Senior Recreation Center

The Senior Recreation Center provides a safe, welcoming, and energizing environment where our community’s adults 55 and over can enhance their quality of life by engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle. Urbandale is committed to its senior citizens and our Senior Recreation Center is a great example of how our community makes good on that commitment! 

The programs and services offered by the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center that help keep life interesting, enriching, and fun are certainly no secret. With over 40,000 in attendance each year, these seniors certainly challenge the idea that growing old means slowing down!

Re-Opening Update: Monday, April 12: Urbandale Senior Recreation Center to begin offering limited in-person offerings

We are excited to begin offering limited programs and amenities in person. Masks and social distancing are currently required at all in-person USRC programming. We are working to provide a wide variety of programs that we can offer in compliance with current health guidelines. In addition, many of our current offerings on Zoom will continue.

Please check out the latest edition of the Senior Newsletter for information on our current operations. We look forward to having you join us when you are comfortable! 

Fitness Equipment

Treadmills, Nu-Steps, recumbent elliptical, and recumbent bicycle are available for use by reservation.  Please call us at 515-278-3907 to make a reservation. Masks and social distancing are required.

Fitness Classes (registration is now required)

Registration opens Monday, April 12 for fitness classes beginning in May. In-person classes will be offered indoors and outdoors. In order to follow current health guidelines, it will be necessary to limit capacity in these classes. Registration is required, along with a registration fee to reserve your place in a class. Payment is due at the time of registration. Click here to register. If your preferred class is full, please put your name on the waitlist. This will help us determine offerings in June and beyond. We are continuing to offer several classes on Zoom at no charge. See the newsletter for class schedule. Masks and social distancing are required at in-person classes.

Fitness Memberships Ending

When the building closed in March 2020, all active fitness memberships were put on hold. Now that we are resuming in-person fitness operations, but on a fee-based model, we have applied a credit to all fitness members' accounts for the balance of your fitness membership. You may use these credits to register for future programs. If you would prefer to receive a refund, please contact us. If you have questions about your credit, we're happy to help, just give us a call. 

Outdoor Recreation

Registration opens Monday, April 12 for certain outdoor recreation programs including Bocce and Cornhole. Click here to register. Masks and social distancing are required.

Digital and Pick-Up Programming 

The Urbandale Senior Recreation Center is offering at-home, and digital program options including; craft kits, zoom classes, and online social events. Please see the newsletter for current offerings.

Health Clinic

A monthly health service provided by EveryStep including: nail trim/foot care, blood sugar, and blood pressure testing. Call 515-278-3907 to make an appointment. A health screen will be conducted and masks and social distancing are required.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Volunteers offer Medicare enrollment assistance by phone by appointment. Please call 515-278-3907 to schedule.

Stay Connected with Social Media

Our Facebook page is updated daily with opportunities and ideas to stay engaged at home. We are working to provide seniors everywhere with content and connections as they stay home, and stay safe. 

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The Urbandale Senior Recreation Center’s newsletter is a bimonthly newsletter. Read the latest edition.


The Urbandale Community Action Network provides free, limited transportation for Urbandale seniors in need. Visit or call the Urbandale Community Action Network at 515-278-3999 to receive an application.

Billiards Room, Computer Lab, and other drop-in and social activities are currently not available. Please check back for updates.

  1. Urbandale Senior Recreation Center

    Physical Address
    7305 Aurora Avenue
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3907

    Hours (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or as programmed

    Saturday - Sunday