Adult Programs (Spring/Summer)

Whether you're looking to improve your health and wellness, try something new, or just enjoy the beautiful outdoors, we have something to suit your interests. Our classes and events are a great way to meet new people and make lasting memories. Registration is easy and convenient - simply click on the "registration deadline" link after each class description to sign up online (or call our office). Our programs are open to all, so bring a friend and share the experience.

Accessible Yoga for Your Body

Accessible Yoga for Your Body - $36

Are you experiencing physical challenges with the body and think that means you cannot practice yoga? Let me introduce you to Accessible Yoga! This is yoga that welcomes bodies of all ages, sizes, shapes, abilities and backgrounds. This is yoga for those experiencing physical limitations, injury, chronic illness, living in a larger body, physical disability, mobility and balance concerns, or healing after a surgery. This is YOUR yoga. Registration Deadlines: March 4, April 1, May 6

 Knox Dog Training

All Breed Dog Obedience - $230

Brought to you by All Breed Dog Obedience! Dogs will learn heeling on a loose lead, auto-sit, sit stay, down, down stay, and the “Leave It” Command. Class will include distraction resistant exercises and socialization. Classes are open to ALL breeds of dog (8 weeks of age or older) and last 45 minutes. Registration Deadline: May 5

CRP AED First Aid

CPR/AED & First Aid Training (ages 18+) - $95

Are you prepared to make a difference in case of an emergency? Our CPR/AED & First Aid class equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to be a lifesaver when it matters most. Whether you're a concerned parent, teacher, student, caregiver, or simply someone who wants to be better prepared, this class is your gateway to confidence in the face of adversity. Registration Deadlines: April 8, June 10

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Cooking for 1 Or 2 / ISU Extension (ages 18+) - $5

One and two-person households are the fastest-growing segment of the population. Learn to use MyPlate for meal planning and unpack our toolbox of tips for planning, shopping, and preparing well-balanced meals. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu.  Registration Deadline: August 20

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Exercise Your Independence / ISU Extension - $5

Physical activity is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. Learn about tips to stay active when you are busy and strategies to fit physical activity into a busy schedule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu.  Registration Deadline: May 14

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Preserve the Taste of Summer / ISU Extension - $12

Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat? Preserve it! It's not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods. You'll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home in this introductory course. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu.  Registration Deadline: July 9

ZUMBA

SHiNE Dance Fitness - $38

SHiNE Dance Fitness™ brings original routines to life using hit music and choreography for all abilities. Rooted in jazz, ballet and hip-hop, this workout gives you a creative outlet to escape from daily stress. Each class includes the perfect balance of high-cardio and toning to ensure you receive a full-body workout with real results. SHiNE is a mood-lifting experience that leaves you feeling capable, confident and connected to a supportive community.  Registration Deadlines: March 26, April 30, May 28, July 2, July 30, August 27

Summer Coed Sand Volleyball League

Summer Coed Sand Volleyball League - $150

Bring out your winter team and dig your feet in the sand!  If you enjoy recreational volleyball, the outdoors, and fun in the sun, the Urbandale Coed Sand Volleyball league is for you.  We will play on Tuesday OR Thursday nights.  Registration Deadline: May 27

Improv

World of Improv Class! (ages 18+) - $220

Welcome to the world of Improv! Our beginner improv class is the perfect place to start your improvisation journey. Boost your confidence, enhance your communication skills, or simply have a lot of fun! this class provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Through a series of fun and interactive exercises, you'll learn the fundamentals of improvisation, including how to think on your feet, create spontaneous scenes, and connect with your fellow performers. Our supportive and experienced instructors guides you every step of the way, ensuring that you have a positive and enjoyable learning experience. Get ready to tap into your creativity, embrace the unknown, and discover the joy of improvisation! Participants need to bring an open mind, a desire to try something new, and permission to have fun!  Registration Deadline: May 16

Yoga Basics with Beth

Yoga Basics With Beth - $32

Discover your strength, flexibility, and balance while you learn to decrease stress through movement and relaxation. This class series is designed for the absolute beginner. In the classes, you will experience gentle warm-ups and receive step-by-step instructions for yoga postures and basic relaxation techniques. Your questions and interaction will be welcome. Whether your intention is to maintain wellness, seek a healing refuge from all of the business in your life, or learn how to grow personally or spiritually, now is the time to honor your intention. Please bring a yoga mat as well as a firm blanket or beach towel. Registration Deadline: One week before class begins.

Yoga 3

Yoga With Beth - $40

The purpose of yoga is to soothe the inner spirit by calming the mind and body. Yoga poses help slow us down and we naturally become more focused and relaxed. As students grow in their yoga experience, the poses become more challenging, allowing the body to grow stronger and more limber. At any level, the benefits of yoga are the same-stronger muscular endurance, sharpened mental clarity, deeper flexibility, improved circulation and immunity and above all a heightened sense of well-being. Let yoga start you on a journey you can enjoy for a lifetime-body, mind and spirit! This class is for active individuals who are injury-free. Registration Deadline: One week before class begins.

Family Archery

Family Archery Class (child Must Be Over 8) - $26

Archery, Give it a "shot".  Have you thought about trying archery, but you don't have any equipment?  Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try.  We will provide the bow, arrows, and instruction for you to try this exciting sport.  One child and one adult per group.  Fee is for both Adult and Child - please register under ADULT name, and enter in child's name when prompted. Registration Deadline: May 6

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Mayor's Bike Ride - FREE

Come join us for the Mayor's Bike Ride!  Please join our Mayor, Bob Andeweg for a bike ride, beginning at the Large Shelter at Walnut Creek Regional Park, 4100 Walnut Creek Park Road. Donuts and coffee available starting at 8:00 a.m. Bike Ride begins at 9:00am. End time is dependent on what route you choose. Two bike routes to choose from: Family and Long. Pre-registration is encouraged, but registration is also available at the event. Registration Deadline: May 16

Scavenger Hunt in the Park

Summer Park Scavenger Hunt - FREE

Urbandale Parks and Recreation has 57 parks within the city limits.  Do you know where they are?  How many have you been too?  What is unique about each park?  Spend the summer with your family exploring as many of those 57 parks as you can.  Register for the Summer Scavenger Hunt by Friday, May 24.  You will receive a list of clues with one specific detail of each park.  You will need to complete the list and email it back to cbarkema@urbandale.org by Sunday, September 1.  All correct Summer Scavenger Hunt lists will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes. Registration Deadline: May 24

Miracle Field

Miracle League - Spring (ages 5+) - FREE

The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 - 18 and adults 19 and older.  The Miracle League is just like baseball.  Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs! But there are a few differences in how the game is played, click the registration link to learn more. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches. Registration Deadline: April 15

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Miracle League - Fall (ages 5+) - FREE

The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 - 18 and adults 19 and older.  The Miracle League is just like baseball.  Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs!  There are a few differences in how the game is played, click the registration link to learn more. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches. Registration Deadline:  August 14