Urbandale is located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area at the intersections of Interstate 35, Interstate 80, and Iowa 141. Urbandale is in both Polk and Dallas counties.  While Urbandale has a large residential base, it is a rapidly growing industrial park inside and outside the 35-business loop. The city features over 850 acres of parks and 33+ miles for recreational trails that connect to joining communities.  A unique blend of residential, business and green space in Urbandale make it a one of a kind area. Here are some things you will find in the Urbandale community.


Parks Department 



  • Urbandale Golf & Country Clubfeatures 9 hole course, country club, dinning, swimming, leagues, driving range
  • Life Time Athletic located at Hickman Rd and Highway 35/80 features Weights, Cardio, Classes, Spa, Multiple Swimming Pools, Yoga Studio, Café, Courts, Coaching, Kid Camps, Sports Club, Child Care and More
  • Aspen Athleticclubs has 2 Locations in t Urbandale (Merle Hay & Hickmann Rd) The club features cardo classes, personal training, Tennis, Tanning, and a large selection of weights and exercise equipment.



  • Urbandale Public LibraryBooks, Public Access Computers, Children’s programs, Clubs, photocopiers, DVD, movies, reference

Shopping / Entertainment

Retail shops and businesses are abundant throughout Urbandale, several are located on Douglas, Meredith, 86th and 100th streets.

  • Merle Hay Mall Shopping, Dinning, Entertainment, Flix BrewHouse, Merle Hay Lanes

Museum / Attractions

Living History Farmson  Hickman Rd is  an interactive 500-acre outdoor museum which educates and entertains. Features events, programs, classes, and camps.


Public (Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, Dallas County/Grimes) and Private high school and grade schools. A large selection of public, private, and daycare are abundant and available. The main school district is the Urbandale School District

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