Walker Johnston Softball Field Rentals

WJ Softball field rentals

Walker Johnston Softball Complex is located at 9000 Douglas Avenue in Urbandale. Four (4) fields are available for rental. The City of Urbandale manages and operates the Walker Johnston Softball complex and rents out the fields for tournament and non-tournament play. See below for rental reservation information for the season.

Questions can be directed to the City of Urbandale’s Park and Recreation Department at 515-331-6783 or cbarkema@urbandale.org.

Updated: 1/02/24  Policies and procedures for reserving the Walker Johnston fields in  2024 

             Monday, March 25 - Sunday, October 20, 2023: The available rental season

  • Thursday, February 8, 2024: The first day to reserve the fields. No in-person reservations will be taken. On this day, reservations will ONLY be taken via phone starting at 12:00am (midnight) to 515-331-6783. Please leave your name, team name and phone number on the message and staff will return calls, starting at 7:00am, in the order they were received. Reservations will be handled on a first come first serve basis. Please have specific days and times ready. All groups are limited to a maximum of 4 hours per week. Deadline for payment for reservations made on this date is Friday, February 9.
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  • Thursday, February 8 - Thursday, February 22, 2024: All groups are limited to a maximum of 4 hours per week. 
  • Have alternate dates and times available: After the first 4 or 5 teams book their practices, Tuesday and Thursday nights will be filled.  The most available times each year are before 6pm and after 9pm. The most open days each year are Mondays, followed by Wednesdays. 
  • Friday, February 23, 2024: The restriction of 4 hour per week of reservations is lifted. At that time, all groups can reserve as many times as are still available.

Weekday Walker Johnston Park Sports Complex Facility Use Policy

All payments are due at the time of reservation. 

Credit/Debit Card Service Fee: Effective January 28, 2019, a service fee of 3.95% will apply to all in-office and over-the-phone credit/debit card transactions with the City of Urbandale. To avoid the service fee, simply make your field reservation from your own computer, or pay by check or cash in office.

Urbandale Parks and Recreation
3600 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: 515-278-3963
Fax: 515-278-8356
cbarkema@urbandale.org, parks-rec@urbandale.org
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday


Non-Tournament Rates:

Rentals available Sundays - Thursdays. Please see calendar for availability .
Times start and end on the hour, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Last rental begins at 9:00 p.m. 

  • Field Hourly Rate: $37 / hour
  • Field Light Usage: $22 per field / per hour
  • Scoreboard Usage: $10 per field / per day

Full payment is due at the time of reservation. **Please see above for Credit/Debit Card Service fee.

Tournament Rates:

Rentals available Fridays - Sundays.

  • Fridays 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $ 400 for 4 fields
  • Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. $ 600 for 4 fields
  • Sundays  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $ 600 for 4 fields

Tournament Rental Agreement

Tournament rentals require an additional, refundable security / damage deposit of $400 per tournament.
Full payment is due at the time of reservation. For more information or to schedule a tournament, please contact Chris Barkema, Recreation Coordinator at 515-331-6783 or at cbarkema@urbandale.org

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