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We Want Your Input!
As part of LiveDSM, we want your opinion about what you'd like for the future of parks and recreation facilities/programs. We welcome children to take it, too. You might need to help the youngest in your family, but many will be able to take this short questionnaire on their own. Responses accepted through December 1.
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Kick the winter blahs with our new adult indoor volleyball program. Games are played Sunday nights at the newly remodeled Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Session two registration is underway and play begins January 14, 2018. Cost is $195 per team. Make sure to sign up online before January 1.
Jingle Bell Party - Fourmile
Meet with Santa, enjoy treats from Target and Hy-Vee, visit with members of Des Moines Police and Fire and bounce in the bounce house at the free Jingle Bell Party December 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fourmile Community Recreation Center. Register before Wednesday, November 28 by calling 248-6315.
Pee Wee Basketball
Introduce your child age 3-6 to basketball with our Pee Wee Basketball League. Two age divisions are offered at both Four Mile (3711 Easton Boulevard) and Pioneer Columbus (2100 SE 5th Street) Community Recreation Centers. Cost is $40 per individual. Registration ends January 1.
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Adult Wiffle Ball
Longing to play America's favorite past time, but there's 4' of snow on the ground? Good thing we offer Adult Indoor Wiffle Ball for you and a few of your closest friends. Cost is $60 per team and games are played at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Registration ends December 15.
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New!! Fall Bookwalk
Celebrate your love of reading this fall with our Bookwalk! You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while you enjoy one of these lovely parks!
Family Open Gym Night
Come out for Family Open Gym Night at both Pioneer Columbus and Fourmile Community Recreation Center every Friday night. Enjoy full access to all amenities. On the 3rd Friday of the month, come out and enjoy the bounce house and the Imagination Playground at Pioneer Columbus.
Holiday Wreaths Available
Order your holiday wreath for placement at any Des Moines municipal cemetery. The 24” artificial wreaths are $50 each and decorated with natural pinecones with red holly berries and a red velvet button bow. Call 248-6320 to purchase yours today.
Join us at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center for the “Imagination Playschool”. Imagination Playschool allows kids 1-7 the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, and tumbling mats.
Jingle Bell Party - Pioneer Columbus
Meet with Santa, enjoy treats from Target and Hy-Vee, visit with members of Des Moines Police and Fire and bounce in the bounce house at the free Jingle Bell Party December 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pre-register by December 4 by calling 248-6316.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 63 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.
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 & 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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