Past News Articles

Council Meeting Reminder
8/27/2014 3:44:38 PM by Skye McBroom
Parks and Recreation Fall Sports Underway
8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM by Kathy Kester

Indianola Parks and Recreation's fall sports season has begun.  The Department offers sports opportunities for all ages, from PeeWee Nerf Football and Tiny Kickers Soccer to men's and coed adult softball leagues.  Youth sports alone involve over 400 players in the fall, said Recreation Superintendent, Doug Bylund.

"We usually have around 200 players in our youth soccer league for Kindergarten through 6th graders, and another 100 or so in our flag football league for grades 2-4," he said.  In addition, instructional programs are offered for younger students in football, soccer and volleyball. A 5th and 6th grade volleyball league rounds out the fall youth sports offerings.

The adults get in on the action, too, with adult fall softball leagues.  "On Tuesday and Friday nights, we'll have adult softball games going on three fields at Pickard," Bylund said.  "The concession stand is open, people bring the family and the kids play on the playground while their parents are playing games.  It's a real family-friendly atmosphere." 

It's the same at the soccer fields.  On game nights, players fill the six fields south of the middle school, and families fill the sidelines.  Bylund said, "You never know who you'll run into at the soccer fields.  It's a place where we make unforgettable, priceless memories at the same time the kids are learning life skills through sports."

To register for Parks & Recreation programs, call the office at (515) 961-9420 or view the offerings online at and click on the link for Indianola Magazine.

Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center Closes for Season
8/18/2014 4:55:15 PM by Kathy Kester
Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Indianola has closed for the 2014 season as of Saturday, August 16.  read more...
Aquatic Center Season Ends
8/15/2014 12:18:46 PM by Kathy Kester

The Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center's last day will be Saturday, August 16.  The pool will be open from 12-1pm for lap swimming and water walking for adults 18 & older, then for open swim from 1-7pm.

On Sunday, August 17, the annual Doggie Dive will be held from 2-4pm.  Cost is $10 per dog and owner.  Pre-registration is encouraged by calling Indianola Parks & Recreation at (515) 961-9420.

Buxton Park More Refreshing Than Ever
8/13/2014 2:57:35 PM by Kathy Kester
Second Year for Buxton Garden Party
8/12/2014 10:42:20 AM by

The Buxton Park Garden Party will be held Thursday, September 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  In its second year, the event is held as a fundraiser for the city’s oldest park with proceeds going towards park improvements and enhancements.    

Guests may enjoy cheese and fruit, music by the Indianola Community Jazz Ensemble, and browsing local artists and square merchants.  A raffle of donated items from the vendors and garden art designed by City Horticulturist Angie Buchanan will be held.  Event ticketholders receive 3 raffle tickets with admission, and purchase of additional raffle tickets is encouraged.   

Advance discounted tickets to the party are available by calling (515) 961-9420.  Admission the day of the event is $15/person or $25/couple.

Wine tastings will also available from local wineries.

The event is sponsored by Indianola Park Friends in partnership with Simpson College and Indianola Parks and Recreation.

No Fireworks for the 4th
7/3/2014 3:40:04 PM by Skye McBroom
Scam Targets Local Businesses
6/13/2014 4:08:04 PM by Skye McBroom
Volunteers Put DeNelsky Park in the Spotlight
6/9/2014 9:10:44 AM by Kathy Kester

DeNelsky Discovery Day will feature nature-themed craft projects for children and guided opportunities to explore the flora and fauna of the woodland paths.

Brush Facility Monitor (Seasonal)
4/9/2014 9:29:51 AM by Skye McBroom
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