Adult Programs (Fall/Winter)

Accessible Yoga for Your Body 

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: October 2, November 6, December 11

All-Natural Soap Making (ages 16+) - $55       

Explore the art and science of making handcrafted, all-natural soap using the cold process method. Select from a variety of plant-based oils, all natural essential oils and dried botanicals to decorate your soap.  Each person will create over 2 pounds of soap which comes out to about 8-10 bars. Due to the use of Lye in the soap making process, long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are required. A mask is also highly encouraged for this class when working with lye. All supplies and ingredients will be provided. Min. 2 - Max 6.  Instructor: Alex Lihs. Registration Deadlines: November 5, January 13 

Candle Making Event! (Ages 18+) - $40

Come and enjoy making your very own candle! Candle Bar DSM is having a onetime event for candle making. Choose from over 90+ scents, which you will be able to blend as you wish! Each participant will be given a 14.5 oz candle that they will be able to bring home with them. Candles must sit overnight, so you will have to come back another time to pick them up. Min/10 participants. Registration Deadline: November 8


Candle Making (age 16+) - $55    

Come enjoy a night out making candles for yourself or make one as a gift! Each person gets to create 2 candles with the option to add on extras. You get to select from a variety of candle vessels ranging in design and color. We use 100% Soy Wax. Our selection of over 50+ scents range from Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and Fragrances that are phthalate-free. The workshop lasts 1.5 hours, but your candle will need an extra 2-3 hours to cure. You are welcome to pick up your candle later in the day. Min. 2 - Max 10.  Instructor: Alex Lihs. Registration Deadline: December 8 


Coed Volleyball League - Winter - $275

Join your friends for the fall season of Coed Volleyball in Urbandale!  We will play an eight week schedule with a season ending tournament in November.  Please specify which league you are interested in at registration.  Games will be played on Sundays.  Games will start anywhere between 6:30-8:30 and last 45 minutes.   Double-headers are possible, depending upon number of teams registered.

Intermediate League - For participants who have played in organized leagues and their skills have progressed beyond a beginner level.  Participants that play at this level have a reasonable knowledge of the rules. Teams serve underhand & overhand, but do not have any jump serves. Teams usually have a bump, set, hit strategy, but may not always coordinate all three for every play.  Teams keep the ball in play due to their athletic ability or their years of experience.  (Please note this is not a beginner league.)

Advanced League - For players with a thorough understanding of the game.   Players whose passing, setting or hitting skills are better than intermediate level and performed somewhat consistently. Teams usually have an offense-dominated game that includes designated setters. Includes a good amount of spiking and blocking.  Registration Deadline: November 26

NO LEAGUE PLAY on 12/24, 12/31, 1/14, 2/11


Coffee & Candles (ages 16+) - $25

Come enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea and create your own 15oz candle! We use pure soy wax and have over 50 different fragrances for you to select from. All supplies and drinks provided! Candles will need 2 hours to cool and can be picked up later in the day. Min. 2 - Max 10. Instructor: Alex Lihs. Registration Deadlines:  October 3, December 7


Dance Fitness - $38

Everybody and Every Body!    Each Dance Fitness class is designed to bring people together to sweat on it.  We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  Super effective?  Check.   Super Fun?  Check and check.  A total body workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, and boosted energy plus a serious dose of awesome each time you leave a class. Min 6/Max 20. Instructor: Angel Zimmer. Registration Deadlines: September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26, January 30, February 27


Drop-In Pickleball - Adult - $35      

Need somewhere to play pickleball during the winter?  Or looking to do something fun on Sunday afternoons, when you can't get outside.  Join our drop in pickleball group. Maximum of 25 participants - so sign up early! NO DROP-IN on: November 26, December 24, December 31, January 14, and February 11. Registration Deadline: October 29


Good Nutrition on a Budget - $3

Learn strategies to plan menus, save money on food expenses, incorporate new ideas into your diet, and get active while exploring the Spend Smart Eat Smart website and app Instructor: Tom Keinert, ISU Extension Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. Min 6/ Max 15. Registration Deadline: December 28


Men's Basketball Leagues - $450

Want to play some hoops this winter? Then this is the league for you and your friends. Maximum of 30 teams - so sign up early! We will play a 8-week season with a season ending tournament.  Please specify which league you are interested in at registration (A or B).  Please register captain's name only. NO LEAGUE PLAY on 12/24, 12/31, 1/14, 2/11. Registration Deadline: November 26

Money Smart - $3     

Money Smart: Prioritizing Bills, Credit, and Debt. Take control of your finances, even when money is short. Worry less when you learn to prioritize bills, protect your credit, and manage debt.  Min 6/ Max 15 Instructor: Ryan Stuart, ISU Extension Human Sciences Specialist, Family Wellbeing. Registration Deadlines: October 1, February 4


New Year’s Family Kit - $30

Countdown to 2024 has begun! What better way to ring in the New Year than having fun with the family? The Urbandale Parks and Recreation department is here to help! With our New Year's Family Kits, you can have fun in the comfort of your own home. For just $30, you will get all the supplies needed to welcome in 2024. Our kits offer masks, hats, noise makers, snacks, and activities for the whole family to be a part of! If your New Year's resolution is to spend more time with family, then this is perfect for you.  Registration Deadline: December 23rd

Yoga Basics With Beth - $40

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. Instructor: Beth Damm. NO CLASS: November 22. Registration Deadline: One week before class begins

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. Instructor: Beth Damm. NO CLASS: October 12, November 23. Registration Deadline: One week before class begins