Community Room

7/10/2020 COVID-19 UPDATE:  New rentals will be taken only for September 1st or after.  The City of Urbandale has also imposed a 50% capacity restriction on all facility rentals through December 31, 2020.  Maximum of 92 people inside the Community Room at any given time.  Questions?  Call 515-278-3963

9/1/2020 COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to COVID-19, procedures for 2021 facility reservations have changed.  Please see below under "When Can I Rent for 2021?"


Available for rent Friday - Sunday and Holidays

The Community Room at the Senior Recreation Center is one of three enclosed facilities available for rent. The Community Room is a perfect place to hold a family gathering, a wedding reception or a business meeting. The space can accommodate up to 185 people and has approximately 15, 8-foot rectangular tables and 4, 6-foot rectangular tables, and 185 chairs. A commercial kitchen is available to meet all your meal/catering needs. The room is also heated and air conditioned. The Community Room is located in the Senior Recreation Center, at 7305 Aurora Avenue.

Click here for a video tour of the Community Room.

Availability Calendar:

To view the availability of this rental facility check the online calendar or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 515-278-3963. The Community Room is not available for rent Monday - Thursday.

All times slots include your set-up and clean-up time.

Friday Rental Rates

  • 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - $300 resident, $340 nonresident  

Saturday - Sunday Rental Rates (and Holidays) 

  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $350 resident, $390 nonresident
  • 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - $300 resident, $340 nonresident
  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. - $600 resident, $640 nonresident. 

How Do I Rent?
Community Room rentals must be done in person at the Parks and Recreation office at 3600 86th Street. Office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. The full rental fee, plus a $200 refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation. The deposit is refunded 2 weeks after the rental, providing all the rules and regulations are followed. If the reservation is made less than two weeks before the rental date, the full amount must be paid in cash or by credit card.

For more information, click on a sample contract for the Community Room or a diagram of the room set-up.

Credit/Debit Card Service Fees - Effective January, 2019
Please be aware that a non-refundable credit/debit card service fee of 3.95% applies to all in-office and over-the phone credit/debit card transactions with the City of Urbandale (including Parks and Recreation). To avoid the credit card transaction fee, simply pay by check or cash in office. Watch our website for further updates. Thank you!

When can I rent for 2021?  Updated 9/1/2020

Due to COVID-19, Urbandale Parks and Recreation procedures for 2021 facility reservations have changed:

Residents of Urbandale may begin making reservations (for rentals through 2021) beginning on October 1, 2020. However, in-person reservations are not accepted as city offices and buildings continue to be closed to the public. 

In order to reserve for 2021, residents of Urbandale can call our office at 515-278-3963 and leave a message, any time after 12:01 am on Thursday, October 1.  Messages will be returned in the order that they are received.  Please allow staff 1-2 business days to return your message.

You must include the following information in your message:

  • Name
  • Best way to contact you (best phone number)
  • E-mail address
  • Requested facility
  • Requested date and time 
  • Alternative date/time/facility if your 1st choice is unavailable. 

Non-residents may begin making reservations on January 4, 2021. Contact the Urbandale Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963 with any questions.

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