Parks & Recreation

"Connecting the community and enhancing the quality of life through recreational opportunities with tradition, excellence, and leadership."

Waukee Parks & Recreation provides many programs throughout the year that appeal to participants of all ages. The Department offers leagues, activities, tours, special events and much more! Waukee Parks & Recreation strives to give all residents and visitors fun and recreational experiences at affordable costs, connecting the community and enhancing the quality of life through recreational opportunities with tradition, excellence, and leadership.

The Parks and Recreation Department improves the quality of life for Waukee citizens by maintaining 10 City parks, 19.2 miles of trails, Sugar Creek Golf Course, the Community Center and the planning of all annual festivals. The Department maintains and schedules the use of parks, ball fields and shelters for special community activities.

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 will 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. View a draft of the proposed parks improvement plan. The other $1 million annually will be escrowed to offset future property tax increases related to a second Public Safety Building expected to open in 2025.

Check out the 2018 Spring/Summer Program Guide


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