• 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 23 and ends Monday, December 31.

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  • Get crafting at Family Fun Night

    Join us at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Make and take paper flowers, build magnet art and make your own Christmas ornament from dough. Cost is $1 at the door for those age 18-59 with all youth and seniors getting in free.

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  • Father Daughter Dance tickets on sale soon!

    The Father Daughter Dance returns again this year bigger than ever on February 2. Registration has been expanded to 1,500 participants this year. Parents, relatives, guardians and/or role models are welcome to attend this event with children. Tickets will be available online at dmparks.org starting January 2.

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  • Register for Adult Volleyball

    Register for the second session of Adult Volleyball. Games are played Sundays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Participants must sign up as a team by January 1. Cost is $195 per team.

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  • Register for the Snoball Softball Tournament

    The Snoball Softball Tournament is back – register your team by January 1st to reserve your spot. This year’s event will once again be broken up into two weekends in late January.

    Team entry fees are $105. If you have any questions please contact us at dmsports@dmgov.org or (515) 612-4509.

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Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 63 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.

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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 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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