Waukee Parks and Recreation hosts a number of adult programs.
Sports & Fitness
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 fee is $240.75 per team. Season 1 runs June 8-July 20 and Season 2 runs Aug. 3-Sept. 14. Register
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. Seasons will run Sundays from June 6-Aug. 1, Thursdays from June 3- July 22 and Sundays from Aug. 15-Sept. 19. The fee for June’s seasons is $128.40 and the fee for August’s season is $80.25 Register
Bags League - FULL
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. The season will run from June 2-Aug. 11. The fee is $48.15 per team. Register
Life Time Tennis: Tennis Classes
The Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with Life Time Tennis to offer tennis classes. Both morning and evening times, as well as youth and adult classes will be offered. Life Time Tennis has a number of trained professionals to run the classes and provide experienced advice. Classes will range from beginner lessons to more advanced tennis strategies. Sessions will be held June 7-July 5 and July 12-Aug. 9. The fee is $60. Register
Yoga in the Park
Join local, certified yoga instructors for Yoga in the Park this summer sponsored by HomeLight! People 8 years and older are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel, a water bottle and $2 per person to Windfield Park. Classes take place June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug. 14 & 28 and Sept. 11 & 25 from 8-9 a.m.
Pickleball Clinic - Intermediate
This clinic, run by the Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club, is an exciting way to learn about the quickly growing sport of Pickleball. Ages 10 years old and up may attend this clinic. Participants should have prior knowledge of Pickleball. Participants will build on basic skills while learning new tips and techniques to use during Pickleball play. The free clinic will be held at the Fox Creek Pickleball Courts Tuesday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. All equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required.
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. Teams may be split into competitive and recreational divisions depending on numbers. Seasons will run May 3-June 14, June 28-Aug. 9 and Aug. 23-Oct. 4. The fee for one season is $48.15 per team.
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. Cancellations must be made THREE WEEKS prior to the date of the trip to receive a refund.
Bingo! Who doesn’t love yelling that out as the victor in this classic game of chance?! Gather friends or meet some new ones at this monthly bingo event in the Waukee Community Center. Improve your odds and play two cards a once if you wish! Bingo will be held March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 from 1-2:30 p.m. The fee is $1 and $0.10 for each card played per round.
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! Sessions will be held March 14, April 11, May 23, July 11 and Aug. 8 from 2-4 p.m. View the full menu online when you register.
Sunflower Fine Art
Sunflower Fine Art studio is owned by professional artist Tingting S. Beck. Her art has been honored at various professional art competitions, and she has taught art classes for nearly a decade. Adults will learn about the five categories of interest: landscape, architecture, plants, animals and people. Classes will also include basic training of sketching, still life and color painting. Classes will be held Tuesdays, April 6-May 11 and Thursdays, April 7-May 12 from 2-4 p.m. The fee is $145. Register
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 experience a sneak peek of airport operations, a presentation about the new terminal and a guided tour of this locally-loved transportation hub. The fee includes transportation and admission. Trips will be held Friday, June 25 and Friday, July 9 from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The fee is $5. Register
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 2021 Iowa State Fair for Older Iowans Day Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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 fee includes transportation and admission. The fee is $25. Register
Fall in Love with Iowa Falls Day Trip
Enjoy the crisp fall air and scenic views that Iowa Falls has to offer Wednesday, Sept. 29. Visit historic architectural buildings, international art collections and a private garden. Lunch will be served on the Scenic City Empress as guests 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 fee includes tour admissions, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities. The fee is $85.