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  • Sargent Park Celebration - NEW DATE

    Please join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 12 p.m. to celebrate the generous gifts of the Sargent Family including the land that is now known as Sargent Park, the natural playscape, creek access, adjacent trail signage and new open-air shelter. The event will be held on the east side of the park, located at 3530 E Douglas Avenue.

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  • Now Hiring for Aquatics Positions

    We are now hiring for many seasonal positions including lifeguards, aquatics cashiers, marina attendants, park and recreations associates, swim lesson supervisors, swim instructors and pool supervisors.

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  • Water Safety Instructor Course

    If you are 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course is approximately 30-hours and will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional and earn money while you help people learn valuable skills. Cost is $175 per person.

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  • Swimming Lessons Registration

    Swimming Lessons Registration is now open! Sign up today for a variety of classes, including swim lessons 1-5, infant/baby and me, preschool lessons and adult lessons!

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  • Yoga at the Hub Spot

    Join us every Wednesday during the months of May and June for Yoga at the Hub Spot. From 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. enjoy free yoga classes taught by local instructors.

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Trails
Trails
Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 60 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.

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Parks

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 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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