Parks & Recreation

  • The Park and Recreation Department is located at Town Hall, 201 E. Main Street, West Branch, IA 52358. Phone: 319-643-4212  Fax: 319-643-2782 Rain Out Number: 319-643-8600  Cell Number 319-930-0393  Email: recdirector@westbranchiowa.org Some of the Park and Recreation Department offerings include:
  • Youth Activities, including Soccer, Flag Football, T-Ball, Track & Field, and Volleyball
  • Swimming Lessons at the Tipton Aquatics Center
  • Youth Summer Activities including Camp and Special Trips
  • Adult Sand Volleyball 

West Branch Park and Recreation Rain Out Number:  319.643.8600

Click here for Facility Request form to reserve Beranek Park, Town Hall or Council Chambers

Click here for a Field Request form to request Summer League Fields, Lions Soccer Field, or Beranek Park Sand Volleyball Courts.

Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation Capital Improvements

2017 Parks and Recreation Activities

West Branch Community Calendar 

Summer League Field Schedule

Lions Field Schedule-Coming soon

Beranek Park Sand Volleyball Courts Schedule- Coming soon


Spring  and Summer 2017

Preschool Soccer-PreK Soccer-Mondays in April

  • Practice Monday April 3rd-6pm(Subject to change)
  • Scrimmages Monday April 10th, April 17th, April 24th and rain make up day May 1st.
  • $35 fee or $20 if participant has a West Branch Parks and Recreation jersey.
  • Registration deadline Friday March 17th, 2017
  • Games will be played at Lions Field.
  • Schedule and location subject to change based on weather and field conditions.
  • Click here for a registration form


Summer League Tball/Baseball/Softball-Completed Kindergarten-4th grade boys and girls

  • Practice times are determined by the coaches
  • 3rd/4th grade games are Mondays and Wednesdays starting May 15, 2017-June 28, 2017.
  • 3rd/4th grade teams will travel to other communities such as Tipton, Lisbon, Wilton, Stanwood, and West Liberty.
  • 1st/2nd grade boys coach pitch baseball teams will play in West Branch on Tuesdays and an occasional Monday May 22nd-June 29.
  • 1st/2nd grade girls coach pitch softball teams will play in West Branch on Thursdays and an occasional Monday May 22nd-June 29.
  • Kindergarten Co-ed tball teams will play Wednesday evenings in West Branch May 24-June 28.
  • Days, times, and locations are subject to change based on availabity.
  • $35 registration fee for all teams payable to the City of West Branch.
  • Registration form is due no later than Friday March 17, 2017
  • Click here for registration form.

Preschool-PreK Blast Ball and T-Ball June 2nd-July 1st

  • The blast ball division is for children 3-4 years old.  The game is played with a foam ball and bat and a squeaky base.  The first 2 weeks are focused on skill development and the last 2 weeks are short scrimmages. Practices and/or games will start about 9am.
  • The Rookid division is for children 4-5 years old but not yet completed kindergarten.  The first 2 weeks will be focused on skill development and the last 2 weeks will be short scrimmages.  Practices and/or games will be around 9:45am.
  • Games and practices will be at Lions Field.
  • $35 registration fee or $20 if you already have a West Branch Parks and Recreation jersey.
  • Registration forms are due no later than May 12, 2017.
  • Click here for registration form.

Harvey Peden Adult Co-ed Sand Volleyball

  • League play is Sunday evenings from June 4th-August 6th
  • Registration deadline is April 28, 2017. 
  • Teams are limited and accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • $75 League fee or $100 is the team would also like to play in the All Day Tournament on Saturday August 12, 2017.
  • Click here for registration form.

Red Cross Swim Lesson at James Kennedy Family Aquatic Center in Tipton

Active Adventures Session 1 and 2

Youth Sports Foundation 5th/6th grade track program

  • Registration deadline is March 9th
  • Click here for track flyer.
  • Click here for online registration.
  • 5 week program starting the week of April 10th.
  • Practices scheduled by the coaches.
  • Meet dates and locations:  April 23rd @ Muscatine High School, April 30th @ Wilton High School, May 7th @ Tipton HS Track in City Park, May 14th @ West Branch High School
  • Meets start about 1pm and finish by 4pm.
Melissa Russell
Melissa Russell
Park & Recreation Director