Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
Holiday Wreaths Available
Purchase a 25-inch fresh wreath and easel at the Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries while supplies last. Cost is $45 and is available for purchase by calling 248-6320. Artificial wreaths will be available for $50 once the live wreaths sell out.
Tickets Available on January 2
Tickets for the 2017 Father Daughter Dance wil be available for purchase January 2. The event will be held Saturday, February 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at the Science Center of Iowa (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.). NEW PRICING THIS YEAR - Tickets are $10 per person.
Park and Recreation Associates Needed!
Applications are being accepted for Park and Recreation Associate Positions until December 30. Don't miss your chance to join our team, apply today!
Pee Wee Basketball Registration Open Until 12/25
Introduce your child to basketball with our Pee Wee Basketball League! Two age divisions are offered at both Four Mile (3711 Easton Boulevard) and Pioneer Columbus (2100 SE 5th Street). Cost is $40 per individual. Sign up before December 25.
Adult Indoor Wiffle Ball
Registration is open for adult indoor wiffle ball! Sign up your team of six before January 1. All games will be played at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th St.) Cost is $60 per team.
Snoball Registration Is Open!
The Snoball softball tournament is back! Sign up your team for a weekend of fun in the snow playing your favorite summer sport. Registration is open until January 15.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Give the gift of park and recreation this year! We've got plenty of options including: Discounted season swim passes, memorial benches at any of the three golf courses, membership to the Friends of Des Moines Parks or gift certificates for shelter rentals. Contact Parks@dmgov.org or call 237-1386 for more information.
2017 Dog Park Permits!
Treat your furry friend to one of our three dog parks by purchasing your 2017 dog park permit today! Permits are $20 and will be valid January 1 through December 31.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 63 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.
Our department is responsible for the management of 76 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.
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Recreation & Sports
Recreation for All Ages
Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers competitive, recreational, and leisure leagues for youth, men, women, and coed teams.
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