Community Recreation Centers
General Information


3711 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
(515) 248-6315

About Fourmile

The Community Recreation Center hosts a number of parties, showers, wedding receptions, birthday parties funerals and neighborhood gatherings throughout the year. The Fourmile Community Recreation Center serves as a congregate meal site for seniors and spouses ages 60 and over. In addition the Community Recreation Center doubles as an emergency shelter site whenever a Polk County Emergency Management event is triggered.

The Community Recreation Center offers a number of spring, summer, fall and winter programs and leisure sports activities. Please click on appropriate links below for current recreational activities and programs being offered.

Monthly Calendar

Pee-Wee Sports

Pee-wee sports are geared for children ages 3 to 6 to promote awareness of others and socialization. Team sports include soccer, basketball, and wiffleball. Soccer is offered in the fall only. Five to six week basketball programs are offered in January and February.

General rule of thumb for pee-wee sports registration; registration begins 4 weeks prior to the program and ends 10 days prior to program start date; practice game and pictures occur during the first week; game weeks occur during weeks 2 and 4; contests during weeks 5 and 6.

Sports Registration Schedule

There isn't any limit to the number of children that can participate but a parent or guardian must be in attendance. Registration and shirt costs can be found on the registration form. There are scholarships available that discount the regular price by 50%. Scholarship applications and approvals are handled through the Community Services division of Community Development.

Greater Des Moines Recreational Activity Scholarship Program(GRASP)



Hours & Pricing

New Hours

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., with nightly programs until 9:00 p.m. 

Open gym hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 7:45 PM.

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.

Drop-In Recreation 

Fourmile Community Recreaction Center offers drop in recreation. 

September- May

  • Senior emphasis from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m 
  • Adult emphasis from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Youth emphasis from 3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
  • Open Recreation 4:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.


  • Senior emphasis from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m 
  • Adult emphasis from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Youth emphasis from 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.   
  • Open Recreation 4:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.



Drop-in recreation is free to seniors over the age of 60 and youth under the age of 17.

For adults ages 18 to 59 there is a $1.00 fee per visit or you may purchase an adult monthly pass for $12.00 per month.

Computer Lab

Fourmile Community Recreation Center offers a computer lab with internet access for use by the community. No sign-up for lab use is required.

Computer lab hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

The computer lab is restricted to youth 14 or older and accompanied by their parent unless a special activity or program is planned for a certain age level. Please plan your visit to the computer lab based on scheduled activities and program offerings below.

Related Links

Recreational Activities and Programs

Youth Community Recreation

Facility Rules and Regulations

Fact Sheet



Room Rentals

Fourmile Community Recreation Center has several spaces available for rent with a minimum of 10 days in advance.

You must be at least 18 years of age to rent the facility. The black-out dates and times for rental are the Community Recreation Center's regular hours of operation. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

The first price listed indicates our rental fee during operating hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).  The second price listed indicates our rental fee during non-operating hours. (Weekends, Holidays, After Hours ending at 10 pm)

Multi-Purpose Room: Seats 75 people. Rental includes a kitchen which has a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and counter space. Fee: $35  or $60 per hour with a 2 hour minimum

Conference Room: Seats 15 people. Room includes one large table and a counter space. Fee: $20 or $35 per hour

Gym: Max Capacity 135. Wood-floor gym with large curtain that can split the gym in half. Volleyball posts and nets can be provided upon request for two full courts. Fee: $35 or $65 per hour

For more information on available dates for your event, please call (515) 248-6315 or go online.