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2017 Summer Guide

Summer 2017 Program Guide registration is now open.

Printed copies of the NEW Summer Program Guide are available as well. 


Upcoming Events


Walker Johnston Park Tennis Courts

The 4 south tennis courts at Walker Johnston Park will be under construction starting around June 12th and last until September 15th.

McDivitt Grove Cemetery Clean Up

Clean up at McDivitt Grove Cemetery will begin the week of June 26. Please remove any items you want prior to then. Thank you.

Take The Challenge!

Did you know that there are 48 public parks in Urbandale? Now that winter is over, it’s time to get outside and explore what Urbandale’s parks have to offer! Can you visit 32 Parks in 90 Days? For details visit http://bit.ly/2o77X9K
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Summer Carnival! –
June 16

From 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a LARGE inflatable slide to enter the water, along with carnival games and prizes. $5 per person entering the pool area; only $1 with an annual pass. Note: No group rates available this day.

Candy Bar BINGO – June 28

Join us for a fun afternoon of BINGO from 1 to 2 p.m.! All participants need to bring one full sized candy bar the day of the event to put in the prize pool. Those participants that match a BINGO win a candy bar from the prize pool. Open to all ages, however anyone who cannot read numbers or manage their own card should be accompanied by someone who can assist them. Fee of $2 to be paid before the day of the event. 
Register by June 21.

Urbandale Public Art Committee Seeking New Members

Are you interested in serving on the Urbandale Public Art Committee? The Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at Noon at Urbandale City Hall. The Public Art Committee members are appointed by the Mayor and work to establish and implement community and public art projects in Urbandale. The areas of focus within the Committee are marketing and communications, logistics and fundraising. If you are interested, please fill out the application online at www.urbandale.org/boards-and-commissions.cfm. Apply today!


WHO: All ages welcome!  
Competition will be divided by age level.
WHY: This competition is a great chance for skateboarders to show off their stuff and win great prizes. It is also a neat way to showcase the skateboard park in Urbandale! The ramps at the park include: two 20ft. escalated quarter pipes, a 90-degree bank street hip, a street spine, and a fun box.  
WHERE: Urbandale Skateboard Park, Walker Johnston Park (9000 Douglas Avenue)
WHEN: Saturday, August 5. Competition begins at 11:00 a.m. (No pre-registration required.)
Sponsored by the cities of Urbandale and West Des Moines


Want to show off your creativity and add your own art to Walker Johnston Park in Urbandale? Here’s your chance!
Community Youth Concepts and Urbandale Parks and Recreation have partnered together to celebrate the 8th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Flood! Join us at our new location on Saturday, August 26, 2017. This free event, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, is open to the public and brings together approximately 450 parents and youth to celebrate the hopes and dreams of youth and adults by flooding the Walker Johnston Park with their very own sidewalk chalk art. Music, family activities and games are provided for this uplifting family-friendly celebration.