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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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  • Star Party

    Enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower by attending our annual Star Party at the Ashley Okland Star Playground (1895 E. Mckinley Avenue). Enjoy free kid friendly fun, a free showing of "Planet 51" and overnight camping for $25.

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    Camping Registration

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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