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.

Imagination Playground/Banana Splits equipment as well as our bounce house are available for reservation. Click here to learn more.

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.  



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 & Thursdays


Time: M - 6:00 - 8:00pm (7 years+) Th - 6:00 - 7:00pm


Fees: $50 monthly


Ages: All ages 


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

This class provides: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit

PeeWee program - ages 4 to 6 years



Weight Room & Cardio Area


Year Round

Day(s): Monday - Friday


Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Fees: FREE - Youth 14 to 17 who are staff approved & adults ages 60+

Ages 18 - 59: $1.00 per day or $12.00 per month


Ages: Ages 18+ (Ages 14 to 17 ONLY with staff approval) 


Keep fit and increase your strength with a daily workout in a comfortable atmosphere. Treadmills, cycles, various exercise apparatuses and weight bench with complete set of weights are at your command.


Youth Activities and Programs

Youth Community Recreation


September - May

Day(s): Early Out Wednesdays


Time: 2:00 - 4:45 p.m.


Fees: Free


Ages: School-Aged Children, ages 12 and over 


Scheduled recreational activities – dodge ball, basketball contests, Boot Camp, EFR - Employee Family Resources programs, Jr Police Fitness Training, Police programming and pizza parties. Call 248-6316 for details on programs


Weekday Afternoon Activities


Year Round

Day(s): Monday - Friday


Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Fees: Free


Ages: School-aged Children 


Basketball, table tennis, and other activities are here for the delight of school-age children.


Computer Lab


Year Round

Day(s): Monday - Friday


Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Fees: Free


Ages: All youth ages - 10 and under need an adult 


Six computers await those high-tech wizards or beginners that want to job-search, complete homework, send emails or chat on-line with friends and family.


Adult Activities and Programs

NBA (Noon Basketball Association)


Year Round

Day(s): Monday - Friday


Time: Courts OPEN 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, Friday and 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


Fees: $1.00 per day or $12.00 per month


Ages: All Adults 


Pick-up basketball and challenge matches offer players an opportunity to shoot hoops with Des Moines' BEST.


Computer Lab


Year Round

Day(s): Monday - Friday


Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Fees: $1.00 per day or $12.00 per month, ages 18-59; FREE 60+


Ages: Adults 18+ 


High-tech wizards as well as beginners are invited to job-search, surf the internet or chat with friends and family.


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.