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  • Tour DM Parks Starts July 1

    This July we are celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month in a new and exciting way by inviting residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks, trails and facilities. We have designated 31 locations. Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win prizes from Honey Creek Resort, the Iowa Cubs and more!

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  • Free Flicks Movie Series Begins

    Presented by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, Free Flicks is a summer long series of outdoor movies beginning at sunset. With over 16 movies shown at a variety of parks, check out the complete list of movies to find one near you.

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  • Yoga in the Park Moves to Union Park

    Yoga in the Park is moving from Gray's Lake Park to Union Park for the month of July! Enjoy the same free yoga, every Saturday from 9-10 a.m. by the Rocket Slide.

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  • Yoga at the Plaza

    Enjoy mid-day yoga from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday under the tent at Brenton Skating Plaza during July and August.

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Trails
Trails
Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 60 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.

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Parks

Our department is responsible for the management of 76 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 78 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.

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Recreation & Sports
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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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