• Share your photos and win!

    Each day in July, a different "Photospot" will be featured in the park system. Participants are asked share their photos through Facebook Twitter, Instagram or Email. Make sure to use the hashtag #dmphotospot. Anyone who submits a photo will receive a prize! Click below for the calendar.

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  • STAR Party

    The Perseids meteor shower has been visible for more than 2,000 years. This year the Moon will be in the way and lower the viewing ability, so instead we are going to focus on the Moon and still try to see the showers. The action in the sky doesn't start until later so join us at 6:00pm for tons of fun activities.

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  • 20 Free Things to do in Des Moines this Summer

    Looking to have some fun in Des Moines this summer without spending too much money? Check out the complete list that Des Moines Parks and Recreation has put together by clicking the link below.

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  • Youth Flag Football Registration

    Register your child for Youth Flag Football. Two age groups are offered, children grades 1-2 and grades 3-4. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team, which includes a game jersey to keep as well as all other equipment provided. For more information click the link below.

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  • DMBL Registration

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers a Fall Bags League for adults ages 18 and older. Cost is $35 per two person team. Games will be played at The Hub Spot (215 Water St.) on Wednesday nights for six weeks. League Play will begin September 3. Register your team by August 8.

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  • Adult Fall Softball Registration

    Register now for men's and coed slow-pitch adult (ages 18+) fall softball leagues. Teams of 15 participants will play a 7-game schedule starting September 2 at various Des Moines locations. Cost is $190 per team.

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  • Free Flicks

    Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movie showings throughout the Des Moines area from June 5 through September4. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.

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  • Unwined

    Come relax and unwind a little at Unwined from 5:30 - 8:30pm, every Friday. Enjoy free samples from Jasper Winery and Madhouse Brewing Co. There will also be food for purchase and live music. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event. New in 2014 Unwined will be held at Gray's Lake AND the Hub Spot (215 Water St.)

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  • Adult Fall Kickball Registration

    Enjoy healthy recreation and get a 'kick' from revisiting a long time favorite game from your past in our Adult Kickball League. Register your team online by August 10. Cost is $190 per team (5 men/5 women, ages 18+). League play will begin September 3. For more information click the link below.

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  • Yoga at the Plaza

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in Yoga at the Plaza (Brenton Skating Plaza - 520 Robert D. Ray Dr.) during your lunch hour. This 45-minute program will be held every Wednesday during July and August and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring your yoga mat or towel.

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  • Yoga in the Park

    Yoga in the Park, presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is back again . We invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake. The class will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and will be held every Saturday beginning June 7 through September 27.

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  • Adult Flag Football Registration

    Register now for Adult (ages 18+) Flag Football leagues. Cost is $200 per team (15 participants) for a 7-game schedule starting September 2, 2014. Games are played Chesterfield Park (E. 26th and Scott).

    Sign up by August 18

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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