Des Moines Trail Closures
 Temporary Closures


For more information about trails please contact Des Moines Park and Recreation Department at 515-248-6349.

For further information on trail closures please click here.

If there are current trail closures they will appear below; no listing of information indicates all trails through the City of Des Moines are open at this time.


Gay Lea Wilson Trail

From Sargent Park to East 33rd


Starting Date: 04/18/2014 12:00 AM   

The Gay Lea Wilson Trail will be closed under Euclid Avenue while the Iowa Department of Transportation replaces the Euclid Avenue Bridge. A bicycle and pedestrian detour will be in place using E 33rd Street and E Douglas Avenue. 


Detour Map 


Walnut Creek Trail

From Start of Grand Avenue Bridge to End of Grand Avenue Bridge


Starting Date: 03/28/2014 08:00 AM   

Construction on the Grand Avenue Bridge over Walnut Creek has resumed. The Walnut Creek Trail, which passes under the bridge, will remain closed until a new retaining wall and trail surface are constructed. The trail is expected to reopen in early June. A detour will be in place using Waterbury Circle, 56th Street and North Valley Drive. 


Detour Map