Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of the Park Committee

You’re invited to join the ranks of many dedicated people volunteering in Urbandale parks. ’Friends of the Park’ supplement Parks Group of people help clean up parkand Recreation staff and bring creativity and innovation to our organization while meeting new friends, learning new skills and even building résumés. There are opportunities for all ages. From volunteering for just an hour, a onetime event in a park, or even ongoing projects… there is something for everyone!

Consider joining the Urbandale Friends of the Park Committee—advocates for parks and recreation development. Simply attend monthly meetings, dream up ideas, and participate or plan periodic events in the parks.

Your Imagination is the Limit!

In the past volunteers have adopted parks to help keep them litter-free, built a bike station to fix brakes and tires, planted and maintained flower beds to beautify our parks and public spaces, built playgrounds and more! If you have an idea and want to get involved let us know!

Self-directed Opportunities

Looking for a more self-directed opportunity that you can do at your leisure? Try adopting a park or a bike trail near you! You can even helpFour Men Help Clean Up Park pick up trash in the parks. We know picking up trash isn’t glamorous, but it sure does make our parks look beautiful! Stop by the Parks and Recreation office and we’ll even provide the work gloves and trash bags. To make it even easier you can just leave the trash bag in the park when you’re done! Just give us a call and let us know where it’s at—we’ll come get the trash bag and dispose of it for you!

Ready to Become a Friend of the Park?

Questions? Comments? Ready to help out? Contact the Urbandale Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 515-278-3963 or email us at parks-rec@urbandale.org.