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, 3 parks (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. 


West Branch Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for the following programs:

New Fall/Winter Programs

Adult Indoor Volleyball League

  • Sunday January 12-March 8th  4pm-8pm
    • 2 games a night
  • No games January 26th.
  • League limited to 8 teams
  • $100 fee per team
  • Deadline December 20th or when the league is filled.
  • All players must be at least 18 years old.
  • Register online here.  Paper registrations available upon request.
  • Payment can be made online or at the West Branch City Office.

It’s a Wrap

  • December 18th at 6:00pm-8:00pm at Town Hall.
  • We will provide tape, scissor, some wrapping paper and ribbon(but bring any special paper you want).
  • Get all of your Holiday wrapping done without prying eyes.
  • Some snacks provided, but bring any beverages or additional snacks you would like.
  • Registration is not required, but always appreciated.


Indoor walking-November 1-March 31

  • Monday-Friday 5am-6am at West Branch High School(new gym entrance)
  • No fee, but donations are accepted.
  • Additional evening times may be added upon request.
  • Schedule will be altered during Holiday breaks.  Please check the Park and Recreation calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Christmas Tree Craft-Sponsored by WBPR and WBPL

  • December 11 7pm-8pm at Town Hall(115 1st Street)
  • Snacks provided
  • Participants choose there own color garland(white, silver, gold, green, or red) and lights(white or multicolored.
  • Please register to ensure enough supplies. If you prefer to not register online, please contact Melissa Russell.


  • Bunco is an easy to learn dice game that is loads of fun!  Bring $5 to put to contribute towards the prizes at the end of the night.
  • Games will be the Monday or Tuesday(determined by the group) the 2nd week of the month January-May.  First night is January 13th at 6:30pm at Town Hall.
  • Must be at least 21 to play.
  • Register online no later than January 6th.

Indoor Adult Pickleball-starts January 7th

  • Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6pm-8pm(times and days may need to be adjusted) at Scattergood.
  • Fee to be determined based on the number of teams.
  • Deadline December 13th.
  • Online registration

Youth Sports Programs

Preschool-2nd grade basketball

  • Saturday mornings November 2(practice and jersey handout), November 9(practice and scrimmage), November 16(practice and scrimmage), November 23(practice and scrimmage)
  • Times and divisions subject to change based on players and coaches availability:
    • 8:30-9:15 Co-ed Preschool(must be at least 4)-Kindergarten
    • 9:30-10:15 Co-Ed 1st/2nd grade
    • 10:30-11:15 K-2nd grade girls
  • $35 registration fee if your need a jersey or $20 if you currently have a jersey.
  • Online registration.  Please pay in the city office or online (payment box at the top of this page.
  • 2019 Printable Registration Form

3rd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade volleyball

Wednesday Tot Time

  • Various parks or Town Hall  from 9am-10:30am
  • Join other caregivers for weekly activities.

Parks & Community Buildings & Locations

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

City of West Branch Field Request Form(summer league fields, Lions soccer field, and volleyball courts at Beranek Park)

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