Parks & Recreation

"Connecting the community and enhancing the quality of life through recreational opportunities with tradition, excellence, and leadership."

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 2018 Spring/Summer Program Guide


Register for programs NOW!



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    Waukee Railroad Pergola Installation Now Complete

    A ribbon cutting and grand lighting ceremony was held for the public art feature "Waukee Railroad Pergola: In the Shadow of the Rails" on March 27. The new Waukee Trailhead feature is impressive by day and provides an amazing LED glow at night. Read on...
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    Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Now Open for the Season

    Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course is now open for the season! The course will be open daily from 11 a.m. to sunset, weather permitting. Call 515-987-5247 to schedule a tee time. Read on...
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    Register for Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation Programs NOW!

    The Spring/Summer Program Guide will hit mailboxes soon, and it's shaping up to be a fun-filled season in Waukee! Online registration is now open. Read on...
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