Pioneer Columbus Community Center Recreation Activities and Programs
Map of Pioneer Columbus Community CenterPioneer Columbus
Community Center

2100 SE 5th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 248-6316 

Patrons must sign in when entering the facility.  Once each year patrons must fill out a Participant Information Form.  The Pioneer Columbus community center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items including money in vending machines.

Click here to learn more about the new traverse climbing wall.

For complete list of recreational area rules and regulations click here.

For a complete list of available amenities click here.

Activities and Programs for All Ages


Youth, adult and senior offerings are for all ages unless otherwise specified. If you do not find a list of activities or programs below the headings there are no offerings for the group at this time.  



Institute of Reading Development


Day(s): Check the link below


Time: Check the link below


Fees: Check the link below


Ages: All ages 


2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation for the following grades:

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults

Click the link below for dates, times and online registration:



Indoor Wiffleball


January 8, 2012 through February 26, 2012

Day(s): Sunday




Fees: $25 per team


Ages: 16 and over 


This is an eight week Indoor Wiffleball league. Teams will play a doubleheader each week. Both competitive and recreation leagues are available with skill levels of all kinds welcome. Participants may register as a team or individual (to be placed on a team).





Starting July 8, 2014

Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


Time: 8:00am - Noon


Fees: $2.00 per person


Ages: All ages 


Pickleball will be played in the east gym





Year Round

Day(s): Mondays & Wednesdays (ages 7+) - Tuesdays & Thursdays (Pee Wee Class)


Time: M,W - 6:00 - 8:00pm (7 years+) T,Th (Pee Wee 4-6 years) - 6:00 - 7:00pm


Fees: $50 monthly
$1 for the month of September


Ages: All ages 


Try Taekwondo, Aerobic Training, Practical System of Self-Defense, Self Esteem and Confidence builder.

We provide moral education in: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit

PeeWee program - ages 4 to 6 years


Youth Activities and Programs
Adult Activities and Programs
Senior Activities and Programs

Polk County Congregate Meals


Except Holidays

Day(s): Monday through Friday


Time: Meals Served at 11:30 AM


Fees: Donations Welcome


Seniors enjoy bingo, billiards, cards and crafts, as well as a nutritious lunch served at 11:30 a.m. by Polk County Congregate Meals Coordinator, Ray Ann Scione. Please call Ray @ 288-3734 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. weekdays to make meal reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

A transportation application is available for those who need transportation to and from the meal site. The form can be completed on-site or over the phone. Group transportation is done on a route and timing varies by site.

Polk County Congregate Meals also provides educational speakers and healthcare services like blood pressure checks and foot care clinics.

Holiday parties, great entertainment and friendly people are here for enjoyment.


Senior Bingo


Year Round

Day(s): 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month


Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Fees: Free


For the bingo lover, come join other seniors on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of the month.