Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
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Save Now on Summer Fun
Save up to $40 on a four-person pass. These deals are available only online at dmparks.org. The special pricing starts Friday, November 24 and ends Monday, December 25.
Kick the winter blahs with our new adult indoor volleyball program. Games are played Sunday nights at the newly remodeled Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Session two registration is underway and play begins January 14, 2018. Cost is $195 per team. Make sure to sign up online before January 1.
2018 Snoball Softball
The Snoball softball tournament is back! Sign up your team for a weekend of fun in the snow playing your favorite summer sport. Coed games will be held January 20-21 and the men's teams play January 27-28. Registration ends January 1. Cost is $105 per team.
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Pee Wee Basketball
Introduce your child age 3-6 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) Community Recreation Centers. Cost is $40 per individual. Registration ends January 1.
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Family Open Gym Night
Come out for Family Open Gym Night at both Pioneer Columbus and Fourmile Community Recreation Center every Friday night. Enjoy full access to all amenities. On the 3rd Friday of the month, come out and enjoy the bounce house and the Imagination Playground at Pioneer Columbus.
Holiday Wreaths Available
Order your holiday wreath for placement at any Des Moines municipal cemetery. The 24” artificial wreaths are $50 each and decorated with natural pinecones with red holly berries and a red velvet button bow. Call 248-6320 to purchase yours today.
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, Twin Forks Trading t-shirts or gift certificates for shelter rentals. Contact Parks@dmgov.org or call 237-1386 for more information.
Join us at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center for the “Imagination Playschool”. Imagination Playschool allows kids 1-7 the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, and tumbling mats.
Tickets Available January 2
Tickets for the 2018 Father Daughter Dance will be available for purchase January 2. The event will be held Saturday, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at the Science Center of Iowa (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.). Tickets are $10 per person.
Mother Son Fun Night Tickets
Tickets for the 2018 Mother Son Fun Night will be available for purchase January 2. The event, themed "Adrenaline Rush" will be held Saturday, March 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Tickets are $10 per person.
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 75 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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