- Parks & Recreation
- Spring/Summer Programs
- Adult Programs
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. Ages 14 years old and up may attend this clinic. Participants should have prior knowledge 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. Attendance 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.
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.
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.
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 on Mar. 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 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! Menus rotate and are available on the registration platform about a month before each party. View dates and register here.
CPR Certification Class: Learn How to Help Save a Life
Taught by professionals at the Waukee Fire Department, this in-person CPR Certification class teaches you how to perform CPR correctly, use an AED and help a person who is choking. According to American Heart Association (AHA), immediate CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after a cardiac arrest. Learning CPR today can help save your child or loved one! NOTE: Participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet to take an online examination after the class. View costs, dates and register here.
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 3: Small Space & Apartment Gardening
This talk by Ted Lare Garden Center will show you how to garden successfully even in the smallest of spaces. Learn about small deck, balcony and mobility friendly outdoor options for growing annuals and veggies. Bringing some of your garden favorites inside, like windowsill herb gardens, will also be touched on. After the talk, you will get to plant a small herb in a teacup—ready to take home and grow inside or out! Herbs will vary, and supplies will be first come first served.
April 7: Journaling 101 with Billie Wade
Think journaling isn’t for you? Think again! Journaling can strengthen your self-awareness and problem-solving skills, reduce stress and help keep your memory sharp. In this class, we will use general topics to begin learning how to effectively journal and explore the many types of journaling to find the one that best fits you. Attendees will be given a journal and pen to start their journey (while supplies last).
May 5: Younkers: The Friendly Store
When shoppers went to Younkers, they experienced something magical. Celebrities signed autographs, chefs gave cooking demonstrations and Miss Universe discussed the latest styles in swimwear. The flagship store, a showplace in the heart of downtown Des Moines, boasted dazzling selling spaces equipped with the first escalator and air conditioner in the state. The Tea Room established a legendary reputation for its food, fashion shows and Theater Nights. Join author Vicki Ingham as she explores Younkers’ journey to become one of the most important department store chains in the Midwest.
June 2: How Iowa Met Baseball: the Myths, the History, the Players
Over the past century, the setting for the spring passion of many Iowans has been the ballpark. This presentation by DMACC professor John Liepa explores the myths of baseball’s origins, the early history and evolution of the game, including baseball’s journey to Iowa and the role of the Civil War in spreading its popularity. Learn about some of Iowa’s baseball pioneers, and view an extensive collection of baseball memorabilia featuring Iowa players.
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.