Parks & Recreation

Social Distance In Parks

Update: Thursday, March 19: Parks, Trails, Classes, and Spring Cleanup

Parks and Trails Remain Open
Urbandale parks, trails, and outdoor shelters are open and can be used at your comfort level. Please note that we don’t sanitize outdoor play structures, playgrounds or equipment. Additional information on best practices for keeping you and your family safe can be found online at the CDC website. Restrooms and water fountains in all parks continue to be closed. Canceling outings and avoiding social contact can be frustrating and difficult amid the spread of coronavirus, but you can still safely enjoy being outdoors at one of the 56 public parks, 36 playgrounds, or 50 miles of paved trails in Urbandale. We encourage people to practice appropriate social distancing and following all the CDC guidelines when it comes to safely interacting with other people. 

Parks & Recreation programs and summer registration suspended until further notice:
In an ongoing effort to keep our residents and patrons safe, we have suspended all Parks & Recreation, Indoor Pool, and Senior Recreation Center classes until further notice. Summer registration for all Parks & Recreation classes, events, programs, and swim lessons are also postponed until further notice.

Spring Clean Up Suspended
The Spring Cleanup Program originally scheduled for Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24 has been temporarily suspended. This is a very popular program and we will announce a new date soon. You can find more information regarding Spring Cleanup (and many other popular city services and programs) in your water bill, on social media, and right here on the Urbandale website.

Update: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 11:30 AM: All Parks & Recreation Classes/Events Suspended 

As the spread of the virus continues to evolve, residents should expect other changes in services as the City’s response to the COVID-19 virus is implemented. Your health and safety continues to be our most important priority, and we remain committed to keeping you up to date on the actions we are taking as the situation develops.

  • All Parks & Recreation programs, classes, lessons, and events at all facilities have been suspended through Sunday, April 12.
  • All Parks & Recreation facility rentals are canceled through Sunday, April 12.
  • Walker Johnston Regional Park softball and baseball fields are closed through Sunday, April 12.
  • The seasonal opening of park restrooms and drinking fountains will be delayed through Sunday, April 12.
  • The Senior Recreation Center, Indoor Public Pool, Lions Park Shelter, and Giovannetti Community Shelter are closed through Sunday, April 12.

We will keep you updated should further actions or cancellations be required. Please continue to refer to this webpage for the most up-to-date information.

  1. Jan Herke

    Director of Parks & Recreation

  2. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3963

    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.