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!


Due to the observance of increased mosquito activity and an increase in resident requests we will be scheduling fogging treatments for mosquitoes in parks and greenbelt areas beginning the week of August 8th. The treatments are contingent on favorable weather conditions, no wind or rain. Treatments will begin at dusk and last until midnight. Residents may request to not have treatments performed in their specific location by calling 331-6799 or 331-6759 and leave a message, or email Kevin James at

2016 Fall Guide

Fall 2016 Program Guide registration begins on Tuesday, August 9th.

Printed copies of the New Fall Program Guide will officially be available on Tuesday, August 9th as well.

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Upcoming Events

Red Hot Days of August

On Friday, August 12, anyone wearing red gets in FREE for Public Recreation Swim!

Celebrate the Groundbreaking of the Urbandale Miracle League Field & All-Inclusive Playground!

Join us Tuesday, August 16, at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy a picnic dinner of hotdogs, popcorn and refreshments! Located at Northview Park (Urbandale Little League Fields) 78th Street and I-80/35

Fall Frenzy!

Bring your family for a day of fun on Sunday, October 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Located at Giovannetti Community Shelter in Walker Johnston park. 

Grandparents are FREE with a Paid Grandchild

On Sunday, September 11, grandparents get in FREE for Public Recreation Swim with a paid grandchild admission!