Parks & Recreation

Waukee Parks & Recreation provides many programs throughout the year that appeal to participants of all ages. The Department offers leagues, activities, tours, special events and much more! Waukee Parks & Recreation strives to give all residents and visitors fun and recreational experiences at affordable costs, connecting the community and enhancing the quality of life through recreational opportunities with tradition, excellence, and leadership.

The Parks and Recreation Department improves the quality of life for Waukee citizens by maintaining 10 City parks, 19.2 miles of trails, Sugar Creek Golf Course, the Community Center and the planning of all annual festivals. The Department maintains and schedules the use of parks, ball fields and shelters for special community activities.

Waukee Parks Improvement Plan


A new one-cent local option sales tax passed for Dallas County on November 7, 2017. The tax will be effective on July 1, 2018 and will generate $2 million of new revenue each year for the City of Waukee. $1 million of that revenue annually will go into parks improvements and additions. View a draft of the proposed parks improvement plan. The other $1 million annually will be escrowed to offset future property tax increases related to a second Public Safety Building expected to open in 2025.

Check out the 2017 Fall/Winter Program Guide

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    Sugar Creek Golf Course Closed Thanksgiving Day; Open Special Hours November 24

    Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. It will reopen for business at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. It will stay open this fall until weather does not allow. Call 515-987-5247 for a tee time.
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    Waukee to Hold Annual WinterFest Celebration Friday, Dec. 1

    Bring on the holiday cheer at Waukee's free, annual WinterFest celebration on Friday, Dec. 1! Enjoy the tree lighting, Santa Claus, arts and crafts, open houses and more. Read on...
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    Haunted House Attendees Donate Nearly 100 Food Items

    Attendees at Waukee's Haunted House donated nearly 100 non-perishable food items and $60 in cash to the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry. Read on...
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