         M-F                        
                                                             12:00-2:00 p.m.

NEW! Multiplication/Division (Grades 3-5)                                                             Students will understand the concepts behind multiplication and division and increase speed and accuracy of basic facts. Registration Deadline: March 9

Session                   Location                Day/Time              Fee: 105.00

Mar. 16 – Mar. 20  Sylvan Learning          M-F                 
                                                            2:00-4:00 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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