• You're Invited!

    City Manager Scott Sanders cordially invites you to attend the formal dedication and open house of the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center (1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) on Monday, October 27 from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be a short program and refreshments in the Greenwood Room, followed by the opportunity to tour the new building.


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  • Book Your Tee Time!

    Every Saturday & Sunday for the remainder of the 2014 golf season, you can play on the area’s first SoccerGolf course at Bright Grandview Golf Course from Noon – 4:00pm. Green fees are $12/person & soccer balls rent for $3 each. Carts are available for an additional fee. Contact Bright Grandview for more info & to book your tee time.


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  • Adult Basketball Registration

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers Adult Basketball leagues for men and women. Cost is only $330/team for a 10-game schedule. Games are played at Four Mile or Pioneer Columbus Community Centers. Click the link below for more details and to sign up online. Registration ends November 16.


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Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP/CEP) Grant


The City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department has been awarded a Resource Enhancement and Protection – Conservation Education Program (REAP/CEP) grant to create rain garden toolkits that will help homeowners, businesses, parks, and other groups get started on creating their own rain gardens.


The goals of the project are as follows:


To educate Iowans working with school grounds, businesses, city parks, and private residences about the benefits of rain gardens


To inform Iowans of the resources available for the installation of rain gardens at businesses, school grounds, city parks, and private residences


To increase the number of rain gardens planted at businesses, school grounds, city parks, and private residences throughout the state of Iowa


To reduce nonpoint source pollution of Iowa's waterways


To build partnerships between organizations in the Greater Des Moines area that deal with water and water quality


We are currently in the process of designing the toolkits and creating educational materials, and they will be made available to the public as soon as they are completed.  For more general information and other resources on rain gardens click here.