Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
Voting Ends October 24!
Over 100 photos were submitted and these four were selected as the finalists in our Annual Report Photo Contest. Vote once per day for your favorite photo. The shot with the most votes will appear on the cover of our 2016 Report to the Community. Click below to get started!
Be there October 22!
The Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run will definitely bring out your inner superhero! Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite action hero or princess costume. Finishers receive a custom superhero medal. The Iowa League of Heroes will make a special appearance, so make sure to join us at the Hub Spot.
Enjoy a free night hike on the trail and meet some interesting but not scary characters along the way during this year's Halloween Hike! Wear your costume on the trail then come inside the Four Mile Community Center for bounce house fun, and crafts.
Attention Trail Users!
Portions of the Principal Riverwalk will be closed starting Monday, September 19 until late 2017. Please follow the link below to view the detour information.
Bird Feeder Workshop!
Want to attract more birds to your backyard? Register for our Bird Feeder Workshop on Saturday, November 19 at the Grandview Park enclosed shelter! Registration is $10 and includes materials to build your own bird feeder to take home.
Adult Basketball Registration
Gather your teammates and register for our adult basketball league before November 16. Open to both men and women, registration is $375 per team.
Senior Variety Show
Calling all members of the community 50 years of age and over! Show your talents by participating in the inaugural Senior Variety Show and Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. located at the Four Mile Community Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded and a free lunch will be provided.
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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