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). View costs, dates and register here.
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. View costs, dates and register here.
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 accepted. View costs, dates and register here.
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. Participants 14 years old and older who have a good understanding of pickleball may attend this clinic. Build on basic skills while learning new tips and techniques to use during pickleball play. This clinic is free, and all equipment will be provided. View dates and register here.
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. View costs, dates and register here.
Senior Golf Clinic
Whether you’re just getting started or want a refresher, this series of group lessons, taught by PGA Pro, Chad Proehl, will help increase your skills, knowledge and the love for the game. After the final lesson, put your skills to the test with a round of golf on our beautiful 9-hole course (cart rental included). You can bring your own clubs or rent clubs from the Clubhouse. This class is open to adults 55 years and older. View costs, dates and register here.
Disc Golf League
Played at Centennial Park’s disc golf course, this league runs on Wednesday nights and consists of individual play in an open division setting with a chance to win weekly prizes. All skills levels are welcome, which enables everyone to meet fellow local disc golfers. View costs, dates and register here.
Be Fit & Fierce
Join Fit and Fierce 515 to test and build your strength and balance in a two-day fitness camp, which includes one barre class and one strength class. Participants are welcome to register for more than one session. Registration will include a FREE one-week studio pass to use on any regularly scheduled class at your convenience. View costs, dates and register here.
Yoga in the Park
Join local, certified yoga instructors from SPENGA-Waukee for Yoga in the Park this summer! Participants 8 years old and up are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel, water bottle and $2 per person to Windfield Park on the second and fourth Saturdays of June-September. 2023 season starts June 10. Note there will not be a class on June 24.
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.
Church Basement Ladies @ Circa 21
Join us as we head to Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL for lunch and a show! Enjoy a plated meal followed by the musical comedy, Church Basement Ladies. We’ll meet the pastor and three cooks who help run the kitchen and care for the congregation. They’ll stave off potential disasters, have fun, share and debate recipes, instruct the young and keep the pastor on due course. This musical comedy based on recipes, food and change in the church is funny, heartwarming and down to earth. $125 fee includes lunch, show, bus transportation and all gratuities. Cancelations will not be accepted after March 22. Register here.
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 Iowa State Fair for Older Iowans Day. Don’t worry about fighting traffic because the bus will drop the group off inside the gates right at Gate 15. The $25 fee includes transportation and admission. Register here.
The National WWI Museum & Memorial Day Trip
Join us as we visit America’s official WWI Museum and Memorial, home to the most comprehensive collection of WWI objects in the world. The Liberty Memorial Tower has a 217-foot-high, open-air observation deck where you can view Kansas City from up high. You have the option to climb the tower or just enjoy the rest of the museum. To reach the top of the Tower, guests ride an elevator and climb 45 steps. The fee includes transportation via charter bus, a tour at the museum and lunch. We’ll stop for dinner; please bring money for this stop. View trip dates and register here.
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 on Mar. 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 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! Menus rotate and are available on the registration platform about a month before each party. View dates, cost and register here.
Grace Fiore Co
Bring handmade beauty into your home with Grace Fiore Co. Each workshop features customized take-home decor made by YOU! All participants are given the same materials and go through the same steps, but no two arrangements are the same. Use your creativity, learn design skills and become familiar with flowers and plants. View costs, dates and register here.
Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) in the Park
Experience Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese philosophy of “bathing in the forest atmosphere”. Forest bathing (also called forest therapy) is a wellness practice rooted in scientific research that helps individuals engage with the natural world using all the senses in order to reap positive physiological and psychological benefits. At less than ½ mile total walk, these guided experiences are appropriate for all ages and abilities. Each session is led by Certified Forest Therapy Guide Brandy of Intertwined Iowa. View costs, dates and register here.
Senior Technology Classes with the Waukee Public Library
Registration is encouraged but not required.
March 14, 10 a.m. - Apple for All: Accessibility for iPhone Users
Looking to adapt your phone to your needs? Learn about accessibility features as they relate to vision, hearing, unsteady hands and memory. While this class will use an iPhone as an example, all are welcome as the concepts can be applied to Android devices.
April 11, 10 a.m. - Digital Decluttering
Craving organization in your digital life? Do you dread the threatening messages that you are low on space? In this class, we will learn how to find just what is taking up all that memory. You’ll also get tips for clearing out the files you don’t want to keep and organizing the things you do, as well as options for additional storage.
Snacks & Facts
No time to attend an evening or weekend program at the Waukee Public Library? Try our Snacks & Facts series. We’ll have a speaker the first Friday of every month at the Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut St. Come ready to learn, and we’ll provide the snacks! Stick around afterward for Waukee Parks & Recreation’s bingo at 1 p.m.
March 1: Memory Wire Bracelet
Create your own memory wire bracelet in this class taught by jewelry artist Nancy Hatch. There will be a variety of beads and charms for you to choose from. No experience is needed for this fun and easy jewelry-making class.
April 5: Pollinator Gardening & Beaded Garden Stakes
Butterflies are not only beautiful, they are also a huge benefit to our environment! Join Christine Eckles from the Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow. Fly program as she shows you how attract important pollinators—bees and butterflies— to your garden. Whether you plant a single pot on your back porch or an entire prairie field, you can make a difference and help native pollinators with just a few easy steps. Stick around after the talk to make a beaded garden stake to snazzy up your garden. All supplies are provided.