Urbandale Transforming Park into Winter Wonderland for Holiday Season

Urbandale Transforming Park into Winter Wonderland for Holiday Season

Join Mayor Bob Andeweg as he flips-the-switch, turning on the holiday lights and opening the park for the season. Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park in Urbandale has been decorated with 50,000 lights and many events are scheduled in the park for the next eight weeks.

Urbandale, IA – The City of Urbandale is opening a new winter attraction named Miracle on 86th Street on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:30 PM at Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park and Garden in Urbandale, Iowa. The park has been decorated with 50,000 lights and Urbandale Mayor Bob Andeweg will flip-the-switch and light up the park for the holiday season.
 
The park features a large custom-built train, larger-than-life ornamental displays, an ice-skating rink, and holiday-themed events all season long. The opening event is free, and the public is invited to attend. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available, and a professional photographer will be onsite for those that would like their photo captured in the beautifully decorated park.
 
The park is located at 3400 86th Street, near Urbandale Public Library and Urbandale City Hall. Miracle on 86th Street will be open from November 15, 2022 through January 9, 2023 during normal park hours. The ice-skating rink will be open as weather permits, please refer to signage near the rink (and notices on the City website) for open/closed status.
 
For more information and a listing of all the events and planned activities visit: www.Urbandale.org/holiday
 
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About Urbandale: 
 
Urbandale, Iowa, is an award-winning community of more than 45,000 residents offering a unique combination of location, value, and community engagement to businesses and residents. Urbandale is located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area at the intersections of Interstate 35, Interstate 80, and Iowa Highway 141. This unique geographic location allows Urbandale businesses and residents convenient access to a coast-to-coast and border-to-border transportation network. 
Urbandale is a welcoming and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. From safe neighborhoods to acres of green space, Urbandale is uniquely positioned as an attractive place to raise a family, grow your business, and enjoy life. The City of Urbandale maintains one of the lowest municipal tax rates in the state, providing excellent services at an exceptional value. Each year hundreds of new residents make Urbandale their home—joining those who already enjoy our community’s extensive park and trail network, short commutes, great career opportunities, and excellent schools.
The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager carries out the policy direction of the Mayor and five City Council members. As a national leader in Character Counts, Urbandale endeavors at all times to promote and model the principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
  
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