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

Town Hall Policy and Fees

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 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.

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.

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.

10U Softball-Registration deadline January 24, 2022.

  • Outdoor practices will start April
  • Games will be Mondays and/or Fridays April – end of June in Coralville.
  • Fee: $100-Additional fees may occur.
  • Team size is limited. 4th grade girls that are 10 and under on December 31, 2021 will be accepted first. Any remaining spaces will be filled by 3rd grade players.
  • Tentative coaches will be Abbey Christoffel and Monica Tylee
  • This league will be a more competitive league than 3rd/4th grade softball. Children are welcome to participate in both divisions if space permits.
  • Click here for online registration.

12U Softball-Registration deadline January 24, 2022.

  • Outdoor practices will start April
  • Games will be Wednesdays and/or Fridays April – end of June in Coralville.
  • Fee: $100-Additional fees may occur
  • Team size is limited. Girls must be 12 and under on December 31, 2021.
  • Coaches will be needed by January 24, 2022 deadline.
  • This league will be a more competitive league than 5th/6th grade softball. Children are welcome to participate in both divisions if space permits.
  • Click here to register online.

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 Trach and Field-Registration deadline March 9. 2022.

Preschool Co-Ed T-ball-Registration deadline April 8, 2022.

  • Practice and games will be Tuesdays or Thursdays May 31-June 30.
  • Game times will be 5:45 or 6:30.
  • $25 fee
  • 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 swim lesson registration-available soon

Camp weeks-Subject to change

  • June 13-June 17
  • July 11-July 15
  • July 18-July 22
  • July 25-July 29
  • August 8-August 12
  • $180 per child each week.
  • More information available March 1st.

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
  • June 3, 2022 Galena Alpine Slides or University of Iowa Adventure Course

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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