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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Haunted House Attendees Donate Food and Money to Food Pantry

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Attendees at Waukee's Halloween Haunted House on October 25 & 26 donated 43 non-perishable food items and $85 in cash to the Waukee Area Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Park Board, organizers offered $1 off admission to Haunted House attendees who donat...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Sign Up by Nov. 21 for Letters from Santa

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He's making a list... and checking it twice... for Letters from Santa! Let Waukee Parks & Recreation staff know what your kiddos have on their Christmas list, and staff will facilitate with Santa Claus to send a letter from the North Pole. This is gre...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 28, 2019

2019 Big Year for Parks Expansion

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The new one-cent local option sales tax passed in Dallas County in November 2017. New sales tax dollars are enabling the City of Waukee to build new parks and improve existing parks in Waukee without raising the property tax levy. And, the Waukee Betterme...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Waukee Parks Now Winterized

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Due to chilly temperatures and snow, Waukee Parks & Recreation team members winterized/closed all park restrooms and water fountains. Please plan accordingly when venturing out to parks during the upcoming days and weeks. The Trailside Dog Park is inc...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Tot Lot Keeps Toddlers Busy All Winter

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Waukee Parks & Recreation is changing up session times and the location of its toddler play program. Tot Lot will be held on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Fox Creek Pavilion. From Oct. 1-March 31, toddlers can play w...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Earl May Donates Trees to Westown Meadows Park

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On Oct. 25, 2019, Earl May Nursery & Garden Center and Waukee Parks & Recreation staff planted eight trees in Waukee's nearly completed Westown Meadows Park, located at 2445 SE Willowbrook Drive. Earl May donated three White Oaks, three Prairie St...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Parks & Rec Offices Closed for Holidays

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation offices, located at the Public Works Building at 805 University Avenue, will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Monday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday, Dec...
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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Two Kettlestone Ponds Stocked with Trout

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On Oct. 24, 2019, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources stocked the two Kettlestone Waukee Commons ponds with a total of 1,000 trout as part of its "Fish Local" campaign! See video.

Iowa residents and nonresidents aged 16 and up who are requir...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Program Highlight: Youth Basketball League

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Registration is open for this winter’s Youth Basketball League which starts Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 15! Kids in grades K-3 are welcome to participate in this fun, introductory league. The six-week program will teach participants the fundam...

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Waukee Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Program Highlight: Dinner Delights

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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 delicious meals. Participants just need to bring freezer bags or a cooler in which to take the meals ho...

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