Parks & Recreation

Having fun and learning something new, that’s what we hope to provide for you and your family. We encourage you to browse our programs, use our facilities, or just relax at a park. Urbandale offers many beautiful parks and outdoor recreational opportunities around almost every corner! We invite you to get out and enjoy one of our 57 parks, 50+ miles of trails, and more than 1,000 acres of parkland. Urbandale is also home to a bustling Senior Recreation Center, numerous sports fields, indoor/outdoor shelters, and facilities for rent.

Fall/Winter 2022 Registration Opened on September 1

Classes, events, and programs are available both virtually and in-person. Take a look at our listing of e-Sports, Youth Programs, Adult Programs, Adaptive Programs, and Senior Programs

Youth Programs

From computer programming to arts and crafts, we're sure to have classes, program, and events that your child will love! Check out the entire listing of youth programs here. Don't delay, classes and programs fill very quickly! 


Electronic Sports (e-Sports) is a form of competition using video games. Urbandale offers organized, multiplayer video game competitions, individually or as teams. Although organized competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s, when participation by professional gamers and spectatorship in these events through live streaming saw a large surge in popularity.

Adult Programs

From indoor volleyball to yoga, we have the adult classes and programs to help you relax, unwind, learn something new, or just have some fun! 

Senior Programs

The Senior Recreation Center provides a safe, welcoming, and energizing environment where our community’s adults 55 and over can enhance their quality of life by engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle. Urbandale is committed to its senior citizens and our Senior Recreation Center is a great example of how our community makes good on that commitment!  Learn more and register for programs here.