Where in the Parks am I?

Urbandale Parks & Recreation and the Parks Advocacy Coalition are partnering to introduce a new program to promote the many beautiful parks in Urbandale. (The Parks Advocacy Coalition is a group of volunteers whose mission is to improve, promote, and preserve parks in Urbandale.)

How do I participate in "Where in the Parks am I"?

From May to October 2020, we will be featuring different parks and encouraging everyone to get outside and enjoy the 56 parks and more than 50 miles of trails Urbandale offers!

Each month we will feature a different park in Urbandale, and challenge participants to try to guess which park we’re highlighting. At the start of every week (usually on Mondays) we’ll provide a new clue and photo on Facebook about the park we’re highlighting. At the end of the month, you’ll have the ability to guess which park we are featuring. If you figure it out, submit your answer to us online via this form, and you’ll have a chance to win a prize!

A random drawing from the correct entries each month will determine that month’s winner.

Monthly prize opportunities include gift cards to local businesses, Parks & Recreation classes, Parks & Recreation t-shirts, and even a wagon ride at the Polk County Equestrian Center!

May: Clue #1

Go west to find my meandering curves. Some have been left behind and no more can go with the rest of the flow.  But they are here for all to see, and wonder what they use to be.

Where in the Parks Am I? - May Clue #1

May: Clue #2

From where you are parked, gaze to the West. To the right, the children frolic and play. To the left my story will be told. On this board you will see how I was and what I am now. At the bottom you will see those partners who helped bring you here and create the scene you behold.  

May Clue 2

May: Clue #3

Although my features are old in nature, my boundaries are new. Look to the West to find me. A bright colored flower as tall as a tree you will see. Enter past this colored piece of art to find a place to park.

May Clue #3

May: Clue #4

I am new to “Parks and Rec”, although my features are old and meandering. Where Hawks, Jays, and Finches fly; “watch out” “duck”, bright-colored discs seeking their steely nests I spy. 

May Clue #4