General Information & Hours

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

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

Times may vary due to holidays and/or special events.

Current Hours

Public Recreational Swimming:
Monday - Thursday: 7PM - 8:30PM  
Saturday & Sunday: 1PM - 4PM 

Cardio / Lap Swim:
Monday - Friday: 5:45AM - 7:30AM
Daily: Noon - 1PM
Monday - Thursday: 5PM - 7PM 

Senior Lap Swim (50+ years):
Monday - Friday: 11AM - Noon

Wading Pools

The wading pools are closed for the season. Urbandale has two wading pools for children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible person at least 14 years of age.  Swim diapers are required when using these pools.  The wading pools will not open if there is a 60% chance or higher expectation of thunderstorms in the forecast or if the temperature is below 70° at 10:00 a.m.

Lions Park (72nd St. & Prairie Ave.) Children 6 yrs. and under

  • Dates:  Summer ONLY
  • Hours: Weekdays from 12:30 - 4 PM
  • Fee: FREE

Aquatic Playground (7021 Aurora Ave.) Children 10 yrs. and under

  • Dates: Summer ONLY
  • Hours: Daily from 1 - 4 PM & Weekdays: 7 - 8:30 PM
  • Fee: $5 (3 & over); Free (2 & under with paid adult)


Payment accepted by cash, check, or credit/debit cards. (Processing fees may apply.)

Single Admission

(Anyone Entering the Pool Area) 
2 years of age & under: FREE with paid adult
3 years of age & older: $5

Please enter pool area through the locker room. Taking a shower prior to entering the pool is required by Federal and State regulations for all patrons. No access to the pool area is allowed through the side emergency exit. No food or drink allowed in the locker rooms.

Groups with 10 or more are welcome. Email for more information on discounted rates.

Annual Pass

(From Date of Purchase) 
Resident Individual: $135
Non-Resident Individual: $165
Resident Family: $225
Non-Resident Family: $275
20% discount off fitness classes with Annual Pass. 


Bring your own lock to lock a locker. Please remove the lock when finished each day. If you forget a padlock, you can purchase one at the pool for $5.

Inclement Weather Closings

Whenever the Urbandale Community School District closes due to inclement weather, the indoor pool will also close. In the event that school is not in session and the weather is questionable, the answering machine at the pool (515-278-3959) will announce if the pool is closed. The wading pools will not open if there is a 60% chance or higher expectation of thunderstorms in the forecast or if the temperature is below 70° at 10:00 a.m.

The Gift of Giving!

Sponsor a child with the gift of life learning to swim. With each $50 donation, an Urbandale child in need will receive a scholarship for swimming lessons. If you are interested in donating $50 for a child to take swimming lessons, please stop by the pool today or go to our registration page to donate online.

Swimming Pool Refund Policy

To be eligible for a refund you must cancel at least 7 days before the first class meeting (14 days prior for pool rentals). After that, NO REFUNDS will be given unless:

  • The program or class is canceled.
  • The participant is unable to participate because of unforeseen medical reasons. The refund will then be prorated based on the number of classes attended. If more than 50% of the program has been completed, no refund will be issued.

Refunds will not be issued for circumstances beyond our control, i.e. weather or electrical outages. Please allow three weeks for a refund to be processed.

Office Hours

A manager is present every time the pool is open to the public.

Contact Us

Urbandale Indoor Public Swimming Pool

7201 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: 515-278-3959