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Program Guide www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec

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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

Table of Contents

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

Parks & Recreation Staff Waukee Parks & Recreation Information .......................................................... 3

Matt Jermier, Parks & Recreation Director

Registration...........................................................4

Josh VandeKamp, Recreation Supervisor

Special Events ..................................................... 5 Youth Sports ........................................................ 9 Sugar Creek Golf Course................................. 11 Adult Sports & Fitness.........................................12 Youth Camps & Activities ................................ 13 Special Needs Activities .................................. 19 Adult Activites & Day Trips.................................21

mjermier@Waukee.org

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

Facility Rentals & Policies ................................. 23

675 Walnut Street Phone: 515-978-0007

Parks ................................................................... 25

Sugar Creek Golf Course

Waukee Parks, Trails and Facilities Map......... 28

1505 6th Street Phone: 515-987-5247

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

Jody Henkenius, Clubhouse Manager jhenkenius@Waukee.org

2017 Park Board Chris Crone Corby DeBord Matt Hackett Jenna Hammond

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Josh Loeffelholz Ethan Owens Robin Spear Troy Taylor

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Get notices about new programs, activities, registration deadlines, information on special events, festivals, weather cancellations and more at www.Waukee.org. Check out the calendar of events, parks, trails and shelter information, and sign up for “Notify Me” to receive email and text updates sent straight to your inbox.

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Registration Registration Information Registration will open August 15 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 21.

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.

Special Event Application

Waukee is proud to partner with MidAmerican Energy and the Iowa DNR to offer the Plant Some Shade™ program. The program allows MidAmerican Energy Company residential customers in Iowa to purchase up to two trees for just $30 each, with the remaining cost funded through a grant from MidAmerican Energy. Waukee is one of only 12 communities in Iowa to provide this service and any MidAmerican Energy customer can participate. Order your trees by visiting www.Waukee.org/PlantSomeShade . Order Date

Check the website for official order dates.

Pick-Up Date

Thursday, October 12

Pick-Up Time

5:30-7 p.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

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

Friday, September 22

Time

Dusk, Approximately 7:15 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park

Movie

The Mighty Ducks (PG)

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 Haunted House The Waukee Park Board sponsors an annual haunted house. Enter if you dare, but be prepared to be scared. This haunted house is not suggested for young children.

FamilyFest Join Waukee Parks & Recreation for the sixth annual FamilyFest! This free, family friendly event will help the kiddos burn off some cabin fever energy! Check out Waukee area businesses, enjoy games and prizes, and jump on inflatables. EVERYTHING IS FREE! To become a vendor, please visit www.Waukee.org/FamilyFest.

Dates

Friday, Oct. 27 & Saturday, Oct. 28

Date

Saturday, January 20

Time

7-10 p.m.

Time

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Centennial Enclosed Shelter

Location

Lutheran Church of HopeWaukee

Fee

$5 (Save $1 with THREE non-perishable donations for the Waukee Area Food Pantry)

Beggars’ Night Waukee’s Beggars’ Night will be held Monday, October 30 from 6-8 p.m. throughout the City.

Letters from Santa Because Santa Claus is so busy this time of year, he asked the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department to help put all of the nice boys and girls of Waukee on his Christmas Wish List. To receive a personalized letter from Santa, please contact the Waukee Parks & Recreation office at 515-978-0007 from November 1-17.

WinterFest Santa Claus is coming to town! Come early and help him light the holiday tree in Triangle Park at 6 p.m. SHARP, then visit with him at the Community Center while you warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. Join the Waukee Downtown businesses for open houses and a scavenger hunt. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new, unwrapped toy to help support Waukee Area Christian Services. Date

Friday, Dec. 1

Time

6-8 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center & Downtown Triangle Area

Warrior Park Sledding Hill

Live Healthy Iowa www.livehealthyiowa.org The Iowa Sports Foundation is the parent organization to Live Healthy Iowa with a mission to provide sports, recreation, health and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities. The Iowa Sports Foundation is comprised of the Iowa Games, Live Healthy Iowa, Adaptive Sports Iowa and the Iowa Senior Games. For more information on the Iowa Sports Foundation, or the programs below, visit www.iowasportsfoundation.org. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses, and communities in team-based wellness challenges, and active events, encouraging healthy lifestyles. In 2016, more than 220,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa challenge or event.

The Next Step Challenge September 11 – October 20 Registration open August 14 – September 18 (www.livehealthyiowa.org) Take‘The Next Step’ with Live Healthy Iowa by teaming up with friends, family or coworkers for this fun challenge. Using an online dashboard, team members report their steps in an effort to move their team up the challenge leaderboard. The simple and affordable six-week competition provides a fun and motivating environment to get you moving, or moving more! For $10, each participant receives: •Live Healthy Iowa pedometer •Personal online dashboard •Ability to sync with apps and devices •Weekly email containing a motivational message, activity tip and healthy recipe •Opportunities to win team incentives and individual prizes Sign up with the Waukee Community group ID - LHIWAUKEE - to compete amongst friends.

Get out and play! Waukee has a customized, engineered sledding hill at Warrior Park guaranteed to make any snow day the greatest day ever. Bundle up, and get sledding!

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YOUTH SPORTS Youth Basketball League Enjoy this introductory basketball league with practice, drills, and scrimmage during week one. Weeks two through five will include practice and warm-up time before playing scheduled games. The goal of this league is to teach young participants the basic skills and rules of basketball as well as sportsmanship. Teams will be formed at random. Both boys and girls are welcome to participate.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Volunteer coaches are needed! Saturdays

January 20 - February 17*

Healthiest State Walk / Fall Fitness Day

Times

Games are scheduled between 8 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4

Location

Grant Ragan Elementary

Registration open August 1 – October 4 (www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/annual-walk/)

Fee

$56 (includes team t-shirt)

For more than seven years, hundreds of thousands of Iowans have taken part in the annual Healthiest State Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa. Walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy. It’s also a great way to connect with friends and family! On October 4, Iowans will again support the state’s effort to become a healthier state with the goal of having at least one organized walk in all 99 counties. From youth organizations to schools, and workplaces to community groups, everyone can get involved in this fun, healthy event! #getyourwalkon

10 Week Wellness Challenge January 22 - March 30 Registration open December 11 – February 5 (www.livehealthyiowa.org) Start the New Year off right with Live Healthy Iowa and improve your health while engaging in this fun, friendly competition. Over the course of 10 weeks, teams (2-10 people) track activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website. Each participant receives: • Challenge T-shirt • $10 discount for Live Healthy Iowa 5K • Personal online dashboard • Ability to sync with apps and devices • Weekly email containing a motivational message, activity tip and healthy recipe • Opportunities to win team incentives and individual prizes

Grades

K-1st: 80 participants 2nd-3rd: 60 participants *Snow date: 2/24

2018 Girls Recreational Softball League Waukee Parks & Recreation offers a recreational girls softball league, and girls from K-8th are eligible to play. Participants are separated into five leagues. The season will run from mid-April through early June. Online registration begins December 1, 2017 and ends February 19, 2018. Register participants for the grade they are in for the 2017-2018 school year. Please call 515-978-0007 with questions. Volunteer coaches are needed! NOTE: Players are required to provide their own helmet & ball glove. League/Grade

Fee

Major League: 6th, 7th, & 8th grades

$78

Minor League: 4th & 5th grades

$7

Intermediate: 2nd & 3rd grades

$62

Coach Pitch/T-Ball: 1st grade

$62

Coach Pitch/T-Ball: Kindergarten

$62

Sign up with the Waukee Community group ID - LHIWAUKEE - to compete amongst friends. For more information, please contact Live Healthy Iowa at (888)-777-8881 or info@livehealthyiowa.org.

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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 open mid-March through mid-November, weather permitting. 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 not 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

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.

Gift Certificates Gift certificates make a great gift for your avid golfer. Get your birthday, anniversary or holiday shopping done easily by calling the Clubhouse to purchase and pick up your gift certificate.

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

2018 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

10

Single

$395

Couple/Corporate

$575

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Adult Coed Indoor Volleyball League Indoor coed volleyball season on Sunday afternoons at Waukee Middle School. There will be a B-league (more competitive) and a C-league (less competitive). Regular league play runs for 10 weeks with a season-ending tournament. Bring your children and take advantage of the on-site babysitting service for $2 per child.

ADULT SPORTS & FITNESS *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.

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.

November 12-March 4

Times

1-5:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Middle School

Fee

$286.20/team

YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES 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. Tot Lot will be closed 12/25, 1/1, and 2/19 but will be open the week of Spring Break.

September 5-October 19 (no class Oct. 3 & 5) January 9-February 15

Dates

October 2- March 28

Times

Times

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

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

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Fee

Free!

Min/Max

5/20

Ages

Toddlers

Fee

$70

Ages

16 years & up

Dates

Chair Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginner Tai Chi has been shown 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 entire class will be done while sitting in a chair. The instructor is a certified Tai Chi instructor. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Dates

Tumbling Tots & Tumbling Tots 2 This 30-minute program is designed for little gymnasts to learn and increase their basic tumbling motions in a group environment. It emphasizes balance and coordination through basic tumbling moves, exercises and songs. The child must be of the required age prior to the start of the session. A parent or guardian must accompany their child during the 2-3 year old session. Month

Dates

October

Mondays: 2-23

November

14-17

Dates

September 19-November 2

December

18-21

Times

10-11 a.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

February/ March

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Feb. 27, Mar. 1, 6, & 8

Min/Max

6/20

Times & Ages

5-5:30 p.m.: 2-3 years old 5:35-6:05 p.m.: 4-5 years old

Fee

$79

Fee

$20 per session

Ages

16 years & up

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Engineering For Kids

Aerospace Engineering 101- Basics of the Air Students will learn about basic aerodynamics with planes, parachutes and blimps! Students complete challenges and take home what they make.

Aerospace Engineering 201- Space Race Students will learn about the aerodynamics of going into space by building rockets and landers. Students will complete challenges and take home what they make. All sessions will take place at the Ridge Pointe Pavilion. The min/max capacity for all sessions is 8/16. Aerospace Engineering is designed for students in grades K-5. Class & Dates

Times

Fee

101: October 20

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$45

101 & 201: November 24

9 a.m.-Noon 1-4 p.m.

$45/session or $95/full-day (bring a sack lunch)

101 & 201: December 22

9 a.m.-Noon 1-4 p.m.

$45/session or $95/full-day (bring a sack lunch)

101: January 26

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$45

201: February 16 5:30-8:30 p.m.

$45

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.

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Date

Friday, December 22

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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Hy-Vee

Kids Cook!: Pizza Palooza What child doesn’t love pizza? Enjoy this hands-on cooking class taught by Waukee Hy-Vee Dietitian, Paige Hoyle, and learn how to make pizza part of a healthy diet! Each child will prepare 3 different healthier homemade pizzas. Date

Wednesday, January 10

Time

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$15

Grades

5-8

Kids in Harmony

Music for the Young Child Kids in Harmony classes will get you exploring musical play with your child! We strive to build confidence, develop academic and motor skills as well as further 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 quality live music and are fully inclusive of children of all abilities. Register today for this enriching opportunity to move, sing and explore musical play! Adult required to attend with participant. Thursday Evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 1: September 21-October 26 Session 2: November 2-December 14 (no class Nov. 23)*

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

4/10

Fee

$60

Ages

0-5 years old

*Dec. 14 class will be moved to Waukee Public Works Building, 805 University Ave., Waukee.

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YOUTH CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Teams of Tomorrow

Creative Basketball Ball Handling & Dribbling TOT is a creative ball handling and dribbling program for 3-5 year olds! We use music, academic enrichment and basketballs to improve physical and mental growth. We take the basket out of basketball and focus on individual accomplishments. Each class includes academic enrichment activities such as mixing colors, counting in English and Spanish, and vowels! Students will be able to perform at the half-time show of a live basketball game at the end of the 8-week session! Tuesday Evenings

Session 1: October 10-December 12 (no class Oct. 31 & Nov. 21) Session 2: January 9-February 27

Location

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 well-rounded 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 Zumba 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.

Soccer: (Ages 2-31/2) Dates

Session 1: Fridays: September 22-October 13 Session 2: Mondays: January 22-February12

Waukee Community Center

Time

5-5:30 p.m.

Min/Max

5/12

Fee

$79

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

Ages & Times

3-4 years old; 5:40-6:25 p.m. 4-5 years old: 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$45

*Class on November 7th will be moved to Ridge Pointe Pavilion, 655 SE Legacy Pointe Blvd., Waukee.

Soccer: (Ages 31/2-7) Dates

Session 1: Fridays: September 15-October 20 Session 2: Mondays: January 22-February 26

Time

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Locations Session 1: Ridge Pointe Park Session 2: Waukee Public Works Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$75

Zumba Monday Evenings October 30-November 27

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Ages & Time

4-7 years old, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8-12 years old, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

5/10

Fee

$60

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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.

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 yearround programming Monday through Saturday, Courage League Sports provides opportunities for every age group:

Wednesday Evenings

Session 1: Sept. 20-Oct. 25 Session 2: Nov. 1-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) Session 3: Jan. 3-Feb. 7 Session 4: Feb. 21-April 4 (no class Mar. 14)

Cubs: 2-6 yrs.

Min/Max

10/20

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Classes offered Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Ages & Times 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

Activities designed to match the energy level of preschoolers. We do this through the use of interactive technology, upbeat rhythmic music, basic tumbling activities built to meet the needs of your child.

Tigers: 7-10 yrs. New programs built for our younger school-age participants’ abilities by incorporating fun and social development, with core, balance and upper body development.

Studio Bea Dance

Classes offered Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

2 to Move

Lions: 11-14 yrs. & Panthers: 15-19 yrs.

This 30-minute class is designed for parents and their little dancer to bond while having fun. Dancers will gain confidence, and 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.

Programming adapted to meet their developing bodies and social skills. Sport/field game league, rock band classes, Karaoke, cycling and more.

Saturdays Session 1: October 14-November 18 Session 2: January 13-February 17

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SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITIES

Time

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

5/12

Ages

18 months-3 years old

Fee

$40

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Classes offered Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

Active Adults in Action Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is equally important as developing a healthy lifestyle in the formative years. Our programs will grow with our participants and their abilities from sitting to standing. Classes daily 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and evenings. Courage League offers a wide range of programs and activities to keep you moving with social integration. Additional programs include: Autism programs, horseback riding, music, team sports and more! For more information: www.courageleaguesports.com or info@courageleaguesports.com

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SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITIES Adaptive Sports Iowa www.adaptivesportsiowa.org

The Iowa Sports Foundation is the parent organization to Adaptive Sports Iowa with a mission to provide sports, recreation, health and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities. The Iowa Sports Foundation is comprised of the Iowa Games, Live Healthy Iowa, Adaptive Sports Iowa and the Iowa Senior Games. Adaptive Sports Iowa’s (ASI) mission is to bring a higher quality of life to physically disabled athletes through fun, excitement, and exercise. Through a variety of opportunities, ASI is continuously working to provide statewide leadership in the planning, promotion, education and organization of sports and recreational activities for Iowans with physical disabilities. Adaptive Sports Iowa aims to allow everyone to be able to participate and enjoy competitive sports or recreational activities regardless of physical abilities; offering a number of events and programs to give everyone a chance to find their niche. Here is a list of sports and activities in the Des Moines area. Register by visiting www.adaptivesportsiowa.org • Beep Baseball • Bowling Night • Iowa Games • National Veteran Airgun Outreach Program • Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team presented by Iowa Farm Bureau • Track & Field • Wheelchair Basketball • Winter Ski Experience For more details on specific programs and opportunities, please visit www.adaptivesportsiowa.org.

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

September 1, October 6 & November 3

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 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. No registration is required.

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Dates

Movies

September 14

Going in Style

October 12

Wonder Woman

November 9

Hidden Figures

December 14

Christmas Story

January 11

La La Land

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ADULT ACTIVITIES & DAY TRIPS InboundIowa

Chirstmas in Greenfield Join Inboundiowa on a special day trip and get into the Holiday Spirit. Bubba Sorensen, creator of the original Freedom Rock, changes pieces on this rock every year for Memorial Day; this will be our first stop on the way to Greenfield. Our day continues with shopping on their Town Square. If you’re not a shopper Foster’s Car and Vintage Signs Collection will be open for you to tour. Lunch will be at the Hotel Greenfield. Bubba Sorensen will be the guest speaker. He will share his story of why he started painting “Freedom Rocks” and the goals for this project. Those interested can also enjoy a tour of this old Hotel. Dessert will be in the Warren Cultural Center among the “Tour of Trees”. While you are enjoying the Center, Christmas entertainment will be supplied by local talent. One final destination will be the Iowa Aviation Museum. This newly renovated museum has expanded its square footage and continues to accept any and all information, photos and items from all Iowans who have ever been involved in aeronautical military services. Fee includes transportation, lunch, entertainment, all admissions and gratuities. Date

Tuesday, December 5

Time

TBA

Pick-up Location

Waukee Community Center

Fee

$96

Registration Deadline Monday, Nov. 6

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers Road Trip Come experience the NEW U.S. Bank Stadium! Ride along to Minneapolis on Sunday, October 15 to watch the Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers. Seating will be in section 349. Game time is noon*; the charter bus will depart early Sunday morning around 6 a.m. There will be one stop for restrooms and food each way, and travelers are welcome to bring food and beverages on the bus. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Fee includes transportation, parking and ticket to the game. Registration will open on September 1 at 8 a.m. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Date/Time

Sunday, October 15 @ noon (*Time is subject to change based on the television network)

Fee

$150/person

Registration Opens

Friday, September 1

Registration Deadline

Friday, October 6 or until all spots are filled

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. 22

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

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

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FACILITY RENTALS

PARKS

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Centennial Park

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 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!

655 SE Legacy Pointe Boulevard

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

1255 Warrior Lane

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, memorial plaques for the service men and women of the various service branches, the Waukee Fire Department, and the Waukee Police Department have been added to the park.

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.

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

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 an updated 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.

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.

Songbird Park

Fox Creek Park

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.

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.

Behind 1070 1st Pl., East of Southview Drive

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

522 NE Westgate Drive

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.

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

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

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Iowa Wild Donation

Community Ice Rink at Sugar Creek The Iowa Wild, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, and the City of Waukee, announced that a community ice rink will be built for public use in the parking lot of Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course starting in the winter of 2017. The rink will be free for public use and dates and times will be dependent on weather. The rink measures 80 X 40 feet. The rink will be open as long as weather permits and the ice remains frozen. For more information visit our website at www.Waukee.org/ParksandRec to learn more about the rules, dates, and hours of operation.

2017 Fall/Winter Program Guide  
2017 Fall/Winter Program Guide  

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