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  • Help Build More Trail

    Proceeds from the 2018 Mayor's Annual Ride and Run will fund the next phase of the Des Moines River Trail. Join us Saturday, April 21 for the 5k run/walk at 9 a.m and 23-mile ride at 10 a.m. Cost is $30 for adults, $5 for ages 5-18 before April 21. New this year, pre-event breakfast from 8 - 10 a.m. Register online now!

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  • Feel The Beat at The 2018 Music Camps

    Registration is now open for our 2018 Music Camps, presented in collaboration with the Des Moines Music Coalition. Designed for 11 to 15 year olds, participants can choose from our Hip Hop or Rock and Roll camps and will have the chance to perform at this year’s 80/35 Music Festival. Cost is $40.00 ($20.00 with scholarship).

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  • Register Now for Swim Lessons

    Take advantage of all our swim lessons offerings this summer. Five sessions, spanning from mid-June to late July, will be offered for a range of abilities and ages. Cost is $30 for group lessons and $80 for private. Sign up now to ensure you get the date and time you want.

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  • Volunteer for Bike Ped

    The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project needs your help. Sign up to help us record trail usage in the area May 15, 16, and 19.

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Trails
Trails
Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 63 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.

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Parks

Our department is responsible for the management of 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.

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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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