Walker Johnston Softball Field Rentals

WJ Softball field rentals

Walker Johnston Softball Complex is located at 9000 Douglas Avenue in Urbandale.  
Four (4) fields are available for rental.  See below for information.

USA Softball to Cease Operations for 2017

On January 1, 2017 the Urbandale Sports Association (USA), who had leased Walker Johnston Softball complex from the City of Urbandale, defaulted on a loan that the City was a guarantor on. This resulted in the City being required to pay off the balance of the loan and initiated a clause in the lease, which terminated their lease.

The City offered USA an opportunity to rent the fields to continue to provide adult softball at the complex, but they declined the proposed rental agreement offered by the City.

The City of Urbandale has made arrangements to manage and operate the complex and will rent out the fields for tournament and non-tournament play for the 2017 season. Starting March 1, 2017, the City will begin taking rental reservations for use of the fields from April 3 to October 15, 2017.

Questions regarding rental opportunities can be directed to the City of Urbandale’s Park and Recreation Department at 515-278-3963 or parks-rec@urbandale.org.

How Do I Rent?

Starting March 1, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., Urbandale Parks and Recreation will begin taking rental reservations for use of the fields.  Available rental dates begin Monday, April 3 and go through Sunday, October 15.  

From Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, March 10, rental requests are limited to a maximum of four (4) hours per week per team / individual for the season.  From March 1 through March 10, rental applications will only be taken in person at the Parks and Recreation office.

Starting Monday, March 13, individuals / teams are allowed to rent additional times per week, depending on availability.  

Also starting Monday, March 13, rental applications will also be taken by e-mail: parks-rec@urbandale.org or by fax: 515-278-8356.  After submitting your application, please call the Urbandale Parks and Recreation to pay by Mastercard / VISA / Discover card.  Full payment is due at the time of reservation.

Urbandale Parks and Recreation
3600 86th Street
Urbandale, IA  50322  
Phone: 515-278-3963
Office Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday 


Non-Tournament Rates:

Rentals available Sundays - Thursdays.  Fridays are sometimes available - please see calendar for availability .
Times start and end on the hour, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Last rental begins at 9:00 p.m.  

Field Hourly Rate:   $25 / hour
Field Light Usage: $20 per field / per hour
Scoreboard usage: $10 per field / per day
Full payment is due at the time of reservation.

Click here for the Non-Tournament Field Rental Application

Tournament Rates:

Rentals available Fridays - Sundays.

Fridays 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $ 350 for 4 fields
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. $ 500 for 4 fields
Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $ 500 for 4 fields

Tournament rentals require an additional, refundable security / damage deposit of $400 per tournament.
Full payment is due at the time of reservation.

Click here for the Tournament Field Rental Application 

Availability Calendar:

Click here for a field availability calendar.

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