Posted on: May 25, 2017

Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo to Donate Public Rink to Waukee

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The Iowa Wild, American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, the City of Waukee and the City of Ankeny, announced that a community ice rink will be built for public use in both Waukee and An...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

"Storks" to Kick Off Movies in the Park Friday, June 2

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Enjoy the fifth year of Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars sponsored by NCMIC Group and Professional Solutions! Movies in the Park is FREE and provides an abundance of family fun. 

Storks (PG) will kick off the 2017 season on Friday, June ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

New 10-Mile Run Coming to Waukee in September

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Just Go Faster welcomes runners to take a 10-mile run through Waukee in the brand new event – The Waukee 10! The race route boasts 10 beautiful miles of fast flats, challenging climbs, cheering neighbors and a triumphant finish at the Waukee Sta...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Waukee Parks & Rec's Danae Edwards Wins State IPRA Award

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Danae Edwards (left in photo), City of Waukee Recreation Supervisor, was recently honored with the Iowa Park and Recreation Association's 2017 Carole J. Hanson New Professional Award. 

This award, given in memoriam of former Association Chair Car...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Springtime


Spring weather brings an increase in pedestrians and cyclists to Waukee trails, parks and streets. Here are some safety and courtesy tips to keep everyone safe and happy!


  • Slow down or stop at intersections and trail crossings. 
  • Always b...
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Read more about Iowa Bike Safety.
Posted on: March 31, 2017

Artists Working Away on Waukee Trailhead Public Art Installation

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Following years of fundraising, the actual handy work to create the Waukee Trailhead public art installation began in mid-March. Artists at the RDG Dahlquist Art Studio are hard at work pressing, firing, coloring, glazing and building the $1.1 million Wau...

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Read more details from the RRVT blog!
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Register for Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation Programs NOW!

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The City of Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great spring and summer filled with programs, activities, trips and festivals! Highlights of the Program Guide that just hit mailboxes include details about:

  • Waukee’s popular festivals/events...
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See a preview video of events and programs!
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Haunted House Attendees Donate 145 Food Items

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A record 618 people attended the annual Waukee Haunted House on October 28 and 29. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donated non-perishable food items. In total, attendees donated 145 non-peri...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Mayor Peard Recognizes Randy Jensen and Jim Miller for Trailhead Fundraising

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At the Monday, Oct. 3 Waukee City Council meeting, Randy Jensen and Jim Miller were recognized by Mayor Bill Peard for their vision and fundraising efforts for the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead Art Project. The team, led by Jensen and Miller, raised $1.1...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Plaisance Family Makes Memorial Donation at Ridge Pointe Park

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John and Lara Plaisance recently worked with the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department as well as several donors to contribute equipment at Ridge Pointe Park in memory of their son, Drew. The Plaisances made it possible for two sets of swings, two spi...Read on...

See photos from the dedication event.
Posted on: October 3, 2016

260 Trees Distributed as Part of Plant Some Shade Waukee

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On September 28, 2016, 260 trees - including breeds like White Oak, Quaking Aspen Saucer Magnolia and Norway Spruce - were distributed to MidAmerican Energy Company customers through the Plant Some Shade™ program. Waukee Parks & Recreation and Park Bo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Waukee United Methodist Church Brings More Little Free Libraries™ to Town

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The Waukee United Methodist Church installed three new Little Free Libraries™ in the community over the Labor Day weekend. Church members installed libraries in Warrior Park, Windfield Park and at the Waukee Community Center. The church also plans to dona...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

David Combs Wins City Golf Championship

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The top eight finishers in the 2016 Waukee City Golf Championship (after 27 holes) were as follows:

1st: David Combs, 96
2nd: John Burgett, 993rd: Jon Raftis, 102
4th: Eric Buntenbach, 1045th: Patrick Breitbach, 105
5th: Derek Shultz, 1057th: ...Read on for top eight finishers...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Mens' and Womens' Golf League Winners Named

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The top eight finishers in each 2016 summer golf league are as follows:

Monday Night Mens' League
1st: Mac Harry/Ray Turner, 257.52nd: Chad Johnson/Brent Rankin, 256
3rd: Don Gehrls/David Johannesen, 2444th: Jon Means/Jason Ross, 241.5
5th: Matt...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Celebrate Waukee 5K Race Results

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More than 100 runners participated in the Celebrate Waukee 5K on Saturday, June 4 held in the Downtown Triangle.

The top three times in each division were as follows:

Mens Group:
1) Patrick Riley, 17:112) Dan Pinkerton, 17:31
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