Due to the extreme cold, Winterfest activities scheduled for tonight at Triangle Park have been moved to the Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut Street. Waukee Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to the Community Center where Santa will arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m. Kids will have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, and all will be able to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Bill Gordish will provide the Ice Sculpting demonstration on the south side of the Community Center.
Welcome to the City of Waukee
The City of Waukee is a dynamic and growing community that was incorporated in 1878. Over the years Waukee has transformed from a small rural town to an active suburb of the Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Area. Waukee upholds a small town atmosphere focused around families and friends with convenient access to local and regional amenities. The Waukee community has long made investing in families an important part of the culture in Waukee, which is evident in the quality of its school district, park facilities and participation in festivities held throughout the year.
The City of Waukee has been recognized as one of the fastest growing communities within the State of Iowa as well as being located within one of the fastest growing Counties within the United States. The Official Census Population released February, 2011 for Waukee's 2010 population identified Waukee as a community of 13,790 residents. This marks a record population growth of 169% for Waukee from 2000 to 2010. Waukee is located within Dallas County, Iowa which in 2008 was recognized by CNN Money.com as one of the top counties for job growth.
Waukee is committed to expanding its commercial and professional business opportunities. For a number of years, Waukee has focused a substantial amount of time and investment towards the Alice's Road Corridor which when completed, will open up approximately 1,300 acres to immediate development for commercial and professional office opportunities. The City of Waukee is in the process of creating a detailed master plan for the Alice's Road Corridor. The City has hired the consulting firm of Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. to facilitate the planning process for the master plan. In 2004, the City of Waukee prepared a general master plan outlining a vision for development along the proposed Alice's Road extension between University Avenue and Interstate 80. This master plan project is intended to expand upon previous planning efforts and take planning to the next level of detail. Additional information is available by clicking the link below to the New Alice's Road Corridor Master Plan.
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