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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Parks & Recreation Partner Sunflower Fine Art's Owner Wins Big at State Fair

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Waukee resident and business owner Tingting Shao Beck received an honorable mention award in the Fine Arts competition at the Iowa State Fair for her oil painting “Summer of 1925”. In addition, three of her art students entered four pi...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Register for Fall/Winter Parks & Recreation Programs August 15

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great fall/winter line-up on deck featuring popular (and some new) activities, trips and festivals! Highlights include:

  • Waukee’s annual festivals/events such as WinterFest, Movies in the Park, th...
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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier Held at Sugar Creek Golf Course

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2018 marks the sixth year for the National PGA Drive, Chip & Putt program sponsored by the Masters Foundations, the USGA and The Iowa PGA of America. The Iowa PGA hosted five local qualifiers for the national program, one of which was help at Waukee's...

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See photos from the event! Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Centennial Park's New Gaga Ball Pit

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This summer Centennial Park received a new addition! As his Eagle Scout project Ryan Rash spent nearly a year building a brand new Gaga Ball pit for the Waukee community to enjoy. Thanks to Ryan's hard work, Waukee residents of all ages now have a venue t...

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See the video on Gaga Ball and Ryan’s project! Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Waukee’s Kettlestone Development Now Open for Fishing

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City of Waukee staff members have been working closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide accessible, quality fishing opportunities in the Waukee community.

“Fishing is a gateway activity for families to spend time tog...

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See a map of the pond locations. Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Waukee Railroad Pergola Installation Now Complete

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On March 27, more than 200 project supporters and citizens celebrated the installation of Waukee Railroad Pergola: In the Shadow of the Rails at the Waukee Trailhead of the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Following the ribbon cutting on the 27th, the ...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
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...

Waukee Parks & Recreation
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. Waukee Parks & Recreation
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...

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