Parks & Recreation

Urbandale Parks and Recreation is dedicated to helping residents and neighbors stay fit, active, and healthy so everyone can enjoy the rich quality of life our community has to offer. 

We offer adult & youth classes, a public indoor swimming pool, and a Senior Center with activities and FUN for the whole family!

2017 Summer Guide

Registration will open on
Tuesday, March 28

Click the image at right to view our complete on-line guide.


USA Softball to Cease Operations for 2017

The City of Urbandale has made arrangements to manage and operate the Walker Johnston Softball complex and will rent out the fields for tournament and non-tournament play for the 2017 season. Starting March 1, 2017, the City will begin taking rental reservations for use of the fields from April 3 to October 15, 2017.

Questions regarding rental opportunities can be directed to the City of Urbandale’s Park and Recreation Department at 515-278-3963 or

More information can be found here.

Tie Dye Arts IN THE PARK – April 12

Wednesday, April 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your own t-shirt, socks, shorts, etc. to tie dye! Ages 6-11. Register by April 5.

The Great Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15th at 10 a.m. Hunt for eggs, candy & prizes at this FREE event! Located at Giovannetti Community Shelter, Walker Johnston Park 8, 900 Douglas Avenue. Ages 10 and under.

Mother/Daughter Tea – May 13

Saturday, May 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. Come celebrate the girls in your life by joining us for a Mother/Daughter tea party and decorating a May Basket.
Register by May 8.