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!

Re-Opening Update Friday, May 7: Urbandale Senior Recreation Center to increase in-person offerings

We are excited to expand our in-person programs and amenities. Social distancing is currently required at all in-person USRC programming. Masks are required at indoor programs and highly encouraged at outdoor programming. We are working to provide a wide variety of programs that we can offer in compliance with current health guidelines. In addition, many of our current offerings on Zoom will continue.

Please check out the April/May edition of the Senior Newsletter for information on our current operations or our June/July edition of the Senior Newsletter for what is coming up next month. We look forward to having you join us when you are comfortable! 

Computer, Internet, & Printing Services

Access is available beginning June 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. Room capacity is limited. Masks and social distancing are required. Please limit usage to 1 hour.

Digital and Pick-Up Programming 

The Urbandale Senior Recreation Center is offering at-home, and digital program options including craft kits and Zoom classes. Please see the newsletter for current offerings.

Fitness Equipment

Treadmills, Nu-Steps, recumbent elliptical, and recumbent bicycle are available. Capacity is limited in each of our 2 fitness rooms. To use the room in May, please call us at 515-278-3907 to make a reservation. In June, rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to the posted room capacity. Masks and social distancing are required. Please limit usage to 1 hour.

Fitness Classes (registration is now required)

Our next session of fitness classes runs from June 1-August 6. Registration opens Tuesday, May 18 at 8:30am. In-person classes will be offered indoors and outdoors. In order to follow current health guidelines, it is necessary to limit capacity in these classes. 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 beginning May 18. If your preferred class is full, please put your name on the waitlist. This will help us determine interest and plan additional classes. We are continuing to offer several classes on Zoom at no charge. See the newsletter for class schedule. Social distancing is required. Masks are required at indoor classes and highly encouraged at outdoor classes.

Fitness Memberships Ending

When the building closed in March 2020, all active fitness memberships were put on hold. Now that we are resuming in-person fitness operations, but on a fee-based model, we have applied a credit to all fitness members' accounts for the balance of your fitness membership. You may use these credits to register for future programs. If you would prefer to receive a refund, please contact us. If you have questions about your credit, we're happy to help, just give us a call. 

Game Room: Pool & Shuffleboard

Access is available beginning June 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. Room capacity is limited to one group of 4 people (one table) at a time. Masks and social distancing are required. Please limit usage to 1 hour.

Health Clinic

A monthly health service provided by EveryStep including: nail trim/foot care, blood sugar, and blood pressure testing. Call 515-278-3907 to make an appointment. A health screen will be conducted and masks and social distancing are required.

Outdoor Recreation

Registration is open for several outdoor recreation programs including Learn to Play Bocce Ball and our Cornhole League. Click here to register. Social distancing is required and masks are highly encouraged.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

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

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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 515-278-3999 to receive an application.

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  1. Urbandale Senior Recreation Center

    Physical Address
    7305 Aurora Avenue
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3907

    Hours (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or as programmed

    Saturday - Sunday