• Register Now!

    The Mayor's Annual Ride and Run will be held on April 18, with all proceeds benefiting the restoration of the Jackson Street Bridge. The run/walk starts at 8 a.m. with the ride following at 10 am. Registration is $25 for adults and $5 for ages 5-18. New this year, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a $2000 voucher towards the purchase of Giant brand bikes at Bike World.

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  • Seasonal Employment Opportunities

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers many different seasonal employment opportunities in three divisions: Aquatics, Parks/Buildings and Recreation. To view all current openings please click the link below.

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  • Don't Miss Out on Kickball Season

    This recreational adult coed league begins play in ay with game times from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Coed teams field ten players (5 men/5 women) ages 18 and over and play a 7-game schedule, one game a week, at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex (4980 NE 46th Street).

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  • Performing Arts Kids Club

    The inaugural Performing Arts Kids Club will be held Mondays at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th street) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, April 6 through May 4. The program ends with a student performance Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm and families are encouraged to attend. Registration is open through April 3 for this 5-week program, designed for kids in grades 4 - 6 and the cost is $19.

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  • GPS Egg Hunts

    You get 2 chances to try the same fun with a fun modern twist – GPS Egg Hunts! Each registered participant will use a handheld GPS unit that has been pre-programmed with prize locations within the park. After an introduction and instructions, the hunt will begin. For each correct location, participants will select a small prize to take home. More than one person may walk along on the search but only registered participants are allowed to pick up the prizes.

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  • Annual Report

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to provide residents with “2014 Report to the Community.” This report provides a high level overview of many of the department’s significant accomplishments over the past year.

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Birdland Marina Rental

 

Harbor moorage is offered to the public at rates recommended by the Park Board and established by ordinance by the City Council. All vessels moored, docked or in any way using harbor dock space must be permitted by the Park and Recreation Department and have affixed the current season dock rental identification.
 

Birdland Marina Layout - Horizontal View

Birdland Marina Layout - Vertical View

 

Season Use

 

The official harbor moorage season is from 4/1/13 to 10/31/13. All vessels using the Marina harbor during the designated season must have the permit decal for that season properly affixed. Vessels are allowed in the harbor only during the designated season. Electricity, including security lighting, will be available for the full designated season. Potable water will be available from May 15 to October 15 to avoid freeze problems.

 

Moorage Fees

 

All moorage fees include tax. All rentals are based on availability.

 

Seasonal Rates

Single Access, long length         $475.00
Double Access, regular length    $505.00
Single Access, regular length     $475.00

 

Monthly Rate *

Single Access only     $165.00

 

Weekend Rate * 

In after 12:00 noon on Friday, out by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday     $40.00


* Monthly and weekend rates are based on availability and located on the east side of the Marina only.


For more information on renting a slip at the Marina, fill out the Marina Rental Application form below and mail along with other documentation to Park and Recreation Department, 3226 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311.  For other questions or information about the Marina please email or call (515) 237-1652. 

 

Marina Rental Requirements

 

Marina Rental Application

Proof of Insurance (home/rental and Boat - $ 300,000 minimum liability)

DNR Registration