Community Recreation Centers
Community Recreation Centers

Recreational activities are offered at both Scott - Fourmile and Pioneer - Columbus community  recreation centers, Monday through Friday.  The Community Recreation Centers provide an active environment for all ages at affordable prices.  There are an array of week-day activities as well as week-night programs for all ages.  Not all week-day activities and week-night programs are offered at both community centers so be sure to view the specific Community Recreation Center page for more information.  Amenities offered at each Community Recreation Center may also vary.

Fourmile Community Recreation Center Activities and Program Offerings
Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center Activities and Program Offerings
Sports Registration Schedule
Formerly known as “Experience Greater Des Moines” the GRASP card is your ticket to reduced costs for Park and Recreation programs, as well as other community activities and programs. Income guidelines do apply.

Greater Des Moines Recreational Activity Scholarship Program(GRASP)


Fees & Hours

New Hours

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Senior adults ages 60 and over may take part in week-day programming free of charge.  
  • Adults ages 18 to 59 are charged a $1.00 per visit or pay a monthly fee of $12.00.
  • Youth and teens ages 17 and under may use the facility free of charge.

Youth 9 and under must be accompanied by an Adult.


Hours of Operation 

Both Community Recreation Centers are open 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday-Friday

The facility is open to youth and teens after school hours beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The Community Recreation Center is not open on recognized City holidays. The community center offers drop-in recreation weekdays only. Hours of operation vary by season so be sure to view current activities and programs being offered to the various age groups below.

Week-Day Programming

Recreational week-day programming includes a walking club, open gym, open recreation, pick-up basketball, aerobics, table tennis, billiards, and weight & fitness room. 

In addition, senior adult activities for those ages 60+ include billiards, crafts, ceramics, and bingo.   Be sure to check time and day of the week each activity mentioned above is available.

Pioneer - Columbus
Monthly Calendar

Facility Brochure