Triumph Park will be constructed north of Hickman Road and east of North 10th Street adjacent to Waukee’s future Northwest High School, which is set to open in 2021.
The 66-acre Triumph Park will feature a sports complex with 12 softball/baseball fields, practice areas, concessions, accessible restrooms and 800+ parking spaces. The complex will serve local teams as well as large tournaments. The City will build an 11-acre pond amenity which will also serve as a major stormwater management feature. Greenspaces will be used for events, and three miles of trails will connect to area neighborhoods and regional trail systems.
The Waukee Betterment Foundation is raising $2.7 million to help fund accessible features at Triumph Park. These include the Waukee EPIC Inclusive Playground designed by Landscape Structures Inc. The firm builds only one EPIC Playground every year, and Waukee’s will be the most inclusive to date of its size. The 15,000-square-foot playground features mobility device access at various levels, rubberized surfacing for accessibility and safety, a seating wall, sensory features, STEM panels, shade structures, and accessible parking and restrooms. The Waukee EPIC Inclusive Playground will be situated near the Greater Iowa Credit Union Miracle League® Field and the facility’s ADA-compliant fishing pier. Apple, Inc. donated $1 million to help fund this project.
Construction at Triumph Park is expected to begin in the fall of 2020 with an opening date of spring 2022 planned.