• Early Bird Season Pool Passes Available Online!

    New in 2014, season pool passes are available for purchase online. Purchase yours during the month of April at a discounted early bird rate. Individual - $40, First two in family - $75, First three in family - $100, First four in family - $120, Each additional person over four in family - $5.

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  • Swimming Lesson Registration Now Open!

    Online registration for swimming lessons is now available. Class sizes are restricted and registration is first come first served. In order to get your preferred class, dates and/or times sign up online starting today at 8:00 a.m.

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  • Kite Festival

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting Kite Fest on May 17 at Gray's Lake from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Register online by May 13. Cost is only $5. Fee includes a kite to assemble, flying instructions and hours of kite flying fun! Click the link below to sign up today!

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  • Summer Bags League Registration

    Register now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The league will play at the Hub Spot. Teams of 2 adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for 6 weeks plus a tournament. League play begins June 4. Cost is $35 per team.

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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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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.

 

 

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