1. Commission Approves Barrett Park Name Change

    The Parks & Recreation Commission approved a request to change the current name of Barrett Park, located at the southeast corner of 156th Street and Waterford Road to Barrett Bosen Park. Read on...
  2. Aurora Avenue Closing for Railroad Crossing Improvements

    Aurora Avenue between NW Urbandale Drive and 109th Street will be closed starting at 6 AM on Wednesday, July 28, for railroad crossing improvements. It’s anticipated that the work will be completed by Saturday, July 31. Read on...
  3. Trail Closure Near Douglas Roundabout

    The trail near Walnut Creek from Douglas Parkway to 142nd Street is closed as a contractor works to install some pipe in that area. Read on...
  4. Mosquito Control Program Begins

    City staff will be treating area neighborhoods with EPA-approved mosquito control product between the hours of 9:30 PM to 3 AM. Spraying will be done with City of Urbandale trucks, weather permitting, with no rain or winds over 10 miles per hour. Read on...
  5. Des Moines Water Works Implements Water Shortage Plan

    Des Moines Water Works has implemented Stage 1 of the Water Shortage Plan because of drought-induced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water. Residents and businesses are asked to reduce their lawn watering by 25 percent. Read on...
  6. All Urbandale Reads 2021

    Mayor Robert Andeweg signed a proclamation naming “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka as the All Urbandale Reads selection for 2021. The Library has several copies of this book available, so please check out one to read today! Read on...
  7. Summer Classes & Events

    The Parks & Recreation Department Summer Program Guide is live on our website. Redesigned classes, events, and programs are available both virtually and in-person. We're using the most updated CDC guidance for operating programs during COVID-19. Read on...
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