Senior Recreation Center

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Update: May 21, 2020 - Urbandale Extending Closures and Announcing New Cancellations

The City of Urbandale is extending closures and announcing new cancellations due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • The Urbandale Indoor Swimming Pool and Senior Recreation Center will remain closed until at least July 6, 2020.
  • All in-person Parks and Recreation Programs are canceled through at least June 14, 2020.
  • Virtual programming opportunities can be found at https://www.urbandale.org/170/Parks-Recreation.

The following park amenities remain closed until at least June 14, 2020:

  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • All City-owned sports fields
  • Walker Johnston Skate Park
  • Indoor and Outdoor Shelter and facility rentals

Parks and trails continue to be open, but social distancing is required. Avoid groups of people and crowded areas. If a public space can’t be enjoyed safely, go home or discover a new park. While visiting any public space, use your best judgment and act responsibly; bring your own sanitation supplies with you and adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you do not feel well or have been sick, stay home.

The City of Urbandale will be complying with all directives from the Governor’s Office, the State Department of Health, and Federal health officials when it comes to the reopening of City services. City facilities will gradually reopen as conditions warrant, a reopen date is still being evaluated. For the most up-to-date information visit www.urbandale.org/COVID-19.

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Our Facebook page is updated daily with opportunities and ideas to stay engaged at home. We are working to provide seniors everywhere with content and connections as they stay home, and stay safe. 

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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!

Daily Activities

The Urbandale Senior Recreation Center offers activities Monday through Friday. Included are fitness activities, art classes, games, senior singers, yoga and more.

Newsletter

The Urbandale Senior Recreation Center’s newsletter is a Bimonthly newsletter. Read the latest edition.

Classes & Programs

The Urbandale Senior Recreation Center offers something for everyone. Like to sing - we have the Senior Singers. Into Bridge - join a workshop or tournament. Interested in learning to master different technologies - try our instructional classes.

SHIIP LogoSenior Health Insurance Information Program

Volunteers offer Medicare enrollment assistance by appointment. 515-278-3907.

Fitness Room

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

Billiards Room

Two pool tables are available for use on a first come-first play basis. Cues are available for your use as well.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is available for independent use during regular center hours, unless there is a class or seminar in session (please call ahead to check schedule).

Transportation

The Urbandale Community Action Network provides free, limited transportation for Urbandale seniors in need. Visit www.UrbandaleNetwork.org or call the Urbandale Community Action Network at 515-278-3999 to receive an application.

  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.

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

    Saturday - Sunday
    Closed