Waukee Parks and Recreation hosts a number of adult programs. View the program guide for more information. Adult programs fill up quickly, so do not delay signing up!
Sports & Fitness
Yoga for Seniors
Bring your yoga mat and enjoy some time to breathe, stretch and work on your balance Thursdays from May 7-21 at 10 a.m. in the Waukee Public Works . There are many benefits to practicing yoga. Yoga can reduce stress, improve circulation, build strength, boost immunity and so much more. Yoga is for everyone! This class is a safe space to try something new or continue your practice. Register
Yoga in the Park - June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 8 & 22, Sept. 12 & 26
Join local, certified yoga instructors for Yoga in the Park this summer! Bring a yoga mat or towel to Windfield Park on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from June through September. Yoga sessions will take place from 8-9 a.m. This program is recommended for anyone 8 years and older. The cost is $2 per person. Follow Waukee.org or the Waukee Parks & Recreation social media pages for updated Yoga in the Park information. No registration is required.
Coed Sand Volleyball Leagues
League play takes place at the Centennial Park sand volleyball courts on Thursday nights starting at 6 p.m. or Sunday nights at 4 p.m. This is a “call your own” league, so no referee will be provided. Thursday and Sunday Leagues will run separately and will have both B (competitive) and C (recreational) divisions available. Registration fees vary by league. Register
Bags League is played on Wednesday evenings at Centennial Park’s basketball court. The league has space for 16 two-person teams. Registrants must sign up as a team; individuals will not be taken. Bags League will start June 3 and should be completed by Aug.12. Teams may be split into competitive and recreational divisions. The registration fee is $48.15. Register
Coed Softball Leagues
Adult Coed Softball Leagues will be offered at the Centennial Park fields. League action will take place on Tuesday nights. Games are played at 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. There will be two separate leagues: B (competitive) and C (recreational). The registration fee is $240.75 per team. Register
Pickleball Clinic - Intermediate
This new clinic, run by the Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club, is an exciting way to learn about the quickly growing sport of Pickleball. The clinic will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fox Creek Park Pickleball Courts. All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend. Participants will build on basic skills while learning new tips and techniques to use during Pickleball play. All equipment will be provided. The clinic is free, but pre-registration is required. Register
Pickleball League is played on Monday evenings at the Fox Creek Park Pickleball Courts. The league has space for 16 two-person teams. Registrants must sign up as a team; individuals will not be taken. Pickleball League will start June 8 and should be completed by Aug. 17. Teams may be split into competitive and recreational divisions depending on numbers. The registration fee is $48.15. Register
Trips & Activities
For any questions regarding adult activities and trips, contact Danae Edwards at 515-978-0007 or email dedwards@Waukee.org. Payment is due upon registration to reserve a spot for trips. Cancelations must be made THREE WEEKS prior to the date of the trip to receive a full refund.
Heart of Dane Country Day Trip
Located in the heart of southwest Iowa’s picturesque countryside, Elkhorn is home to the largest settlement of Danes in the U.S. On Wednesday, April 22, we’ll visit the Museum of Danish America to learn about Danish immigrants and their journey from Denmark to establish homes, schools and churches in America; tour the 60-foot Danish Windmill that was built in Denmark and shipped directly to Elkhorn, and enjoy a traditional Danish meal. The $84 fee includes tour admissions, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities. Register by Friday, March 20.
Historic Omaha Day Trip
Step back in time and spend Wednesday, June 3 exploring Midwest history at the Durham Museum. Housed in historic Union Station, the Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region. This summer’s traveling exhibit is “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World”. Spend the afternoon enjoying Omaha’s most historic, most entertaining neighborhood, the Old Market. Enjoy a lunch of choice at one of the Old Market’s many delicious eateries. The $49 fee includes tour admission, bus transportation and gratuities. Please bring money for lunch and any additional purchases. Register by Wednesday, May 20.
Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair Day Trip
Do you like taste-testing everything on a stick or seeing the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair? How about strolling through the homemade crafts and quilts? Take a trip to the 2020 Iowa State Fair for Older Iowans Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Don’t worry about fighting traffic because the bus will drop the group off inside the gates right next to the Elwell Family Food Center. The $25 fee includes transportation and admission. Register by Monday, Aug. 10.
Fall in Love with Iowa Falls Day Trip
Enjoy the crisp fall air and scenic views that Iowa Falls has to offer on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Visit historic architectural buildings, international art collections and a private garden. Lunch will be served on the Scenic City Empress as we take a boat cruise on the Iowa River viewing limestone bluffs, a man-made waterfall and the historic swinging bridge. Peruse the shops in downtown Iowa Falls, and enjoy a free drink at the local coffee shop. The $85 fee includes tour admissions, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities. Register by Monday, Sept. 14.
Behind the Scenes of the Des Moines International Airport Day Trip
No need to grab your passport to go on this adventure. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or not, don’t miss this opportunity to get a sneak peek of airport operations, a presentation about the new terminal and a guided tour of this locally-loved transportation hub on Friday, June 26. The $5 fee includes transportation and admission. Register by Monday, June 22.
Dinner Delights freezer meal parties take care of the menu planning, shopping and prepping for dinner. At the end of the party, everyone takes home six meals. Participants bring freezer bags or a cooler in which to take the meals home. Dinner Delights will provide the rest! Parties will be held on March 8, April 5, May 3, June 21, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13 from 2-4 p.m. View the full menu online when you register.
Lunch & Learn and Bingo
No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try the Library’s Lunch & Learn series! A different speaker will educate attendees the first Friday of the month at 11 a.m. in the Waukee Community Center. Bring your own lunch, and the library staff will provide the dessert! Stick around afterward for bingo at 1 p.m. No registration is required.
March 6: Des Moines Jazz History
April 3: Journaling 101
May 1: Butterfly and Pollinator Gardening
June 5: World Folklore & Instruments
Aug. 7: Prohibition in Iowa