News Flash

Posted on: June 20, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day in Waukee

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and Waukee Park Board will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration in the heart of Waukee. Festivities begin Wednesday, July 4 at 3 p.m. and include a parade, live music, great food and fireworks.


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See a video preview of this event! Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Register Now for Girls Fall Recreational Softball

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Registration is now open for this fall's Girls Recreational Softball League for those going into grades 2-8 for the 2018-2019 school year. The league will be a shortened six-game season running September 10-October 4. Games will be played on Monday and Th...

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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: May 14, 2018

Represent Waukee in the Summer Breeze Run - Battle of the 'Burbs

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Bragging rights are on the line in this friendly rivalry between the cities of Waukee, Clive and West Des Moines with 100 percent of all proceeds benefiting those communities.

Join the fun along this scenic race route that is quickly becoming a favorite of...

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Learn more and register! 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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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Register for Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation Programs NOW!

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great spring and summer filled with programs, activities, trips and festivals! Highlights include:

  • Waukee’s popular festivals/events such as the March 31 Easter Egg Hunt, free Movies in the Park and the an...
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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Carroll Hired as Golf Course Superintendent

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The City of Waukee is pleased to have Joe Carroll on board as the new Golf Course Superintendent at Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course. Carroll is already busy managing the day-to-day golf course maintenance. He is in charge of turf management including ch...

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Learn more about Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Waukee Scout Installs Little Free Libraries in Three Parks

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Waukee Boy Scout Carter Moseley recently finished building and installing Little Free Libraries at three of Waukee's parks - Centennial Park, Grant Park and Triangle Park. This project, thought up as one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, took ...

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See photo gallery from Triangle Park installation. 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...

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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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