Waukee offers 23 miles of winding trails that connect neighborhoods and residents to different parts of the community. City officials invest in trails and greenways in an effort to make it easier for residents to travel by foot or bike in their own neighborhoods and beyond, fostering a greater sense of community. This investment also aims to support active pursuits through recreational opportunities and safety, ultimately promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The Raccoon River Valley Trail was designated as "One of Iowa’s Great Places" by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs in January 2015. This honor came with a $200,000 state grant that will contributed to the development, design and installation of Waukee Railroad Pergola - In the Shadow of the Rails located at the Waukee Trailhead. Learn more about this public art piece that illuminates the Raccoon River Valley Trail.