• Tickets For Mother Son Fun Night Now Available!

    Tickets are now available for the 2019 Mother Son Fun Night! Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the event. Any parents, relatives, guardians and/or role models are welcome to attend this event with children.

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  • Comprehensive Plan Approved

    LiveDSM, the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive plan, has been unanimously approved by the City Council as a component of PlanDSM, which is Des Moines' comprehensive plan. LiveDSM and its five core goals will serve as a guide to making improvements to the parks and recreation system over the next 20 years.

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  • Find a Summer Job with the City of Des Moines

    It’s not too early to get the jump on that perfect summer job. We are accepting applications now for several temporary full-time and part-time hourly positions.

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  • Register for Youth Soccer Until March 1

    Outdoor soccer will begin early April for children grades 1st through 7th. Cost is $40 per individual. All games will be played Tuesdays at Cownie Soccer Complex from 6-8 p.m.

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  • Youth Volleyball Registration is Open Until March 1

    Jump, set and spike your way into Youth Volleyball this March. Presented in partnership with Des Moines Public Schools, this co-ed 8-week program is designed for children in grades 1-7. Cost is $50 per person or $475 per team.

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  • Register for the Mayor's Annual Ride and Run!

    Registration is now open for the Mayor’s Annual Ride and Run! Proceeds from this year’s ride will go towards the Des Moines River Trail – Phase 2. The ride and run will kick off Saturday, April 20.

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Trails
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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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Parks

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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