Parks & Recreation


West Branch Parks and Recreation Department works to improve the quality of West Branch residents’ lives through parks, trails, and activities.  Residents can enjoy the 3.5 mile Herbert Hoover Trail, 5 parks (Lions Field, Heritage Square, Wapsi Creek, Beranek, and Cubby Park), and other recreation activities such as;  youth soccer, t-ball, football, basketball, volleyball and more!

Parks & Recreation Capital Improvements Plan


Pay Registrations Online

Coaches and volunteers, please click here to complete your required background check. 

Activities

Click here for Town Hall policy and fees.

*New program*

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES?

Join West Branch Parks and Recreation and Miss Sara from Cedar County Conservation to find out what the buzz is about bees.  Stay afterwards for a finger food potluck.  Make sure to bring a sharable snack if you want to participate in the potluck.

  • June 13, 2022 at 10am-11am
  • Finger food potluck from 11am-11:30am
    • Make sure to bring a snack to share
  • Beranek Park Shelter
  • Registration is not required but is very appreciated.
  • Click here to register

 

West Branch Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Schedule

West Branch Parks and Recreation is extending day camps this summer! Spend time with friends this summer as we learn new things, go on adventures, play games and many other activities. Each week full camp will have 3 field trips: swimming, outdoor adventures, movies, and an indoor activities. Is your child involved in other summer activities such as summer school? We will work around that schedule and meet them after class so they can enjoy camp activities. Field trips are subject to change. Mini camps are all the fun of camp activities in West Branch, but with limited hours and no field trips.  Camp numbers are limited and based on first come/first served.

Session Dates Field Trips Days/Times Cost
Session 1 -Full camp 7/11-7/15 Swimming, Tom and Jerry Movie, Bloomsbury Farms and Splash Pad M-F 8:30-4:30 $180.00
Session 1-Mini Camp 7/11-7/15 No field trips M/W 8:30-4:30 T/Th 8:30-11:30 No camp on Friday $100.00
Session 2-Full camp 7/18-7/21 Shelter and Fire Building, Swimming, Bowling, Dubuque River Museum, Crystal Lake Caves M-F 8:30-4:30 $180.00
Session 2 Mini Camp 7/18-7/21 No field trips T/W 8:30-4:30 Th 8:30-11:30 No camp on Monday or Friday $80.00
Session 3-Full camp 7/25-7/29 Johnson County Fair, Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie, Camp Courageous-Monticello M-F 8:30-4:30 $180.00
Session 3 Mini Camp 7/25-7/29 No field trips M/W 8:30-4:30 T/Th 8:30-11:30 No camp on Friday $100.00
Session 4-Full camp 8/8-8/12 Swimming, Trampoline Park, Fun City in Burlington M-F 8:30-4:30 $180.00
Session 4 Mini Camp 8/8-8/12 No field trips M/Th 8:30-4:30 T/W 8:30-11:30 No camp on Friday $100.00

 

Walking Wednesdays

  • Starts May 11 at 11am
  • Meet at West Branch Public Library – 300 N Downey St
  • Runs through September 28.
  • Adults only – children in strollers are allowed.
  • No pets, please.
  • We will not walk if it’s raining.
  • Click here to register for the walking group!

Teen Trips

  • Participants should be 12 years of age or older or in 6th grade or above
  • Trips must have at least 7 participants for activity to take place.
  • $75 fee per participant
  • July 7, 2022 Lost Island Waterpark or Adventureland
  • August 2, 2022 Spelunking at Camp Courageous
  • Click here to register for teen trips.

Swim Lessons-June 20-July 1

  • Swim lessons will take place Monday-Friday from June 20, 2022-July 1, 2022.
  • Lesson is at 9am in Tipton.
  • Bus will begin loading at the West Branch Public Library at 8:15am and return around 10:30am. Lessons will be indoors!
  • The bus fee is $30 per person or $40 family rate payable to the City of West Branch.
  • All safety guidelines will be followed including mask wearing and social distancing when appropriate.
  • Please have your child wear a coverup or towel over their swimsuit. They will not be changing before or after swim lessons in the locker room.
  • You must also register for Red Cross Swim Lessons with Tipton Aquatic Center. There is a $40 fee for swim lessons.
  • Click here for online registration for swim bus.

  • Click here for printable 2022 group Red Cross registration form.

Zumba 

  • Registration deadline is April 1, 2022.
  • Class size is limited to 6-15 participants.
  • Payment must accompany registration.
  • Refunds will only be made for approved medical reasons
  • All Zumba classes will be at Town Hall-113 N 1st Street from 5:15pm-6:00pm
    • Session 3  April 4- May 2 (5 weeks)
    • Drop in class-$10 This will only be available is space allows.
    • Click here to register!

Iowa Gym-nest Mobile Gymnasts Spring Session-Deadline January 29, 2022

  • Class is suitable for children 2-5 years old.
  • Classes will be from 9:30am-10am Tuesdays at Town Hall.
  • February 8th-April 12th.
  • $100 fee payable on the first day of class to Iowa Gym-nest by check or cash.
  • Must have at least 7 children registered for the class to occur.
  • Click here to register.

Upcoming spring and summer programs-More information soon

Co-ed Preschool Soccer-Registration deadline March 10, 2022

  • $25 fee-Additional $20 fee if a red/white Park and Recreation jersey is needed.
  • Practices and games will be Tuesdays and/or Thursday April 26-May 26-Subject to change
  • Game times will be 5:45 or 6:45.
  • Volunteer coaches will be needed.
  • Team size are limited.  Waitlist will be started when teams are full.
  • All games and practices will be in West Branch at Lions Field
  • Click here for online registration.

Co-ed Kindergarten T-Ball-Registration deadline March 10, 2022

  • $40 fee
  • Practices start in early May and will be determined by the coach.
  • Games will be Monday and/or Wednesday May 16-June 29-Subject to change.
  • Game times will be 5:45 or 6:45.
  • Volunteer coaches will be needed.
  • Team size are limited.  Waitlist will be started when teams are full.
  • All games and practices will be in West Branch.
  • Click here for online registration.
  • 2022 Early-Kindergarten Game Schedule

Co-ed 1st-2nd Grade Machine Pitch Baseball-Registration deadline March 10, 2022

  • $40 fee
  • Practices start in early May and will be determined by the coach.
  • Games will be Tuesday and/or Thursday May 17-June 30-Subject to change.
  • Game times will be 5:45 or 6:45.
  • Volunteer coaches will be needed.
  • Team size are limited.  Waitlist will be started when teams are full.
  • All games and practices will be held in West Branch.
  • Click here for online registration.
  • 2022 Machine Pitch Schedule

3rd-4th Grade Baseball-Registration deadline March 10, 2022.

  • $60 fee
  • Practices start in April and will be determined by the coach.
  • Games will be Monday and Wednesday May 16-June 30-Subject to change.
  • There will be one Saturday or Sunday tournament.
  • Volunteer coaches will be needed.
  • Team size are limited.  Waitlist will be started when teams are full.
  • Games will be in various communities including West Branch, Tipton, West Liberty, Wilton, North Cedar, Anamosa, and Solon.
  • Click here for online registration.

3rd-4th Grade Softball-Registration deadline March 10, 2022.

  • $60 fee
  • Practices start in April and will be determined by the coach.
  • Games will be Monday and Wednesday May 16-June 30-Subject to change.
  • There will be one Saturday or Sunday tournament.
  • Volunteer coaches will be needed.
  • Team size are limited.  Waitlist will be started when teams are full.
  • Games will be in various communities including West Branch, Tipton, West Liberty, Wilton, North Cedar, Anamosa, and Solon.
  • Click here for online registration.

5th-6th Grade Softball-Registration deadline March 10, 2022.

  • $60 fee
  • Practices start in April and will be determined by the coach.
  • Games will be Tuesday and Thursday May 17-June 30-Subject to change.
  • There will be one Saturday or Sunday tournament.
  • Volunteer coaches will be needed.
  • Team size are limited.  Waitlist will be started when teams are full.
  • Games will be in various communities including West Branch, Tipton, West Liberty, Wilton, North Cedar, Anamosa, and Solon.
  • Click here for online registration.

YSF Track and Field-Registration deadline March 21st

 

Preschool Co-Ed T-ball-Registration deadline April 27,2022.

  • Practice and games will be Tuesdays or Thursdays May 31-June 30.
  • Game times will be 5:45 or 6:30.
  • $25 fee-Additional $20 fee if a red/white Park and Recreation jersey is needed.
  • Team size is limited.
  • Volunteers coaches will be needed.
  • Click here for online registration.

Swim Lessons-June 20-July 1

  • Swim lessons will take place Monday-Friday from June 20, 2022-July 1, 2022.
  • Lesson is at 9am in Tipton.
  • Bus will begin loading at the West Branch Public Library at 8:15am and return around 10:30am. Lessons will be indoors!
  • The bus fee is $30 per person or $40 family rate payable to the City of West Branch.
  • All safety guidelines will be followed including mask wearing and social distancing when appropriate.
  • Please have your child wear a coverup or towel over their swimsuit. They will not be changing before or after swim lessons in the locker room.
  • You must also register for Red Cross Swim Lessons with Tipton Aquatic Center. There is a $40 fee for swim lessons.
  • Click here for online registration for swim bus.
  • Click here for printable 2022 group Red Cross registration form.

Upcoming Fall and Winter programs-More information soon

3rd-4th Grade Volleyball

3rd-4th Grade Flag Football

5th-6th Grade Volleyball

Preschool-Kindergarten Flag Football

1st-2nd Grade Flag Football

Preschool-Kindergarten Basketball

1st-2nd Grade Basketball

3rd-6th Grade Boys Basketball

Zumba 

  • Registration deadline is December 20, 2021.
  • Class size is limited to 6-15 participants.
  • Payment must accompany registration.
  • Refunds will only be made for approved medical reasons
  • All Zumba classes will be at Town Hall-113 N 1st Street from 5:15pm-6:00pm
    • Session 1 January 3-January 31-$35
    • Session 2 February 7 to March 7-$35
    • Register for both session 1 and session 2-$63
    • Drop in class-$10 This will only be available is space allows.

Tot Time

  • Wednesdays September 8-May 18th from 9-10:30 at Town Hall(113 N 1st Street)
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10-10:30 will be a program by Cedar County Conservation
  • Tot time will be cancelled if there is no school in session due to weather or no school days

 

 


Parks & Community Buildings & Locations

Reserve Locations:
Town Hall
Beranek Park Shelter
Heritage Square
Lions Field Shelter

Click here for West Branch Field Reservation Policy and Fees

Click here for a printable Field Request Form


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