• Aquatics Program

    Let the summer fun begin at one of Des Moines’ local pools! Nahas Aquatic Center will open for Memorial Day Weekend May 23, 24, 25; close and reopen Wednesday, June 3 thru Sunday, August 23. This is a change to the previously published schedule.

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  • Yoga at the Hub

    Refresh and relax over your lunch break with Yoga at the Hub, Wednesdays in May and June from 11:30-12:15. Learn from a new instructor every week. Don't forget to bring a mat or towel!

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  • Bark in the Park

    Bark in the Park events will take place from 7:00-8:15pm and will feature training and obedience lessons as well as games and tricks for your dog to learn. Bark in the Park is a free event, participants MUST have a dog park permit. Email Barb at blbaker@dmgov.org with questions.

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  • Yoga in the Park

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake this summer.

    The class will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Saturday, June 6 through September 26.

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  • FORE Our Parks

    Help benefit Des Moines parks and trails by registering for the annual FORE Our Parks golf tournament. Sign-up as an individual or team today!

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  • Summer Music Camps

    Attention middle-school students: have a musical summer when you sign up for a summer music camp! Choose between pop/rock and hip-hop and get a chance to perform at the Simon Estes Amphitheater!

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  • Aquatics Registration

    Pools and aquatic centers open June 3! Get ready for summer by purchasing pool passes, or sign up for one of our four swimming programs.

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  • Summer Bags League Registration

    Registration for summer bag leagues is now open. Teams play beginning June 10 at the Hub Spot on Wednesday or Thursday nights. Visit www.dmparks.org to register your team today!

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  • UPCYCLE

    On the second Saturday of the month (May to October), join us at Greenwood Park from 9 a.m. to noon to collect invasive species and UPCYCLE them into food and fun for Blank Park Zoo’s animals. Gloves and tools are provided and please come prepared for working outdoors!

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  • NEW! Ultimate Frisbee

    Register now for Des Moines' newest Ultimate Frisbee league! Sign up as an individual or team now through July 31. League play begins August 12 at Cownie Soccer Complex.

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Trails
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Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 52 miles of paved multi-use and 15 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, 67 miles of trails, 7 cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.

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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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