Adult Flag Football
Adult Flag Football Leagues


Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers competitive and recreational ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL leagues with separate leagues for men and women. Registration is from mid-July through mid-August with games beginning in September.  A 7-game schedule offers once a week play on weeknights, Monday through Thursday, or on Sundays.  Weeknight game times begin at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday game times begin at 11:00 a.m. for the early league and 3:00 p.m. for the late league.  All games are played at Ashfield (E 19th & Hubbell Ave) or Chesterfield (E 27th & Scott).  Teams provide their own flags and can roster up to 20 players with seven players on the field at a time. Trophies for league champions may be picked up from our office at 1551 E Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317, when the season ends. Men's State Flag Football Tournament follows in October.


  • Registration Period: July 1 - August 15 
  • Cost: $250 per team
  • 7-game schedule plays from late August - late October, 6-9 p.m. weeknights and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends

For additional information, email  

Register HERE

Roster Form HERE

Rules HERE

 Fall Flag Football League Schedule




State Tournament

Des Moines Park and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Adult State Flag Football Tournament to be held in Des Moines in late October. Game times will be determined based on team numbers. This double elimination tournament awards beautiful trophies for 1st and 2nd place and is open to any team currently playing in the State of Iowa. Players can only play on one team in the tournament. Each team must provide their own equipment, including ball and flags. All games will be played at Ash Field (E. 18th and Lyon) or Chesterfield (East 27th and Scott). Entry fee for the tournament is $160.00 and the registration deadline is 5:00 p.m., October 1


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Summer Flag Football League

  • Registration May 1 - June 1
  • $250 for 7 games
  • Played Tuesday-Thursday nights beginning at 6:00pm
  • Games played at Des Moines area field
  • Games start mid-June