• Superhero and Princess 5K & Kids Fun Run!

    The Superhero and Princess 5K & Kids Fun Run on October 18 will definitely bring out your inner superhero! Racers are encouraged to run, walk or fly in their favorite action hero or princess costume. Sign up for the 5K before October 6 for just $25. Fees for the Kids Fun Run is just $10 per child (ages 3-12).

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  • Youth Basketball Registration

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce our new Youth Basketball League, sponsored by Scheels and developed in partnership with Des Moines Public Schools. Separate leagues are available for boys & girls, each offering divisions 1st - 7th grades. Cost is $450/team or $50/child. Registration ends Oct. 10.

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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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  • Bags Fall Tournament Main Window

    Bags isn't just for tailgating anymore! Sign up for the Des Moines Bags League Fall Tournament before October 10. Cost is only $10 per team of two adults (ages 18+). Tournament will be held at Bright Grandview Golf Course (inside or outside clubhouse) on November 8.

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  • Monarch Tagging

    Join us and learn about Monarch Butterflies and their migration. We'll catch some in our nets, tag and release them. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.

    9/22 - Franklin Community Garden, 9:00am

    9/25 - Sargent Park Natural Playscape, 3:30pm

    9/27 - Ewing Park, 1:00pm

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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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  • Taekwondo Special

    Join Taekwondo for just $1 during the month of September.

    At Pioneer Columbus Community Center take Taekwondo - Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm, ages 7 years and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Pee Wee 4-6 years old. Cost is $50 monthly, $1 for the month of September. For more information call 248-6316.

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  • Sheridan Park Event

    Join us Friday, September 19 at 12 p.m. to celebrate updated amenities at Sheridan Park such as a new trail, new basketball court and resurfaced tennis courts.

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  • Take a Walk in the Park

    In conjunction with the Healthiest State Initiative, we invite residents to take a "Walk in the Park" on October 8, starting at 6:00am at Gray's Lake. Participate in the 4th annual Healthiest State Walk. Click the link below to join.

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Youth Golf Programs

 

First Tee Greater Des Moines

The First Tee of Greater Des Moines

The mission of The First Tee of Greater Des Moines is to impact the lives of young people around the City of Des Moines by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.


The First Tee Greater Des Moines offers instruction by local high school golf coaches and trained staff. Lessons include rules of the game, etiquette and advance skill development following written and oral testing at the beginning of the program. Additional First Tee Life Skills Curriculum will be incorporated within this program. 

 

This program is administered through The First Tee of Greater Des Moines, 12928 NW 85th Ave, Grimes, IA 50111.  For more information about the program visit their website.

 

Golf Instructors:

 

A. H. Blank: Tom Hawkins, Rick Williams

Bright - Grandview: Pat Dunbar, Joe McQuerry

Waveland: Matt Campbell, Kate Galligan, Shirley Corkhill

 

Adult Golf Offerings

 

The City of Des Moines offers three public golf courses for your golf enjoyment.  Season Passes are available for purchase at golf courses starting January 1st of each year.  Courses accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, and Debit Cards; checks are not accepted.  See the link to the official golf course of choice to schedule tee times, view course layouts, scheduled golf outings, golf rates, directions and more.

 

Soccer Golf


SoccerGolf, initially founded in Europe, has made its way to Des Moines! Played with size 5 soccer balls and 21 inch diameter holes, participants follow many of golf's traditional rules and etiquette guidelines. Just like regular golf, players can walk or ride and are encouraged to wear classic golf attire.

Every Saturday and Sunday for the remainder of the 2014 golf season, players can play on the area’s first SoccerGolf course at Bright Grandview Golf Course from Noon – 4:00 p.m. Green fees are $12 per person and soccer balls are available to rent for $3 each. Motorized carts are also available for an additional fee.

Contact Bright Grandview Golf Course for additional information and to book your tee time.

 

Des Moines Disc Golf Courses

Disc Golf

 

Disc Golf is a great way to enjoy outdoors, exercise and meet people. Thanks to the Des Moines Disc Golf Club, Des Moines has two courses available for public play:


 

Grandview Park, E. 32nd and Easton – First tee between lot and ball golf course. Great use of terrain makes this course fairly difficult. 18 holes Total Course Length: Short Tees: 5713 Long Tees: 4045 Hole Length: under 300 ft: 8 300-400ft: 7 Over 400 ft: 3


 

Ewing Park, Indianola and McKinley – First tee is at north end of parking lot This course is huge, with Pro tees to Pro baskets going over 8000 feet. Tees are cement. 18 holes Total Course Length: Short Tees: 5680 Long Tees: 8175 Hole Length: under 300 ft: 10 300-400 ft: 4 Over 400 ft: 4


 

For information on area disc golf go to: www.discgolfdesmoines.org