• 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 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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  • Barney Blast Registration Ends March 8

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the inaugural Blarney Blast tournament to be held March 14-15 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Registration ends March 8 for the double elimination men’s and coed tournament and it will cost each team $105 to participate.

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  • Imagination Playschool

    Every Wednesday and Friday bring your kids to participate in Imagination Playschool. Cost is only $2.50/child for hours of fun! Participants can play with the imagination playground equipment, big wheels, kitchen play station, climbing wall & more! Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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  • Banana Splits Gymnastics

    Banana Splits is for children ages 3 and older. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Kids can play with a balance beam, climbing wall, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination Playground equipment & more. Cost is only $2.50/child for hours of fun!

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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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  • Lifeguard

    For those 15 and up, this three day class will train participants in the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Class will be held at Lincoln High School 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $100 per person.

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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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  • Pee Wee Oudoor Soccer Registration

    This program introduces children to team sports, teammates and game situations while learning the basics of soccer in a fun atmosphere. Registration for Coed Pee Wee Outdoor Soccer is now open through March 20. Cost is $40 per child for a 6-week schedule. Click the link below for more info.

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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