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Program Guide www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec

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Table of Contents Waukee Parks & Recreation Information ........................................................ 3 Registration ..........................................................4 Special Events .................................................... 5 Ball Field Rentals & Reservations ..................... 8 Youth Sports ....................................................... 9 Upcoming Registrations ...................................11 Adult Sports & Fitness ...................................... 12 Youth Camps & Activities ............................... 15 Waukee Parks, Trails and Facilities Map..........22 Special Needs Activities ................................. 31 Adult Activities & Day Trips ............................. 33 Sugar Creek Golf Course ................................ 36 Facility Rentals & Policies ................................ 39 Parks .................................................................. 41

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Waukee Parks & Recreation Information Parks & Recreation Office 805 University Avenue Waukee, IA 50263 Phone: 515-978-0007 Hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

“Connecting the community and enhancing the quality of life through recreational opportunities with tradition, excellence, and leadership.”

Parks & Recreation Staff Matt Jermier, Parks & Recreation Director mjermier@Waukee.org

Josh VandeKamp, Recreation Supervisor jvandekamp@Waukee.org

Danae Edwards, Recreation Supervisor

dedwards@Waukee.org

Melissa Stotz, Administrative Assistant mstotz@Waukee.org Ron Heimann, Parks Superintendent Corey Adkins, Laborer

Waukee Community Center 675 Walnut Street Phone: 515-978-0007

Sugar Creek Golf Course 1505 6th Street Phone: 515-987-5247 The course is open daily late spring–November 2017, weather permitting. Please check www.Waukee.org/ SugarCreekGolf for the official 2017 opening day.

Sugar Creek Golf Staff Steve Elliott, Golf Course Superintendent selliott@Waukee.org Jody Wilson, Clubhouse

Manager jwilson@Waukee.org

2017 Park Board Chris Crone Corby DeBord Matt Hackett Jenna Hammond

Josh Loeffelholz Ethan Owens Robin Spear Troy Taylor

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Registration Registration Information Registration will open March 1 for all activities. Payment is required at the time of registration. The most popular registration method is online via www.Waukee.org/Registration. However, a printable registration form can be found at www.Waukee.org/PrintForm. It can be mailed with payment or dropped off to Waukee Parks & Recreation at: 805 University Avenue, Waukee, IA 50263. Printed forms are also available in person at the Parks & Recreation Office.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions What is your cancellation policy? Programs, activities, special events and festivals that are canceled, postponed or changed in location will be announced as soon as possible. Please check Facebook, Twitter or www.Waukee.org for updates. We reserve the right to cancel a program or an activity that does not meet the minimum number of participants necessary to offer the program.

What is your program refund policy? Refund requests must be made ONE WEEK prior to the first day of the program or prior to rosters being made for leagues. A $5 nonrefundable handling fee will be deducted from the refund when an enrollee withdraws ONE WEEK prior to the first day of the program. Once the ONE WEEK deadline passes or rosters are formed, refunds will not be issued. For trip refund information, please refer to page 33.

What is your facility rental refund policy? Facility rental refunds may be issued for reservations only when cancellations are made 10 business days prior to the date of reservation. There will be a $5 cancellation fee for any shelter or pavilion refund. Community Center cancellations later than 10 business days prior will result in forfeiture of both deposit and rental payments.

What is your photo/video policy? Photos/videos taken of participants and guests in programs, activities, special events and festivals may be used in promotional materials, press releases, and on the City of Waukee’s website and social media channels. 4

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SPECIAL EVENTS Hosted by the Waukee Park Board and Waukee Parks & Recreation Department

Special Event Application

PARKS & RECREATION

The City of Waukee and the Parks & Recreation Department can assist you in hosting a special event in one of our City parks! Please visit www.Waukee.org/SpecialEventsApp to fill out the online application to get started. Applications are required for the use of public and/or park property.

Live Healthy Iowa 5K Run/Walk Join the Live Healthy Iowa 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run on Saturday, April 8 starting and ending in Centennial Park. The 5K will serve as an end to Live Healthy Iowa’s 10 Week Wellness Challenge. Adult challenge participants will receive a $10 discount on registration. To register, visit www.LiveHealthyIowa.org. Packet pickup will be held at the Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Date

Saturday, April 8

Time

5K: 8 a.m. 1K: 9 a.m.

Location

Centennial Park

Fee

Varies

Ages

5K: 13 years old & up 1K: 12 years old & under

Easter Coloring Contest Help the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department spread some Easter cheer in Waukee’s Downtown Triangle Businesses by participating in the annual Easter Coloring Contest! To participate, please print a coloring sheet and entry form from www.Waukee.org/ EasterColoringContest or pick them up at the Parks & Recreation office. The contest will start March 1, and the last day to submit finished entries is April 3. Winners will be announced at the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. Winners will receive an egg’cellent Easter basket filled with goodies! Coloring pages will be displayed in the following Downtown Triangle Businesses: Business

Ages

Classic Floral Design

4 & under

Waukee Hardware Store

5-7 years old

Charter Bank

5-7 years old

Heartland Co-Op

8-10 years old

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Easter Egg Hunt Hop on over and fill your basket full of candy at Waukee’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! Enjoy thousands of eggs and pieces of candy at this popular event. Be on the look-out for some special golden eggs. The crowd will be divided into three age groups: 4 & under, 5-7 and 8-10. Date

Saturday, April 15

Time

10 a.m. rain or shine

Location

Centennial Park

Movies in the Park Enjoy the fifth year of Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars sponsored by NCMIC Group and Professional Solutions! Movies in the Park is FREE and provides an abundance of family fun. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments, and get ready to make memories with family and friends. Visit www.Waukee.org/ MoviesinthePark for more information. Date Movie

Friday, June 2 Storks (PG) Celebrate this fun baby-themed film by donating diapers, wipes, formula and other baby supplies for Waukee Area Christian Services!

Date Movie

Friday, July 21 Trolls (PG) Join in the fun of the Trolls Craziest Hair Contest. Fix your locks up in a wild way. Winners will receive a great prize!

Time

Dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m.

Location Centennial Park

Park Play: in a Local Way Park Play is a new summer event, organized by the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department. This is a great way to connect with neighbors while having fun in the park! Postcards will be mailed out with information about your neighborhood’s Park Play date, time and theme. Games, crafts, activities and free play for all ages will be provided free of charge. Wednesday Neighborhood Park Play Dates Locations

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June 7

Warrior Park

June 21

Grant Park

July 19

Ridge Pointe Park

July 26

Centennial Park

August 9

Fox Creek Park

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Kids Day at the Dallas County Fair Join the Waukee and Dallas County Parks & Recreation Departments for a kids day in conjunction with 4-H Clover Kids and the Dallas County Fair. We will be serving up all kinds of fun including a bubble gum blowing contest and a pie eating contest. Come check out how fun it is to be a “Park and Rec Kid� at the Dallas County Fair. Visit www.DallasCountyFair.com for more information. Date

Thursday, July 13

Time

3-4 p.m.

Location Center Stage at Dallas County Fair, Adel

Fourth of July Celebration Waukee will host an All-American celebration in honor of Independence Day! Activities start at 3 p.m. with the annual parade through downtown ending at Centennial Park, where the fun continues for the rest of the day and night with inflatables, music and plenty of food! The band Abby Normal will take the stage at 5 p.m. performing acoustics, timeless rock songs and current hits followed by an amazing display of fireworks after dusk. Visit www. Waukee.org/FourthofJuly for the parade route and more details. Date

Tuesday, July 4

Time

3-10 p.m.

Locations

Parade will begin downtown; entertainment & vendors will be in Centennial Park

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BALL FIELD RENTALS & RESERVATIONS Ball Field Rental Ball fields in Centennial and Warrior Parks are available for paid rental beginning June 19. Please contact Parks & Recreation Supervisor Josh VandeKamp at jvandekamp@Waukee.org for more information about fees and dates.

Ball Field Practice Time-NEW ONLINE RESERVATIONS!! Teams looking to reserve a ball field for practice prior to June 19 can utilize a new online reservation system. The online reservation dates and reservation weeks are shown in the table below. Teams are allowed one free hour of practice time per week (M-F). Free weekend time slots will be open as well for one additional hour. Available fields include: Centennial Park Fields 1-3 and Warrior Park Fields 4-7. Reservations will only be accepted online at www.Waukee.org/FieldReservations, starting at 12 p.m. on the online reservation date listed. Field users must complete a team form once prior to making reservations. The form can be filled out at www.Waukee.org/ TeamForm, or email Josh VandeKamp at jvandekamp@Waukee.org to request a PDF or printed copy.

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Online Reservation Date

Reservation Weeks

Friday, March 17 at 12 p.m.

March 27-April 9

Friday, March 31 at 12 p.m.

April 10-23

Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m.

April 24-May 7

Friday, April 28 at 12 p.m.

May 8-21

Friday, May 12 at 12 p.m.

May 22-June 4

Friday, May 26 at 12 p.m.

June 5-18

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YOUTH SPORTS Youth Soccer Clinic Join us for this three-session fundamental clinic for kids ages 4-5. Children will learn the fundamentals of soccer including basic rules, dribbling, passing and throw-ins. Shin guards and cleats can be worn, but are not necessary for this clinic. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch! This is a great introduction to the Little Kickers Soccer Program. Dates

June 5, 12 & 19

Time

Session 1: 5:30-6:20 p.m. Session 2: 6:30-7:20 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Park

Min/Max

12/18

Fee

$30

Ages

4-5 years old

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Tuesday League: June 6-July 11 (no game July 4) Thursday League: June 8-July 6

Time

5:45 & 6:30 p.m.

Location Warrior Park Max

128 players/league

Fee

$40 (includes a team t-shirt)

Ages

4-5 years old

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YOUTH SPORTS Parent and Child Blastball Not quite sure if your child is ready for T-Ball? This is a chance for your child to learn about baseball and softball with the comfort of you as their partner. Each participant will participate in drills with a parent, and parents will participate in most activities. Dates & Times

Session 1: July 8, 15 & 22; 9-9:45 a.m. Session 2: July 8, 15 & 22; 10-10:45 a.m. Session 3: July 17, 24 & 31; 5:30-6:15 p.m. Session 4: July 18, 25 & August 1; 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Field 3

Min/Max

8/16

Fee

$20 (includes t-shirt)

Age

3 years old

Tennis Camp This four-day camp is designed for participants interested in learning the game of tennis. Participants will learn the basic information and skills needed to play. The camp is open to kids entering grades 4-8. Each camp participant will need to bring their own tennis racquet and water bottle.

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Dates & Times

Session 1: July 17-20, 8-9:15 a.m. Session 2: July 17-20, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Session 3: July 24-27, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Location

Waukee High School Tennis Courts

Min/Max

8/14

Fee

$28

Grades

4-8

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*UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS* 2017 Fall Girls Recreational Softball League Waukee Parks & Recreation offers a fall recreational girls softball league, and girls in 2nd through 6th grades for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to play. The league will be a shortened six-game season that runs September 11-October 2 (games played on Monday and Thursday nights). Practices will begin at the end of August. Teams will be formed at random. Registration opens June 1. Volunteer coaches are needed! Leagues/Grades

Fee

Intermediate: 2nd & 3rd grades

$48

Minor League: 4th-6th grades

$50

Little Kickers Soccer Children must be 4 years old by October 5, 2017. The program is designed to teach kids the basics of soccer while having fun. Game play will be 4 vs. 4 with four quarters of eight minutes continuous clock with no goalie. Teams will consist of seven or eight players with plenty of playing time for each player. Volunteer coaches are needed! Registration is open June 1 through August 1. Dates

Thursdays, September 7-October 5

Time

5:45 p.m.

Location

TBD

Max

112

Fee

$40 (includes a team t-shirt)

Ages

4-5 years old

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ADULT SPORTS & FITNESS Coed Softball Leagues Adult Coed Softball Leagues will be offered at the Centennial Park fields. League action will take place on Tuesday nights only for B-League and Tuesday/Wednesday nights for C-League if enough teams are playing. Games begin at 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. There will be two separate leagues: B-League (competitive) and C-League (recreational). League

Date/Fee

Season 1-B-League (Tuesdays only)

June 6-July 25 (no game July 4): $233.20

Season 1-C-League (Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

June 6-July 26 (no game July 4): $233.20

Season 2-B & C-League (Tuesdays only)

August 8-September 19: $233.20

Bags League Bags League is played on Wednesday evenings at Centennial Park. The league has space for 16 two-person teams. Registrants must sign up as a team; individuals will not be taken. Bags League will start June 7 and should be completed by August 9. Teams may be split into Competitive and Recreational Divisions. League

Date/Fee

Wednesday League

June 7-August 9: $42.40

*All adult sports leagues fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long to sign up a team. Contact Josh VandeKamp at 515-978-0007 or email jvandekamp@Waukee.org for a team registration packet.

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Men’s Softball Leagues Adult Men’s Softball Leagues fill up fast, so sign your team up today! The Wednesday night league is played on Field #1 at Centennial Park, and space is limited to eight teams. The Spring Season will begin on April 13 with a seven-game schedule. The Summer Season is scheduled to begin on June 1 and should be completed by August 24, with a 10-game schedule and a single elimination season-ending tournament included. Season

Date/Fee

Spring Season (7 game schedule)

April 12-May 24: $233.20

Summer Season (10 game schedule) June 7-August 30: $328.60

Coed Sand Volleyball Leagues League play takes place at the sand volleyball courts in Centennial Park on Thursday nights starting at 6 p.m. or Sunday nights at 5 p.m. This is a “call your own” league, so no referee will be provided. Thursday and Sunday Leagues will run separately and will have both B (competitive) and C (recreational) divisions available. League

Date/Fee

Sunday League (1st Season-8 matches)

June 4-July 30 (no matches July 2): $106

Thursday League (only one Season-8 matches)

June 8-July 27: $106

Sunday League (2nd Season-5 matches)

August 13-September 17 (no matches September 3): $66.25

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ADULT SPORTS & FITNESS Results Boot Camp Achieve your fitness goals by joining Results Boot Camp! Results Boot Camp focuses on working participants at their respective levels while making sure they get results. Participants will perform circuit training, high intensity interval training and endurance training. Attendees will be given workouts for off-days, along with nutrition coaching. NASM-certified private trainer AJ Hanson will be the instructor. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dates

Times

Locations

Session 1: March 21-April 27 (6 weeks)

5:45-6:30 a.m. or 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Waukee Public Works Building

Session 2: June 6-August 3 (8 weeks, no class July 4 or 6)

5:30-6:15 a.m., 6:30-7:15 a.m. or 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

5:45-6:30 a.m. or Session 3: September 5–October 12 5:45-6:30 p.m. (6 weeks) Min/Max

5/20

Fee

Session 1 & 3: $70 Session 2: $100 (includes a t-shirt)

Ages

16 years & up

Waukee Public Works Building

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Tai Chi has been shown to help prevent falls and to improve health and quality of life. Tai Chi can help reduce pain and stiffness through a series of gentle, pain-free movements. It will help improve balance, strength, flexibility and stamina. Most importantly, Tai Chi can help improve quality of life both physically and mentally. This class can be done while sitting in a chair. The instructor is a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Dates

Session 1: March 21-May 11 (no class March 30, April 25 & 27) Session 2: May 16-June 29

Time

10-11 a.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/20

Fee

$80

Ages

16 years & up

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Storywalk Take an adventure with a story this spring and summer! The Waukee Public Library and the Parks & Recreation Department have joined together to promote literature and exercise. Enjoy a different book each month displayed along the Heart of the Warrior Trail between 6th Street and the intersection of Ashworth Drive, Northview Drive and Warrior Lane.

Tot Lot Romp, stomp and play! We have the set-up to meet your children’s activity and social needs this spring. With toddler toys ranging from blocks to tunnels and mats, there’s no shortage of action here. We provide the fun. Parents provide the supervision in this open gym for toddlers where kids play and parents socialize with one another. This is a non-structured activity. Tot Lot will be cancelled when Waukee Schools are delayed and/or if there is inclement weather. It will be open the week of Spring Break. Dates

Now-Wednesday, March 29

Times

Mondays: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: 8-10 a.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Fee

Free!

Ages

Toddlers

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Tumbling Tots This 30-minute, developmental play program is a very basic beginning program for little ones designed to get them exploring large motor movements in a group environment. It emphasizes balance and coordination through basic tumbling moves, exercises and songs. Children will also practice listening and taking turns. A parent or guardian must accompany their child during each session. The child must be of the required age prior to the start of the session. Month

Days & Times

March

13-16, 5 p.m.

April

Mondays: 3-24, 4:10 p.m.

May

8-11, 4:15 p.m.

June

Saturdays: 3-24, 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays: 7-28, 5:30 p.m.

July

10-13, 6:15 p.m

August

7-10, 6:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

4/10

Fee

$20 per session

Ages

2-3 years old

Tumbling Tots 2 This 30-minute program is designed for little gymnasts to learn and increase their basic tumbling motions. They will improve upon their tumbling skills and movements, coordination, strength and balance, by learning somersaults, front flips, back flips and more. The child must be of the required age prior to the start of the session.

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Month

Days & Times

March

13-16, 5:35 p.m.

April

Mondays: 3-24, 4:45 p.m.

May

8-11, 4:50 p.m.

June

Saturdays: 3-24, 8:50 a.m. Wednesdays: 7-28, 6:05 p.m.

July

10-13, 6:50 p.m.

August

7-10, 7:05 p.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

4/10

Fee

$20 per session

Ages

4-5 years old

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Kid Fit Camp Bring your child to meet new friends and to polish large and gross motor skills. Each 30-minute class will consist of games, songs, music and movement. The kids will leave happily worn out. Parents/ guardians are encouraged to stay and enjoy the fun. Dates & Times

May 30-June 2, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: June 7-28, 7 p.m. July 17-20, 4 p.m. August 7-10, 5:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

4/15

Fee

$20

Ages

3-5 years old

Art in the Park Put on your Picasso painting hat - it’s time to get artistic! Artists will create a variety of age-appropriate masterpieces which they will take home daily. We will also focus on a collective group project as a piece of public art to be installed at a City building. We may get messy, so please have your artist wear appropriate clothing. Dates

Session 1: June 5-9 Session 2: June 12-16 Sessions 3 & 4: June 19-23

Time

Sessions 1 & 3: 8:30-11 a.m. Sessions 2 & 4: 1-3:30 p.m.

Locations

Sessions 1 & 2: Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter Sessions 3 & 4: Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Min/Max

10/25

Fee

$45

Ages

Sessions 1 & 4: 5-7 years old Sessions 2 & 3: 8-10 years old

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Super Snackers Waukee’s next top chef might be in your own house — let us help you find out! Chefs will learn new, fun and healthy summer snack ideas they can make any time of the year. At the end of each class, each chef will be able to sample their creations and may be able to teach you a thing or two! Please notify the Parks & Recreation Department of any known food allergies when registering for this class. Dates

Session 1: June 5-9 Session 2: July 17-21 Session 3: July 31-August 4

Time

1-2:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/15

Fee

$40

Ages

7-11 years old

All-Star Sports Camp This half-day camp is perfect for any sports enthusiast. Each day, participants will engage in activities including soccer, flag football, disc golf, kickball, capture the flag, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, lacrosse, yoga and other classic physical education activities.

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Dates

Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: July 17-21 Session 3: July 31-August 4

Time

8:30-11 a.m.

Location

Centennial Park Open Shelter

Min/Max

10/30

Fee

$45

Ages

Sessions 1 & 3: 5-7 years old Sessions 2: 8-10 years old

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Youth in the Parks This week-long service learning camp gives participants a chance to learn about community betterment by volunteering at various locations in Waukee and surrounding areas. The camp consists of morning volunteer activities, while the afternoons are filled with fun field trips. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day for this all-day camp, and will be notified prior to the start of camp of daily activities so they can dress appropriately. Participants will be transported by the Parks & Recreation staff during camp. Dates

Session 1: June 26-30 Session 2: July 24-28

Time

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$100

Grades

Session 1: 5-7 Session 2: 8-10

Red Cross Babysitting Training Attend the American Red Cross Babysitting Certification class and gain life experience by practicing lifesaving babysitting skills on manikins and with other participants. This is a great class for girls and boys getting ready to start babysitting on their own or for those who will be in charge of younger siblings for short periods of time. Participants must be 11 years old and need to bring a sack lunch. Each participant will receive a Babysitter’s Training Handbook and a starter kit. Dates

June 27 & August 15

Time

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/10

Fee

$75

Ages

11 years & up

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Splish-Splash Camp Cool off this summer and travel to three different Des Moines Metro Area aquatic centers. Make sure to pack sunscreen, a towel, goggles and snack money. Participants will be transported by the Parks & Recreation staff during camp. Dates

July 5-7

Time

12-4:45 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$50

Ages

8-12 years old

Explore the Outdoors and More Get away from the electronics and back into nature! This camp will include nature play in different parks and creek beds, activities that help children relate with natural elements and a field trip to the Kuehn Conservation Center. Join us for an exciting week of nature, fun and learning. Campers will be notified prior to the start of camp of daily activities so they can dress appropriately. Participants will be transported by the Parks & Recreation staff during camp.

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Dates & Times

Session 1: July 10-14, 8:30-11 a.m. Session 2: July 10-14, 1-3:30 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$50

Ages

Session 1: 5-7 years old Session 2: 8-10 years old

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Summer Fun Camp Join us for an action-packed week of summer fun. Participants in this camp will enjoy three days of field trips to an aquatic center, an indoor activity center and much more! The other two days will be spent playing games and enjoying activities in the park for a total of five days of camp with lots of activities to enjoy. Campers will be notified prior to the start of camp of Monday’s activity and will get to collectively vote on the remaining camp schedule. Participants will be transported by the Parks & Recreation staff during camp. Dates

Session 1: July 17-21 Session 2: July 31-August 4

Time

12:30-4:30 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$70

Ages

8-12 years old

Storytime in the Park The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department partners with the Waukee Public Library to offer this FREE program to young bookworms. Enjoy themed story books including monkeys, dinosaurs, farm animals, colors and fish followed by a different craft or activity each day following the stories. If you are a daycare center planning to attend, please contact our office to notify us to make sure we have enough supplies. Dates

August 7-11

Time

9 a.m.

Location

Centennial Park Open Shelter

*Rain location

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

Ages

Geared toward 5 years old and younger

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Sugar Creek Trail Windfield Park Centennial Park Grant Park Heart of the Warrior Trail Fox Creek Park Ridge Pointe Park Southfork Park

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Engineering for Kids Junior Robotics (Grades K-1) The goal of this class is to introduce students to the concept of what robotics is as well as give the students a chance to build and program their first robot. This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning using LEGO robots at the introductory level. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Apprentice Robotics 101 (Grades 2-5) The Robotics 101 program is designed to introduce students to both robot building as well as programming. The students will build robots to accomplish a specific task while using their imagination to make their robot better than the basic robot. During the class, students will discover the Engineering Design Process in a real world setting as they test their robots multiple times. All sessions will take place at the Ridge Pointe Pavilion. The min/max capacity for all sessions is 8/12. Dates

Times

Fee: Jr./App.

Friday, April 7

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$80/$99

Friday, May 12

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$80/$99

June 26-30

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195/$275

July 24-28

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195/$275

Summer Camp

Apprentice Mechanical Engineering (Grades 2-5) During the Mechanical Engineering course, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics and durability while constructing roller coasters, extreme defense vehicles, candy catapults and an incredibly fast air-powered custom dragster. All sessions will take place at the Ridge Pointe Pavilion. The min/max capacity for all sessions is 14/24. Dates

Times

Fee

Friday, March 24

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$45

Friday, April 28

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$45

June 26-30

1-4 p.m.

$190

July 24-28

1-4 p.m.

$190

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Hy-Vee Kids Cook!: Lucky Leprechauns Join Waukee Hy-Vee Dietitian Erin Good as she celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a green-themed party! This hands-on cooking class will feature all green foods, but don’t worry if your child doesn’t like broccoli. From breakfast to dinner and drinks to desserts, make all your meals green this St. Patrick’s Day. These fun recipes are sure to bring you the luck of the Irish! Date

Wednesday, March 15

Time

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$15

Grades

5-8

Kids in Harmony Explore musical play with your child at Kids in Harmony classes! The classes aim to build confidence, develop academic and motor skills, and improve communication skills in this developmentally focused music class. Reap the benefits at home after sharing this bonding time with your child! Classes are taught by music therapists who provide live music and are fully inclusive of children of all abilities. Register today for this enriching opportunity to move, sing and explore musical play! *A FREE demo class will be held during Tot Lot on Monday, March 20 from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Day/Time

Dates

Tuesday Mornings, 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Session 1: April 4-25 Session 2: May 2-23 Session 3: June 6-27 Session 4: July 11-August 1

Thursday Evenings, 5:30-6 p.m.

Session 1: April 6-27 Session 2: May 4-25 Session 3: June 8-29 Session 4: July 13-August 3

Min/Max

4/10

Locations

Tuesdays: Waukee Community Center Thursdays: Waukee Public Works Building

Ages

0-5 years old

Fee

$40

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Teams YOUTH of Tomorrow

CreativeTeams Basketball Ball Handling & Dribbling of Tomorrow Creative Basketball Ball Handling & Dribbling Enjoy these classes focused around improving children’s physical Enjoy these classes focused around improving children’s physical and mental growth through movement and music while teaching and mental growth through movement and music while teaching fundamentals of basketball handling. Physical movement, hand-eye fundamentals of basketball handling. Physical movement, hand-eye anduse brainwill usehelp will help maximize your child’s growth!growth! coordinationcoordination and brain maximize your child’s Dates & Session 1: Tuesdays: March 21-April 25, 5:45-6:20 p.m. Session 1: Tuesdays: March 5:45-6:20 p.m. Times Session 2: Tuesdays: June 6,21-April 13, 20, 27; 25, 5:45-6:25 p.m. Session 3: Mon. /Thurs.: 12, 15, 22; 5:45-6:25 6-7 p.m. Session 2: Tuesdays: JuneJune 6, 13, 20,19,27; p.m. Session 4: July 10-13; 9-10 a.m. Session 3: Mon. /Thurs.: June 12, 15,p.m. 19, 22; 6-7 p.m. Session 5: July 10,11, 13, 14; 5:45-6:25

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Rounded Minds Spanish Language Immersion Rounded Minds’™ mission is to make top-level extracurricular activities available, convenient and affordable to parents who desire to raise wellrounded children and establish a strong foundation for their lifelong success. This unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds while providing benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. Every Rounded Minds class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, energetic, creative and fun educational experiences. Soccer and Sports Exploration are bilingual programs that offer children experiences in sports without the threat of competition. Basic skills and fun games will reinforce listening, teamwork and the joy of being active.

Rounded Minds Soccer (Age 2)

Saturday Mornings Session 1: March 25-April 15 Session 2: May 6-May 27 Session 3: June 17-July 8 Times

10-10:30 a.m.

Location

Session 1: Waukee Public Works Building Sessions 2 & 3: Ridge Pointe Park

Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$45

Soccer (Ages 3-6) Saturday Mornings Session 1: March 25-April 29 Session 2: May 6-June 10 Session 3: June 17-July 22 Times

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Location

Session 1: Waukee Public Works Building Sessions 2 & 3: Ridge Pointe Park

Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$76

Sports Exploration Dates

Session 1: Mondays: March 20-April 24 Session 2: Wednesdays: May 10-June 14

Time

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Locations

Session 1: Waukee Public Works Building Session 2: Ridge Pointe Park

Min/Max

5/20

Fee

$76

Ages

3-6 years old

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Dickey’s Ryukyu Karate Jiu Jitsu Little Ninjas & Karate This early childhood program teaches the basic fundamentals of taekwondo and karate in a developmentally appropriate format to suit young children. The class will focus on building proper use of martial arts, self-respect, self-discipline and coordination of mind and body. The instructor, Dickey Renshi, has been teaching martial arts for more than 25 years and is an early childhood elementary school teacher. He is also a three-time inductee into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Wednesday Evenings

April 12-May 17

Min/Max

10/20

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Ages & Time

Little Ninjas: 4-6 years old, 6-6:30 p.m. Karate: 6 years and up, 6:35-7:35 p.m.

Fee

Little Ninjas: $35 Karate: $40

Studio Bea Dance 2 to Move This 30-minute class is designed for parents and their little dancer to bond while having fun. Dancers will gain confidence, and will improve social and gross motor skills, all while using their imagination to learn and explore dance and movement. Children ages 18 months through 3 years old are invited to register for this program. A parent or guardian must accompany each child as they will take an active role in their dancer’s skill development.

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Dates & Times

Session 1: April 15, 22, 29 (3 weeks); 9 a.m. Session 2: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 (6 weeks); 9:45 a.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

5/12

Fee

Session 1: $20 Session 2: $40

Ages

18 months-3 years old

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Waukee Police & Fire Departments Home Alone Awareness Thinking of leaving your child at home alone this summer? Make sure they are safe! This class is taught by the Waukee Police and Fire Departments. They will provide educational tools and safety tips to help keep your child safe and aware of dangers in and around your house. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Date

Saturday, April 22

Time

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/40

Fee

$10

Grades

K-5

Waukee High School Cheer Camp The Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with the Waukee High School Cheerleading Squad to offer a four-day Cheerleading Camp. This camp will provide girls and boys with an opportunity to learn cheerleading techniques and new cheers. **Parents are encouraged to watch on the last day (June 15) when cheerleaders will perform a short routine from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please bring a water bottle. Dates

June 12-15

Times

Session 1: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Session 2: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

*Rain location

Multipurpose Room, Waukee High School

Min/Max

15/60

Fee

$32 (includes a t-shirt and pom-poms)

Ages

Session 1: 5-7 years old Session 2: 8-10 years old **Sessions combine on the 15th at 5:306:30 p.m.

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES ISU Extension and Outreach

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connects the research and resources from Iowa State University to meet the needs and improve the lives of Iowans. Extension and Outreach provides education, resources and partnerships that enhance the overall health and well-being of families and children. This allows both urban and rural communities to thrive and their young people to develop skills to help them succeed and reach full potential. The youth development programming focuses on everything from science, engineering, environment and creative arts to nutrition, photography, animals, citizenship and leadership.

Kids in the Kitchen Eating healthy and cooking skills go hand in hand. Kids will have the opportunity to prepare and taste healthy foods while learning about healthy eating and physical activity along with food and kitchen safety. They will have so much fun preparing these inexpensive and easy recipes. Dates

June 19-20

Time

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$50

Grades

K-4

Racing Challenge with Radio Controlled Cars Performing as engineers, participants will work together to design a logo and modify a racecar for superior performance. Teams will use diagnostic techniques and equipment to tune a 1:10 scale radio-controlled race car to perfection. After racing their cars and assessing results, teams will use math and physics to calibrate suspension, adjust tires and alter other factors to improve performance and aerodynamics.

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Dates

July 24-26

Time

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Basketball Court, Centennial Park

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$60

Grades

6-8

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SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITIES Kids in Harmony Adaptive Social Music Group Board-certified music therapists (MT-BC) design each class having the child with special needs in mind. Experienced therapists strive to engage individuals in the group and with each other in order to provide rich social experiences not available in other settings. Participants will be an important part of the music-making by way of instrument play, movement and/or singing/vocalizing in each group as the therapist facilitates high-quality live music experiences. An adult parent or guardian is required to attend with each participant. Siblings are encouraged to attend for free with signed consent. ALL participants must have completed kindergarten to attend. If your child has not completed kindergarten, you will want to enroll in the parent/child developmental music classes on page 25. Day/Time

Dates

Thursday June 8 Evenings, June 22 4:45-5:15 p.m. July 13 July 27 August 10 Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

4/8

Fee

$12 per class

Grades

1-8

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SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITIES Courage League Sports Courage League Sports is an adaptive sports and recreational program for children and adults with special needs - including physical, cognitive, social and emotional challenges. Located in Urbandale and offering year-round programming Monday through Saturday, Courage League Sports provides opportunities for every age group.

Cubs: 2-6 yrs.

Enjoy activities designed to match the energy level of toddlers and serve as a physical outlet for participants through the use of interactive gaming systems, upbeat music, sensory stimulation and other adapted activities.

Lions: 7-12 yrs.

Take part in programs created using motivational factors including interactive gaming, sensory stimuli and music as a tool to increase engagement.

Panthers: 13+

Participants can sing and dance to age-appropriate music, play exercise bingo and other fitness board games, unleash their Inner Warrior and Ninja, use an exercise ball and glow sticks to tap to their own beat, and/or play different traditional sports.

Adaptive Sports Day at Centennial Park Enjoy summer mornings full of activities specifically designed for those with special needs. Courage League’s program staff will be leading some of your favorite field games adapted to the skill level of participants. We guarantee a fun-filled morning of play and socialization. Dates

July 8, 15, 22, 29

Times

Session 1: 10-11 a.m. Session 2: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Basketball Court, Centennial Park

Fee

FREE

Ages

Session 1: 5-9 years old Session 2: 10 years & up

Free to attend, but please RSVP to info@CourageLeagueSports.com Photos by Merle Laswell

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ADULT ACTIVITIES & DAY TRIPS For any questions regarding adult activities and trips, contact Danae Edwards at 515-978-0007 or email dedwards@Waukee.org. Payment is due upon registration to reserve your spot for trips. Cancellations must be made THREE WEEKS prior to the date of the trip to receive a full refund.

Saturday Night Cards Every Saturday night at 7:15 p.m., the Plus 50 Club gets together for games and cards at the Waukee Community Center at 675 Walnut Street. Any adult is welcome to come and join the fun. Bring a friend and share your favorite game with the group. Contact Dolores Betzold at 515-7786422 with questions.

Social Lunch & Bingo Gather with friends for a monthly social lunch catered by the Waukee Fareway. Come for a good meal and stay for a great social hour. Dates

March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4

Time

Social lunch at noon Bingo from 1-2:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Fee

Social Lunch $4 Bingo $1 + $.10 per card played per round, with a maximum of two cards at one time.

Movie Matinee in the Miner’s Please note that the monthly movie has a new date and time! Join us the second Thursday of every month for a different movie on the library’s big screen. Enjoy everything from major blockbusters to classics. All movies are free, and popcorn and lemonade are available. Movies start at 10 a.m. at the Waukee Public Library. No registration is required. Dates

Movies

March 9

The DaVinci Code

April 13

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

May 11

McFarland USA

June 8

All About Eve

July 13

The Hundred-Foot Journey

August 10

The Finest Hours

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ADULT ACTIVITIES & DAY TRIPS InboundIowa Mystery Trip It’s time for the annual Overnight Mystery Trip! Keep those cameras rolling and flags waving as you “race” around the state of Iowa exploring people, places and things you may not know exist. There will be a little “Hollywood”, some art, tours, tasty food and intriguing stories about people from Iowa and what they have done for our state and even our nation. Explore more than one Iowa town. The fee includes tour admissions (there are steps involved with some but you will have the option of going or staying on the first level), good eats, shopping, transportation, overnight accommodations, one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, luggage handling and driver’s gratuity. Dates

June 20-21

Time

TBD

Pick-up Location

TBD

Fee

1 person/room: $379 2 people/room: $314 each 3 people/room: $299 each

Registration Deadline Tuesday, May 2

Explore Winterset Travel south to visit the famous Covered Bridges of Madison County and much more! Learn about the history and stories of the covered bridges, have lunch and shop local stores, and visit the Madison County Historical Society – home to more than 10,000 artifacts of Madison County history and 12 historic buildings. Cap the day off with a stop at Iowa’s only hard apple cidery for some samples! The fee includes guided bus tour, all admissions, lunch and bus transportation. Must have a minimum of 20 participants for the trip. Date

Tuesday, September 19

Time

8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Pick-up Location

Waukee Community Center

Fee

$90

Registration Deadline Friday, August 18

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Villages of Van Buren County Journey to the southeastern part of Iowa to explore the Villages of Van Buren County. On the way, visit the famous Jaarsma Bakery in Pella, then continue on to view quality Amish craftsmanship during a visit to Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture. Dine on a homemade lunch made by local Amish community members, and then enjoy a scenic ride through Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. The rolling hillsides of the 1,653acre park are home to wildlife, wild flowers, Red Bud trees and other natural beauty. Other stops include the Bentonsport Indian Artifact Museum and the Dutchman’s Store, which is also known as “A Quilter’s Paradise”. Participants will get to spend some free time in the Bentonsport National Historic District and the Milton Creamery as well. Come along on this one-day, all-inclusive journey! The fee includes morning pastries, a fulfilling lunch, tour admissions and a tour guide. We will stop for a restroom and dinner break on the way home. Must have a minimum of 20 participants for the trip. Date

Tuesday, May 23

Time

7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pick-up Location

Waukee Community Center

Fee

$105

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, May 9

Iowa State Fair Do you like taste-testing everything on a stick or seeing the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair? How about strolling through the homemade crafts and quilts? Take a trip to the 2017 Iowa State Fair for Older Iowan Day. You won’t have to worry about fighting traffic because the bus will drop the group off inside the gates right next to Ye Old Mill. Your fee includes transportation and admission. Date

Wednesday, August 16

Time

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Pick- up Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

5/32

Fee

$20

Registration Deadline

Monday, August 7

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SUGAR CREEK MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE 1505 6th Street • Clubhouse: 515-987-5247 The City of Waukee Parks & Recreation Department maintains Sugar Creek Golf Course-a beautiful 9-hole, Par 34 golf course that is typically mid-March through mid-November, weather permitting. This year, the course will open in late spring due to a current construction project on the property. Please visit www.Waukee.org/ SugarCreekGolf or call the Clubhouse for the official opening day announcement. The course is great for beginners while providing a challenge for seasoned golfers. The practice facilities include a driving range, putting green and chipping area. Tee times are recommended, but not required.

2017 Sugar Creek Golf Fees (Taxes included) Daily Rates

9 Holes

18 Holes

Weekdays

$16

$25

Weekends

$17

$28

Juniors (Age 18 & under)

$10

$17.50

Seniors (Mon-Thurs, Age 55+)

$10

$17.50

Carts (per seat)

$10

$14

Frequent Customer Punch Cards 10 rounds for the price of 9

$153

10 rounds for the price of 9 with cart

$243

10 large buckets for the price of 9

$81

Range Small

30 balls

$5

Medium

60 balls

$7

Large

90 balls

$9

2017 Season Passes

(Taxes not included)

Weekday Senior (Monday-Thursday and Friday morning)

$520

Single Adult (Monday-Sunday)

$675

Couples/Corporate (2 people from the same residence or workplace)

$970

Family (3 or more from the same residence)

$1,175

Junior (18 & under)

$340

Cart Passes

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Single

$395

Couple/Corporate

$575

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Individual Golf Instruction PGA Golf Professionals are available for private or semi-private golf instruction at Sugar Creek. Lessons are by appointment. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Clubhouse to schedule a lesson.

Corporate Outings When you host a corporate golf outing at Sugar Creek Golf Course, you have the ability to customize your outing to fit your organization’s needs. Our covered patio can host up to 60 guests and serves as a perfect setting for any post-game ceremony. Please contact the Clubhouse for rates and availability.

Mixed Couples Events June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18 Spend your Friday night at Sugar Creek Golf Course. This 9-hole, two-person scramble event includes greens fees, cart, range balls, appetizers, dinner and prizes.

Waukee City Championship Saturday, August 15 Join us for this 18-hole event featuring a men’s open, men’s senior (55+ division), women’s open and a women’s senior (55+ division). The low eight players and ties in the Men’s Division play an additional nine holes to determine the champion.

Gift Certificates Gift certificates make a great gift for your avid golfer. Get your birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day shopping done easily by calling the Clubhouse to purchase gift certificates.

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SUGAR CREEK MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE Junior Golf Programs Registration information on page 4. All Junior Golf programs are coordinated and supervised by golf professionals with the assistance of local collegiate and/or high school golfers.

Pee Wee Golf Lessons Children who get a good start in golf will enjoy the game for a lifetime. Instruction includes an introduction to the full swing, putting, chipping, and rules and etiquette. There is a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and juniors may attend more than one session. Missed lessons will not be made up unless weather-related. Affordable junior golf sets are available for purchase through the Sugar Creek Golf Shop. Please call 515-987-5247 and ask for the Clubhouse Manager to order prior to the class. Delivery takes approximately one week. Dates

Sessions 1 & 2: June 3, 10, 17 & 24 Sessions 3 & 4: July 8, 15, 22 & 29

Times

Sessions 1 & 3: 8:30-9:15 a.m. Sessions 2 & 4: 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Min/Max

5/20

Fee

$50

Ages

8 years & under

Intermediate Junior Golf Camps The Intermediate Junior Golf Program is geared towards students who have some golf experience or have attended our camps before. The 12 hours of instruction covers golf rules, etiquette and course management, along with six basic golf skills—putting, chipping, pitching, fairway irons, woods and sand play. Instructors will coordinate the lessons to include fun contests and golf skills competitions. The week concludes with our popular Iowa PGA Skills competition. There is a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and refreshments are served each day. Dates

Session 1: June 6-9 Session 2: June 27-30 Session 3: July 18-21 Session 4: July 25-28

Times

8-11 a.m.

Min/Max

6/40

Fee

$120 (includes golf tee gift)

Ages

8-14

Youth golf camps fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long to sign up. Contact Josh VandeKamp at 515-978-0007 or email jvandekamp@Waukee. org with questions.

Camper Discounted Play Program! At the completion of the Intermediate Junior Golf camps, all participants will be qualified to play golf for the discounted rate of $5 per 9-hole round. Ages 11 and under will need adult supervision for the Discounted Play Program. Ages 12 and up may play without adult supervision. The discounted rate is in effect for the remainder of the 2017 golf season, provided the junior golfers secure a tee time. 38

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CITY OF WAUKEE FACILITY RENTAL POLICIES Please call the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department to reserve the Community Center at 515-978-0007. To reserve the Pavilion or any of our shelters, visit www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec.

Waukee Community Center Reservations can be made up to one year in advance of the reservation date. Reservations are confirmed when completed form and deposit are returned to the Parks & Recreation Department. Payment for the center needs to be received at least one week prior to the reserved date.

Ridge Pointe Pavilion, Centennial Enclosed and Open Shelters, and Windfield Shelter These facilities are rented April 1 through mid-October with the exception of Ridge Pointe Pavilion which is rented year-round. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance of the desired reservation date. Reservations are confirmed when payment and deposit are received by the Parks & Recreation Department. Keys, if needed, can be picked up the week of the reservation.

FACILITY RENTALS Waukee Community Center 675 Walnut Street

Waukee’s Community Center, formerly the Waukee Fire Station, is available for rent. Inside the 2,800 square-foot building is a refrigerator, sink, microwave, oven, warming drawer and coffee maker. The building has 12 round tables, three rectangle tables and 90 chairs, making it an ideal location for family reunions, small wedding receptions and business meetings. Rental Fees: Length of Time

Fee / Deposit

Half-Day Option One: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

$80 / $150

Half-Day Option Two: 5-10 p.m.

$80 / $150

Full-Day Option: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

$180 / $150

Meeting Option: $25/hour *Additional set-up time may be requested for a fee of $25/hour. *Audio/visual equipment can be rented for an additional $50. For more information visit www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec | 978.0007

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FACILITY RENTALS Ridge Pointe Pavilion

655 SE Legacy Pointe Boulevard The Ridge Pointe Pavilion sits on a 21-acre park and has a covered concrete patio overlooking the park. Inside the 660 square-foot pavilion is a refrigerator, sink and microwave along with restrooms that are shared with park users. The Pavilion has six round tables and two rectangular tables. Those tables will seat 48, and there is additional seating on the patio. The Pavilion features two charcoal grills. Winter reservations are welcome as the Pavilion is heated for winter months. The Pavilion is ideal for graduation parties or small celebrations. This is an all-day rental from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Rental fee: $65 fee/$150 deposit

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter 1255 Warrior Lane

The enclosed shelter is located on the southwest corner of Centennial Park with a playground and restrooms nearby. The shelter has a small deck overlooking the park and a charcoal grilling area. Inside the shelter are 12 picnic tables. The shelter does not have heating or air-conditioning and is only available to rent April 1 through mid-October. This is an all-day rental from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Rental fee: $40 fee/no deposit

Centennial Park Open Air Shelter 1255 Warrior Lane

The open air shelter is in the heart of Centennial Park and is surrounded by an open grass area, a disc golf course, ball fields, playgrounds and restrooms. The shelter has 11 picnic tables and two charcoal grills. This shelter is available to rent April 1-October 31. This is an all-day rental from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Rental fee: $25 fee/no deposit

Windfield Park Open Air Shelter 114 Windfield Parkway

The Windfield Open Air Shelter is located in the newly renovated Windfield Park. The park features age appropriate play areas, a full basketball court and a backstop for baseball and softball. The shelter houses four picnic tables, a bike rack, 13 parking spots and a unisex enclosed restroom. This shelter is available to rent April 1-October 31. This is an all-day rental from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Maximum capacity for this shelter is 25 people. Rental fee: $25 fee/no deposit

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PARKS Centennial Park 1255 Warrior Lane

Centennial Park offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. The 33-acre park is equipped with two sand volleyball courts, three ball diamonds, a 12-hole disc golf course, three playgrounds, one basketball court, a newly re-shaped Sugar Creek, a covered bridge, one open shelter and one enclosed shelter. There is plenty of open green space for playing soccer or enjoying a picnic with your family. Centennial Park has it all!

G.E. Davis Park

Walnut and 7th Street G.E. Davis Park sits in front of the Waukee Community Center and honors George Edward Davis. Davis served as the mayor of the City of Waukee for 30 years. Most recently a bench and a flowerbed have been added by a local Eagle Scout and a “Little Free Library” was added by the Waukee United Methodist Congregation.

Windfield Park

114 Windfield Parkway Windfield Park was renovated in 2015 and features many new and exciting amenities. The park is equipped with a full basketball court, a new backstop for baseball or softball, age-appropriate play areas including an accessible swing, a “Little Free Library” and an open shelter. Walking and biking paths make it easier to connect from the park to the Heart of the Warrior Trail.

For more information visit www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec | 978.0007

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PARKS Southfork Park

Southbranch Drive Southfork Park is a three-acre neighborhood park with amenities including a playground, the Gordon Christianson open shelter, picnic tables, a grill and benches. In 2015 a “Little Free Library” was installed for neighbors to share and borrow their favorite books.

Songbird Park

Behind 1070 1st Pl., East of Southview Drive Songbird Park has been certified as a “Backyard Wildlife Habitat” by The National Wildlife Federation. This three-acre habitat is certified because of the conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening where wildlife may find quality habitat, food, water, shelter and places to raise their young.

Ridge Pointe Park

655 SE Legacy Pointe Boulevard Ridge Pointe Park is a 21-acre park that serves as a flat open field for soccer practice and open play. It features two playgrounds, a sand volleyball court, a walking path, a backstop, the Pavilion (available to rent year-round) and a “Little Free Library” where you can share your books with others in the neighborhood.

Historic Downtown Triangle Park Ashworth Drive and 6th Street

Triangle Park is a half-acre park nestled in the heart of the Historic Downtown Triangle District, featuring a large gazebo and many nearby businesses. It serves as host to many community events throughout the year.

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For more information visit www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec | 978.0007


Warrior Park 1050 4th Street

Warrior Park is a seven-acre park with four ball diamonds, one playground, a “Little Free Library” and a specially engineered sledding hill.

Fox Creek Park

522 NE Westgate Drive Fox Creek Park is Waukee’s newest and third largest park. Phase 1 of construction was completed in the fall of 2016. Within the park, there are two acres of prairie plantings to help the Monarch butterfly population increase and trails totaling 3/4 of a mile in length. The trails connect Grant Ragan Elementary to the surrounding neighborhoods. Future phases for the park feature the additions of a splash pad, shelter, parking spaces, a basketball court and more.

Grant Park

605 SE Driftwood Lane Grant Park is a one-and-a-half-acre neighborhood park that was remodeled during the summer of 2015. The remodeled park includes walking paths, new playground equipment and a halfcourt basketball area.

For more information visit www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec | 978.0007

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2017 Spring/Summer Program Guide  

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