Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
Cemetery Decoration Removal Begins July 1
The removal of cemetery decorations that have been placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries will begin on July 1. Citizens who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them no later than Thursday, June 30.
Tour DM Parks Starts July 1
This July we are celebrating National Parks and
Recreation Month in a new and exciting way by inviting
residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks,
trails and facilities. We have designated 31 locations
Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win prizes from Honey Creek Resort, the Iowa Cubs and more!
Free Flicks Movie Series Begins
Presented by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, Free Flicks is a summer long series of outdoor movies beginning at sunset. With over 16 movies shown at a variety of parks, check out the complete list of movies to find one near you.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 60 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.
Our department is responsible for the management of 76 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 78 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.
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Recreation & Sports
Recreation for All Ages
Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers competitive, recreational, and leisure leagues for youth, men, women, and coed teams.
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