Accessible Amenities

Miracle League of Waukee Ball Field & Play Area Plus All-Inclusive Fishing Pier

According to 2017 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, Dallas County, Iowa’s estimated population is 87,235 residents. Approximately four percent of those residents under the age of 65 have a disability; this means nearly 3,500 Dallas County residents are in need of accessible recreational amenities.

As the City of Waukee develops its plan for the Waukee Youth Sports Complex to be completed alongside the Waukee Community School District’s second high school, the City is setting aside land for the new Miracle League of Waukee Ball Field and Play Area as well as an all-inclusive fishing pier.

The Waukee Betterment Foundation is taking on the role of fundraising for this important and unique project.

Download a project brochure!

Photos provided by the City of Ankeny.

Waukee Railroad Pergola - day
Waukee Railroad Pergola - night


Thanks to the donors who made this project possible!

Public Art

Raccoon River Valley Trailhead

The Waukee Betterment Foundation, led by President Jim Miller, raised $1.1 million for the creation and installation of the Waukee Railroad Pergola - In the Shadow of the Rails. Each summer, thousands of biking and trail users will visit this $1.1 public art installation at the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead located in Waukee. The community gathering place was designed by David Dahlquist and RDG Planning & Design and features red and white columns to visually echo former railway signage. The piece celebrates the railroad history of Waukee, and features LED lights to make nighttime riding enjoyable.

Read the Rails to Trails article.

Read the MyWaukee Magazine article.