Senior Recreation Center

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!

The programs and services offered by the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center that help keep life interesting, enriching, and fun are certainly no secret. With over 40,000 in attendance each year, these seniors certainly challenge the idea that growing old means slowing down!

What's Happening

Please check out the current newsletter and calendars to see what we have going on. Give us a call at 515-278-3907 or email us at with any questions!

Arts & Crafts

Take a class to learn something new like painting or cardmaking, or join the Needlers, which is a social group that gathers and works on their latest projects at the same time.

Cards & Games

Several different groups meet throughout the week. Try your hand at Bridge or Cribbage, or take some time to play Mahjongg.

Computer, Internet, & Printing Services

Computers and wireless printing services are available for public use when the room does not have a class in session. Black & white copies/prints are $0.10 per sheet. 

Day Trips and Tours

Looking to get away for the day? Day trips are booked throughout the year and are always popular. Join us for a trip to the Iowa Capitol or for lunch with our Dining Club.

Educational Classes

Topics vary from technology to history to nutrition. If you love to learn, take a look at our newsletter for current offerings.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to Urbandale residents. If you have a financial hardship that prevents you from registering for a class, please reach out for more information.

Fitness Equipment

Treadmills, Nu-Steps, recumbent elliptical, and recumbent bicycle are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Fitness Classes

Classes are offered in monthly sessions. Registration is now open for December classes. Registration for January, February, and March classes will open on December 1 at 8 am. Registration is required, along with a registration fee to reserve your place in a class. Payment is due at the time of registration. Click here to register. If your preferred class is full, please add your name to the waitlist. This will help us determine interest and plan additional classes. See the links above for our current class schedules. 

Game Room: Pool & Shuffleboard

Access is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check the posted room calendar or call for specific room availability. 

Health Clinic

A monthly health service provided by EveryStep includes nail trim/foot care, blood sugar, and blood pressure testing. Information on booking an appointment is available in the newsletter.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the USRC will follow the Urbandale School District for closures and delays. Closures and delayed openings will be posted on our website, Facebook Page, and our voicemail. Automated calls will no longer be utilized. Participants should check one of the listed communication channels when weather conditions warrant.


Join the Music Mixer group to share your talent on an instrument, or just come listen. Live concerts are also offered throughout the year. See the newsletter for current offerings.

Recreation--Indoor and Outdoor

Hiking, Pickleball, Bocce, Shuffleboard, Tai Chi, and more! We have all sorts of opportunities for you to participate, whether recreationally or competitively. The Game Room has pool and shuffleboard tables available for drop-in use as well. Check the newsletter for the latest offerings.

Refund Policy

To be eligible for a program/activity refund, you must cancel by the registration deadline. After that, no refunds will be given unless the program or class is canceled or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Volunteers offer Medicare enrollment assistance by phone and in-person by appointment. Please call 515-278-3907 to schedule.

Special Events

Several events are held throughout the year. Take a look at the newsletter for information on our Winter Party, Holiday Meal, or Mini Golf event.

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The Urbandale Community Action Network provides free, limited transportation for Urbandale seniors in need. Visit or call the Urbandale Community Action Network at 515-334-2632 to receive an application.

Contact Us

  1. 7305 Aurora Avenue
    Urbandale, IA 50322
    Phone: 515-278-3907

    (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday

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