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Table of Contents 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 ................................ 14 Waukee Parks, Trails and Facilities Map..........22 Special Needs Activities .................................. 28 Adult Activities & Day Trips .............................. 29 Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course............... 34 Facility Rentals & Policies ................................. 38 Parks ................................................................... 40

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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 Municipal Golf Course 1505 6th Street Phone: 515-987-5247 The course is open daily March–November, weather permitting.

Sugar Creek Golf Staff Joe Carroll, Golf Course Superintendent

jcarroll@Waukee.org

Jody Henkenius, Clubhouse Manager jhenkenius@Waukee.org

2018 Park Board Chris Crone Duwayne Fink Matt Hackett

Jenna Hammond Brian Hughes Josh Loeffelholz

Ethan Owens Robin Spear Troy Taylor

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REGISTRATION Registration Information Registration will open March 1 for all activities unless otherwise noted. 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 29.

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.

Easter Coloring Contest Help the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department spread some Easter cheer to Waukee 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 is open now, and the last day to submit finished entries is March 23. Winners will be announced at the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. Winners will receive an egg’cellent Easter basket filled with goodies! Coloring pages will be displayed in the following Waukee Triangle Businesses: Classic Floral Design, Waukee Hardware Store, Charter Bank and Heartland Co-operative.

Easter Egg Hunt Hop over and fill your baskets 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, March 31

Time

10 a.m., rain or shine

Location

Centennial Park

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Live Healthy Iowa 5K Run/Walk Join along with Live Healthy Iowa for a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Fun Run on Saturday, April 14 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 13. Date

Saturday, April 14

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

Movies in the Park Enjoy Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars! Movies in the Park is FREE and provides an abundance of 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 1 Turbo (PG) – Enjoy the inspiring tail about Turbo the garden snail who has a dream of winning the Indy 500! But first – join Iowa State University for a hands-on experience exploring the basics of arthropod form and function! Live and preserved arthropods like insects, spiders, tarantulas, millipedes, scorpions and more make up “The Insect Zoo”. Learn why these creatures are important from 2:30-4 p.m. or 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Date/ Movie

Friday, August 10 The Greatest Showman (PG) – See the original movie musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. The movie also stars Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya.

Time

Dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m.

Location Centennial Park

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Park Play: in a Local Way Park Play is a fun summer event organized by the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored by Central Bank. This is a great way to connect with neighbors while having fun in the park! Flyers will be delivered to specific park neighborhoods with information about Park Play themes. Games, crafts, activities and free play for all ages will be provided free of charge. See below to find out when we will be in YOUR neighborhood! Wednesday Evenings, 5-7 p.m.

Locations

Theme

June 13

Warrior Park

Princesses and Superheroes

June 20

Fox Creek Park

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

July 11

Windfield Park

All-Star Sports

July 18

Ridge Pointe Park

Candy Land

August 8

Grant Park

Carnival & Clowns

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. All kinds of fun will be served up 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 12

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 beginning in the Triangle and ending at Centennial Park. The fun continues for the rest of the day and night with inflatables, music, plenty of food and an amazing display of fireworks after dusk. Visit www.Waukee.org/fourthofjuly for the parade route and more details. Date

Wednesday, July 4

Time

3-10 p.m.

Locations

Parade line-up will be held at Vince Meyer Learning Center. Parade course will go through the Triangle Business area towards Centennial Park. Entertainment & vendors 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 July 9. Please contact Parks & Recreation Supervisor Josh VandeKamp at jvandekamp@Waukee.org for more information about fees and dates.

Ball Field Practice Time: Online Reservations Teams looking to reserve a ball field for practice prior to July 9 can utilize our 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 10 a.m. on the online reservation date listed. Field users must complete a team form once per season 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 9

March 19-April 1

Friday, March 23

April 2-15

Friday, April 6

April 16-29

Friday, April 20

April 30-May 13

Friday, May 4

May 14-27

Friday, May 18

May 28-June 10

Friday, June 1

June 11-June 24

Friday, June 15

June 25-July 8

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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 our Little Kickers Soccer Program. Dates

June 4, 11, 18

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

Mini Sluggers T-Ball This five-week program is proudly sponsored by mi-fiber, LLC and will run as two separate leagues on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Mini Sluggers gives kids the opportunity to participate in a summer T-Ball league while teaching them the basic fundamentals of the game through practice and games. Foam bats and balls must be used in this league and will be provided for each team. Teams will be formed at random. Children must be 4 years old by July 12, 2018. Volunteer coaches are needed! Dates

Tuesday League, June 5-July 10 (no game July 3) Thursday League, June 7-July 12 (no game July 5)

Times

5:45 & 6:30 p.m.

Location Warrior Park Max

144 players/league

Fee

$40 (includes a 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 do the drills with a parent, and parents will participate in most activities. Dates & Times

Session 1: July 14, 21 & 28, 9-9:45 a.m. Session 2: July 14, 21 & 28, 10-10:45 a.m. Session 3: July 16, 23 & 30, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Session 4: July 17, 24 & 31, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Field 3

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$24 (includes a 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 16-19, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Session 2: July 23-26, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Session 3: July 30-August 2, 8-9:15 a.m.

Location

Waukee High School Tennis Courts

Min/Max

8/14

Fee

$32

Grades

4-8

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*Upcoming registrations* 2018 Fall Girls Recreational Softball League Waukee Parks & Recreation offers a fall recreational girls softball league, and girls in 2nd through 5th grades for the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to play. The league will be a shortened six-game season that runs September 10-October 4 (games played on Monday and Thursday nights). Practices will begin at the end of August. Teams will be formed at random. Registration is open June 1-August 1. Volunteer coaches are needed! Leagues/Grades

Fee

Intermediate: 2nd & 3rd grades

$48

Minor League: 4th & 5th grades

$54

Fall Softball Camp For our third year in a row we’ll be offering a 6th-8th grade fall girls softball camp that offers a very unique perspective of softball and high-quality coaching from Head Waukee Softball Coach Carrie Eby and the Waukee High School softball players! Players will need to bring their own gloves, helmets and bats. These practices will cover throwing progressions, infield/outfield drills, hitting drills and confidence development. Registration is open June 1-August 1. Dates

Sundays & Thursdays, August 23-September 13 (no camp on September 2)

Times

Sundays 12-1 p.m. & Thursdays 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Location

Waukee High School Softball Field & Hitting Complex

Min/Max

16/32

Fee

$60

Grades

6-8 (for 2018/2019 school year)

Little Kickers Soccer Children must be 4 years old by October 4, 2018. 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. Registration is open June 1-August 1. Volunteer coaches are needed! Dates

Thursdays, September 6-October 4

Time

5:45 p.m.

Location

TBD

Max

112

Fee

$40 (includes a t-shirt)

Ages

4-5 years old

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Adult Sports & Fitness Results Boot Camp Achieve your fitness goals! 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 is the instructor. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dates

Session 1: March 20-April 26 (6 weeks) Session 2: June 12-August 7 (8 weeks, no class July 5)

Times

Session 1: 5:45-6:30 a.m. or 5:45-6:30 p.m. Session 2: 5:45-6:30 a.m.

Locations Session 1: Waukee Public Works Building Session 2: Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter Min/Max

10/20

Fee

Session 1: $75 Session 2: $110 (includes a t-shirt)

Ages

16 years & up

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 11 with a seven-game schedule. The summer season is scheduled to begin on May 30 and should be completed by August 29, with a 10-game schedule and a single elimination, season-ending tournament included. Season

Date/Fee

Spring Season (7 game schedule)

April 11-May 23: $237.44

Summer Season (10 game schedule) May 30-August 29 (no game July 4): $339.20

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*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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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 3-July 29 (no matches July 1): $116.60

Thursday League (only one Season-8 matches)

June 7-August 2 (no matches July 5): $116.60

Sunday League (2nd Season-5 matches)

August 12-September 16 (no matches September 2): $69.55

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 5-July 24 (no game July 3): $237.44

Season 1: C-League (Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

June 5-July 25 (no game July 3): $237.44

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

August 7-September 18: $239.68

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 6 and should be completed by August 8. Teams may be split into competitive and recreational divisions. League

Date/Fee

Wednesday League

June 6-August 8: $47.70 (no matches July 4)

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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.

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. Dates

Mondays, March 5-26 Tuesdays, June 5-26 July 9-12 August 6-9

Times & Ages 5-5:30 p.m.; 2-3 years old 5:35-6:05 p.m.; 4-5 years old Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

4/10

Fee

$22 per session

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

Session 1: June 4-8 Sessions 2 & 3: June 11-15 Session 4: June 18-22

Times

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

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

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Min/Max

10/25

Fee

$47

Ages

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

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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 18-22 Session 2: June 25-29 Session 3: July 30-August 3

Time

1-2:30 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/15

Fee

$42

Ages

7-13 years old

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

Session 1: June 4-8 Session 2: July 16-20 Session 3: July 23-27

Time

8:30-11 a.m.

Location

Centennial Park Open Shelter

Min/Max

10/30

Fee

$47

Ages

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

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Youth Camps & Activities 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 they 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 25-29 Session 2: July 30-August 3

Time

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$105

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.

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Dates

Friday, June 8 or Tuesday, August 14

Time

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/10

Fee

$80

Ages

11 years & up

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Splish-Splash Camp Cool off this summer and travel to two 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

Session 1: July 2-3 Session 2: July 5-6

Time

12-4:45 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$35

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. Dates & Times

Session 1: July 9-13, 8-11 a.m. Session 2: July 9-13, 1-4 p.m.

Location

Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$52

Ages

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

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Youth Camps & Activities Summer Fun Camp Join us for an action packed week of summer fun. Participants in this camp will enjoy four days of field trips including going to an aquatic center, indoor and outdoor activity centers and much more! The other day will be spent playing games and 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 16-20 Session 2: July 23-27

Time

12:30-4:45 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Min/Max

8/18

Fee

$75

Ages

Session 1: 8-10 years old Session 2: 11-13 years old

Studio Bea Dance 2 to Move This 30-minute class is designed for parents and their little dancers to bond while having fun in an introductory dance class environment. Dancers will gain confidence, and they 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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Saturday Mornings, 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Session 1: April 7, 14, 21 (3 weeks) Session 2: June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14 (6 weeks)

Time

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

4/12

Fees

Session 1: $20 Session 2: $40

Ages

18 months-3 years old

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Sunflower Fine Art Children will learn the basic concepts of drawing three-dimensional objects on twodimensional paper. Concentrate on basic shapes including cubes, spheres and cones at the beginning. Eventually the students will learn to draw still life objects based on a step-bystep process. The classes will help to improve patience, observation and creativity. Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays, March 6-20 Session 2: Tuesdays, April 3-May 8 Session 3: Thursdays, April 5-May 10 Session 4: June 18-22 Session 5: July 9-13 Session 6: August 6-10

Times

Sessions 1-3: 4:30-5:45 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Sessions 4-6: 8:30-11 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m.

Location

Sunflower Fine Art, 268 W. Hickman Road, Waukee

Min/Max

5/15

Fees

Session 1: $60 (materials included) Sessions 2-6: $150 (materials not included)

Ages

7 years & up

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, and 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! An adult is required to attend with the participant(s). Thursday Evenings, 5:30-6 p.m.

Session 1: March 22-April 26 Session 2: May 3-17 Session 3: June 7-28 Session 4: July 19-August 9

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

4/10

Fees

Session 1: $60 Session 2: $30 Sessions 3-4: $40

Ages

0-6 years old

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Youth Camps & Activities 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 7

Time

8:30-11 a.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

6/40

Fee

$10

Grades

K-5

Bike With Cops The Waukee Police Department is introducing “Bike With Cops� - a new annual bike ride for children in the Waukee Community School District. Children in grades 2-6 can enjoy a safety talk, two-mile bike ride and lunch with Waukee Police Officers! This bike ride is for experienced riders only; no training wheels, please. Helmets are required.

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Date

Saturday, May 26

Time

10 a.m.-noon

Location

Waukee Public Safety Building

Min/Max

10/35

Fee

$15 (includes a t-shirt)

Grades

2-6

Registration Deadline

Monday, April 16

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Rounded Minds Spanish Language Introduction Rounded Minds offers unique programming focused 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. All programs are bilingual programs which 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 Dates

Session 1: Mondays, April 9-May 14 Session 2: Wednesdays, June 6-July 18 (no class July 4)

Times

6-7 p.m.

Locations

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

Min/Max

5/15

Fee

$75

Ages

3-7

Tumbling Saturday Mornings, May 12-June 9 10-11 a.m. Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

5/15

Fee

$65

Ages

3-6

Sports Exploration Dates

July 30-August 3

Time

6-7 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Park

Min/Max

5/15

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$65

Ages

3-6

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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 taught 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. Class length is 30 minutes, and sessions are ongoing throughout the year. Wednesday Evenings

April 11-May 16

Min/Max

10/20

Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Ages & Times

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

Fees

Little Ninjas: $35 Karate: $40

Teams of Tomorrow (TOT) Creative Basketball Ball Handling & Dribbling Join us for TOT’s Dino Camp! TOT is a creative ball handling and dribbling program for 3-5 year olds. It uses music, academic enrichment and basketballs to improve physical and mental growth. We take the basket out of basketball and focus on individual accomplishments. In this summer session we will also learn about dinosaurs! Monday Evenings, 6:15-7 p.m. June 4-25

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Location

Waukee Public Works Building

Min/Max

5/12

Fee

$39

Ages

3-5 years old

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Engineering for Kids The Engineering for Kids mission is to provide fun and educational programs to children to inspire them to pursue careers in engineering. Let’s inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

Engineering Cities In Engineering Cities, campers will explore civil, electrical, industrial and environmental engineering. They will work hands-on with various activities which replicate energy production, water filtration and building structures. Dates

Session 1: June 18-21 Session 2: July 16-19

Time

9 a.m.-noon

Locations Session 1: Ridge Pointe Pavilion Session 2: Waukee Community Center Mix/Max

12/20

Fee

$165 (includes a t-shirt)

Grades

K-5

Out of this World In Out of this World, campers will explore the fields of aerospace, civil and chemical engineering. They will work to design and construct a variety of projects which will enable mankind to safely go out of this world. Dates

Session 1: June 18-21 Session 2: July 16-19

Time

1-4 p.m.

Locations Session 1: Ridge Pointe Pavilion Session 2: Waukee Community Center Mix/Max

12/20

Fee

$160 (includes a t-shirt)

Grades

K-5

Full-day students can pack a lunch and have limited supervision between camps.

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

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Youth Camps & Activities 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 (July 12) when cheerleaders will perform a short routine from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cheerleaders will receive a t-shirt and pom-poms. Please bring a water bottle. Dates

July 9-12

Times

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

Location

Multipurpose Room, Waukee High School, 555 SE University Avenue

Min/Max

15/60

Fee

$32

Ages

Session 1: 5-7 years old only Session 2: 7-10 years old *Sessions combine on the 12th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Hy-Vee Kids Cook!: Just Dip It! Enjoy this hands-on cooking class taught by Waukee Hy-Vee Dietitian Paige Hoyle, and learn to prepare three recipes you can dunk, dip or dollop with delicious finger foods! Date

Thursday, July 26

Time

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location

meeting room at Waukee Hy-Vee, 1005 East Hickman Road

Min/Max

6/10

Fee

$15

Grades

5-8

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 cats, bugs, rainy days and transportation followed by a different craft or activity each day after the stories. Please bring a tricycle or bicycle on August 9 for a short ride along the Storywalk. If you are a daycare center planning to attend, please call 515-978-0007 so staff can ensure the proper amount of supplies are provided. Tuesdays & Thursdays; July 31, August 2, 7, 9 9 a.m.

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Location

Windfield Park Open Shelter

*Rain location

Waukee Public Library

Ages

Geared toward 5 years old and younger

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ISU Extension and Outreach

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connects the research and resources from Iowa State University to meet the needs of, and improve the lives of, Iowans. The youth development programming focuses on everything from science, engineering, environment and creative arts to nutrition, photography, animals, citizenship and leadership.

Building Blocks of Entrepreneurship Dive into the world of entrepreneurship with LEGOs! Create a new idea, develop a plan and share your results through creativity, innovation and communication. Participants will work in teams to develop an idea for making their community a better place to live. Using LEGOs, teams will work together to build a model, create a presentation poster and market their idea. Dates

June 4-5

Time

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Min/Max

8/20

Fee

$28

Grades

4-8

Kids in the Kitchen Eating healthy and having 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. They will also take away food and kitchen safety knowledge. Preparing inexpensive and easy recipes is a blast! Dates

June 25-26

Time

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

8/20

Fee

$40

Grades

K-4

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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.

Activities are designed to match the energy level of preschoolers. The use of interactive technology, upbeat rhythmic music and basic tumbling activities are built to meet the needs of your child. Classes offered Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings

Tigers: 7-10 yrs.

New programs are built for younger school-age participants’ abilities by incorporating fun and social development, with core, balance and upper body development. 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. These programs grow with participants and their abilities from sitting to standing. Classes daily 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and evenings

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 field games adapted to the skill levels of participants. We guarantee a fun-filled morning of play and socialization. This event is free to attend, but please RSVP by Monday June 4, July 9 and/or August 6 to info@courageleaguesports.com Saturdays; 9-10:30 a.m. June 9, July 14 & August 11 Location

Basketball Court, Centennial Park

Fee

FREE

Ages

5-10 years old

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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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.

Sunflower Fine Art For adults, classes are designed around five categories of interest; landscape, architecture, plants, animals and people. Choose any one or multiple categories. Classes will include basic sketching, still life and color painting, and combining those techniques together. Everyone will enjoy the feeling of being an artist in the studio, while creating images from memorable times in your life. Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays, March 6-20 Session 2: Tuesdays, April 3-May 8 Session 3: Thursdays, April 5-May 10

Times

9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location

Sunflower Fine Art, 268 W. Hickman Road, Waukee

Min/Max

5/15

Fee

Session 1: $60 (materials included) Session 2-3: $150 (materials not included)

Ages

17 years & up

Hy-Vee Healthy Lifestyle & Weight Management Program Take control of your health with help from Waukee Hy-Vee dietitians, and find your strength in numbers. Learn strategies to help you tackle your health problems such as food cravings, weight gain, low energy and or/poor sleep. Boost accountability, and make meal planning a breeze! Class runs for seven months and includes three individual consultations. Thursday Evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4

Min/Max

5/15

Fee

$200

Ages

15+ years old

All adult Hy-Vee programs will be held at the meeting room in Waukee Hy-Vee, 1005 East Hickman Road, Waukee, Iowa.

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

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Adult Activities & Day Trips Hy-Vee It Don’t Mean a Thing, if it Ain’t Got that SPRING! With the changing of the seasons, NOW is a great time to try new foods and set new goals. Spring clean your diet and the kitchen pantry while leaving the heavy comfort foods behind! Join Waukee Hy-Vee dietitian Erin Good at this hands-on workshop as she helps awaken taste buds and spring into health. Date

Thursday, April 26

Time

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Min/Max

5/25

Fee

$15

Ages

15+ years old

Hy-Vee Summer Bloatin’, Happened So Fast Fried pickles, funnel cakes and ice cream, oh my! The summer months are full of calorie bombs, whether you’re barbecuing in the backyard or basking in the sun. Join Waukee Hy-Vee dietitian Paige Hoyle at this hands-on workshop and learn how to enjoy all that summer has to offer while keeping that beach body in tip-top shape. Date

Thursday, May 31

Time

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Min/Max

5/25

Fee

$15

Ages

15+ years old

Hy-Vee Hands-On Happy Hour! Think outside the bottle, and skip breakfast in bed for Father’s Day this year. Say “I love you” with a collection of dad-approved cocktails. Join your Waukee Hy-Vee dietitians at this hands-on happy hour which highlights the special man in your life. Raise a toast to dear old dad and gift a bonding experience that’s refreshing and fun! The menu will also include light bites prepared by your Waukee chefs. Date

Friday, June 15

Time

5:30-7 p.m.

Min/Max

10/23

Fee

$25

Ages

21+ years old

All adult Hy-Vee programs will be held at the meeting room in Waukee Hy-Vee, 1005 East Hickman Road, Waukee, Iowa. 30

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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 2 April 6 May 4 June 1 July 6 August 3

Time

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

Location

Waukee Community Center

Fee

Social Lunch $5 Bingo costs $1 + $.10 per card played per round, with a maximum of two cards at one time.

Movie Matinee in the Miner’s Head to the Waukee Public Library the second Thursday of every month for a different movie on the big screen. Enjoy everything from major blockbusters to classics. All movies are free with refreshments available. Movies start at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Dates

Movies

March 8

Gifted

April 12

A League of Their Own

May 10

Freaky Friday

June 14

Victoria and Abdul

July 12

Walk the Line

August 9

Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Adult Activities & Day Trips

Inbound Iowa Overnight Mystery Trip More than a century ago, travel by car in Iowa was dangerous and difficult. Roads were a muddy mess in wet conditions, and getting stuck in the mud was common. Highways transformed travel across the U.S. Travel is now an adventure instead of a journey and even more comfortable and relaxing in a motor coach. Travel down a portion of one of Iowa’s Historic byways stopping along the way in picturesque communities remembering the past and appreciating the present. Acknowledge earlier generations who served the nation as well as their own communities. Step back into “Days of Yore” for an afternoon performance. On day two step into the past and finish in the present; see changes a century has made. The hotel has a fitness center, a lounge and a pool with an amazing view of its community. The fee includes transportation, one breakfast, two lunches, one dinner, all admissions and gratuities. Dates

Thursday/Friday, May 3 & 4

Time

TBD

Pick-up Location

Waukee Community Center

Fees

1 person/room: $379 2 people/room: $315 3 people/room: $299

Registration Deadline Tuesday, March 20

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Inbound Iowa Loess Hills Day Trip The Loess Hills are shaped by nature; these majestic hills are the hallmark of a road trip in Western Iowa. Formed by deposits of fine windblown soil at the end of the ice age, these are not your average hills. While the lavender is still blooming, smell, see, pick and taste this delectable plant during a lunch stop. Then a step-onguide will take you through parts of the Loess Hills. Visit the DeSoto Wildlife Refuge where the Steamboat Bertrand Collection is on display. A trip to an orchard and a stop at the Manning Hausbarn are also on the agenda. The fee includes transportation, lunch, all admissions and gratuities. Date

Tuesday, September 25

Time

TBD

Pick-up Location

Waukee Community Center

Fee

$139

Registration Deadline Tuesday, August 21

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 2018 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 15

Time

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

Pick- up Location

Waukee Community Center

Min/Max

5/32

Fee

$22

Registration Deadline Monday, August 6

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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 Municipal Golf Course – a beautiful 9-hole, Par 34 golf course that is typically open mid-March through midNovember, 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. For more information, contact the Clubhouse or visit www.Waukee.org/ sugarcreekgolf.

2018 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

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

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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.

TaylorMade Fitting Friday, April 27 Join us between 2-6 p.m. to test the latest TaylorMade clubs and be fitted by a TaylorMade representative. This is a free event, and no appointments are necessary.

2018 Tournaments Contact the Clubhouse for more information about upcoming tournaments and events. Dates

Tournament

Saturday, April 14

Two-person 8” cup

Saturday, October 13

Two-person Soup Scramble

Mixed Couples Events May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22, July 6 & 20, August 3 & 17 Spend your Friday night at Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course. This 9-hole, two-person scramble event includes greens fees, cart, range balls, appetizers, dinner and prizes.

Waukee City Championship Saturday, August 11 Join us for this 18-hole event featuring men’s open, men’s senior (55+ division), women’s open and 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 a gift certificate.

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Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Junior Golf Programs Information on how to register for Junior Golf Camp programs is listed 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.

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Dates

Sessions 1 & 2: Saturdays, June 2-23 Sessions 3 & 4: Wednesdays, July 11-August 1

Times

Session 1: 9-9:45 a.m. Session 2: 10-10:45 a.m. Session 3: 6-6:45 p.m. Session 4: 7-7:45 p.m.

Min/Max

5/20

Fee

$50

Ages

8 years & under

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


Intermediate Junior Golf Camps The Intermediate Junior Golf Program is geared toward students who have some golf experience or have attended camps before. The 12 hours of instruction cover 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. In addition, all participants will receive a junior golf tee gift. There is a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and refreshments are served each day. Dates

Session 1: June 5-8 Session 2: June 26-29 Session 3: July 17-20 Session 4: August 7-10

Time

8-11 a.m.

Min/Max

6/50

Fee

$140

Ages

9-14 years old

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 2018 golf season, provided the junior golfers secure a tee time.

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City of Waukee Facility Rental Policies 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 up to180 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. 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.

Facility Rentals Waukee Community Center 675 Walnut Street

Waukee’s Community Center 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.

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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-October 10. 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 Windfield Park. The park features age appropriate play areas, a full basketball court and a new 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

Ridge Pointe Pavilion

Centennial Park Open Air Shelter

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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, a Little Free Library, 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 were added by a local Eagle Scout and a Little Free Library was added by the Waukee United Methodist Congregation. The Waukee Leadership Institute’s Veterans memorial is also located here.

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. Increased walking and biking paths make it easier to connect from the park to the Heart of the Warrior Trail.

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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.

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, a Little Free Library and many nearby businesses. It serves as host to many community events throughout the year.

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.

Southfork Park For more information visit www.Waukee.org/parksandrec | 978.0007

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Warrior Park

Parks 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.

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.

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Grant Park

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, a half-court basketball area and a Little Free Library.

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 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.

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

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PARKS & RECREATION

805 University Avenue • Waukee, IA 50263

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Sales Tax and the Waukee Parks Improvement Plan A new one-cent local option sales tax passed for Dallas County on November 7, 2017. The tax will be effective on July 1, 2018 and is anticipated to generate $2 million of new revenue each year for the City of Waukee. $1 million of that revenue annually will go into parks improvements and additions. The other $1 million annually will be escrowed to offset future property tax increases related to a second Public Safety Building. Upcoming park projects made possible by the sales tax revenue include: •Fox Creek Park Phase II •Dog Park and Trailhead Phases I and II •Westown Meadows Park •Glynn Village Park •Alice Nizzi Historic Park •Waukee Youth Sports Facility & Community Park •Centennial Park Improvements •Stone Prairie Park •Windfield II Development Park To see details of these improvements and additions, visit www.Waukee.org/parksandrec.

Photo is only an example of a splash-pad, not an actual Waukee park.

2018 Spring/Summer Program Guide  

Have fun in Waukee this spring and summer! The Parks & Recreation Department is bringing back favorite youth and adult activities and sports...

2018 Spring/Summer Program Guide  

Have fun in Waukee this spring and summer! The Parks & Recreation Department is bringing back favorite youth and adult activities and sports...

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