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Urbandale Parks and Recreation
3600 86th Street
Urbandale, IA  50322
(515) 278-3963

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

NOTE:  The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Urbandale. View the press release here. More information here.

The Aquatics Playground next to the Urbandale Indoor Pool will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-31 for repairs. We are sorry for the incovenience.


Kick Off the Summer with a BANG!

Join us for our Summer Carnival! We will have a water slide, carnival games, and prizes! 

Date: Friday, June 12 
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person entering pool & $1 with an annual pass 


Summer Kids Kamps
Keep the kids busy and having fun this summer with our popular weekly 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! Register online here!


32 Parks in 90 Days Contest
Can you visit 32 of Urbandale's 48 beautiful parks in just 90 days? Grab family and friends and challenge each other. Win prizes and experience all Urbandale has to offer in outdoor spaces! Complete details here.


**Kids Kamp Supervisor Needed**
We are looking for a “Kids Kamp Supervisor” this summer! Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, have experience working with kids, have good communication skills, and be able to direct and motivate staff.  Camp starts June 1st and runs until August 7th. Pay range is $9.29 – 11.34 an hour, for a 40 hour work week. For more information, click here or call the Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963.




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

ADULT PROGRAMS - Coming in & May
For more Adult Programs this Summer, please click here.

NEW!! HIIT and Strength       
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is your ticket to burning more calories, increasing strength and muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory fitness while spending LESS time in the gym! This class consists of High Intensity Interval cardio bursts interspersed with upper and lower body strength exercises utilizing Kettlebells, TRX, dumbbells, body weight, and other tools to give you a complete workout.  Class includes modifications for all fitness levels. NO CLASS:  May 25 Registration Deadline: May 26

Session                    Location               Day/Time                   Fee: $64

June 1 - June 24         Johnston                   M, W          
                              Physical Therapy      5:15-6:00 a.m.

June 1 - June 24         Johnston                   M, W           
                              Physical Therapy      6:00-6:45 a.m.                                 

NEW!! Fitness Pilates      
Pilates-inspired moves for the core, thighs, and glutes are sure to make your muscles burn in this class. Mat-based Pilates sequences that will engage your core for a taller and leaner feeling. Tools such as resistance bands, light weights, bosus, or gliding discs may be utilized during this class. Registration Deadline: May 26 

Session                    Location               Day/Time                   Fee: $32

June 3 -June 24         Johnston               Wednesdays          
                              Physical Therapy      7:00-7:45 p.m.

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Registration Deadline: Register at class on a monthly basis.        
Session: April 27 – August 21           


Registration Deadline: June 1        
Session: June 8 – June 29           


Registration Deadline: May 4        
 May 11 – June 29

Gentle Yoga

Session: May 12 – June 2  & May 14 – June 4               

Special Yoga Event: Restorative Yoga with Beth       

Session: June 1                       

NEW! Fitness hour with Ildiko       

Session: June 4 – June 25    

NEW!! Beginning Drawing

Session: July 1 – Aug. 5    

NEW!! Advanced Drawing

Session:  July 18                   

NEW!! Beginning Watercolors

Session: July 9 – Aug. 13 

NEW!! Intermediate/Advanced Watercolors

Session: August 1

FREE Fit Club      

Session: June 3 – July 1       

For a complete list of our Summer classes click here.



For more youth programs this Summer, 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. 

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 7-11)      
Putting kids in Tae Kwon Do will help their grades and their behavior. Not only will kids be able to protect themselves from strangers, but they will also learn respect, discipline, and self-control. 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. Registration Deadline:
June 15

Session                    Location               Day/Time                   Fee: $80

June 22 - Aug 12    Senior Center           Mondays            
                                Comm Room        4:30-5:15 p.m.

Self Defense for Girls (Ages 12 -18)   
This course is designed specifically for girls in Middle School and High School ages 12 -18. The program will focus on awareness, prevention, reducing your risks, and avoiding risks. Registration Deadline: June 1

Session                    Location               Day/Time                   Fee: $25

June 8 - June 22      Senior Center           Mondays            
                                 Comm Room        5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

Birdhouses (Ages 3-5)     

Session: May 21            
Registration Deadline: May 14

Little Crafters (Ages 3-5)   

Session: May 19 & May 26           
Registration Deadline: May 12

For a complete list of our Summer classes click here.

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