Robert L. Scott Four Mile Community Center


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

General Information

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

The Community 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.

Recreational Activities and Programs

Aerobics Info

Youth Community Recreation

Facility Rules and Regulations

Fact Sheet

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with nightly programs until 9:00 p.m. Open gym hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Community 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

Four Mile Community Center offers drop in recreation with a senior emphasis from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and a youth/adult emphasis from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 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

Four Mile Community Center offers a computer lab with internet access for use by the community. No sign-up for lab use is required. Computer lab hours are geared toward senior use from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., but general hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The computer lab is restricted to youth 16 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.

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 wiffle ball. 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.

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.


Room Rentals

Four Mile Community Center has a multi-purpose room with kitchen which accommodates a maximum party size of 75 people. It rents for $30 per hour with a 2 hour minimum 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);  rent is $60 per hour with a 2 hour minimum during non-operating hours (after 5 p.m. on Friday and all hours on Saturday and Sunday). You must be at least 18 years of age to rent the facility. The black-out dates and times for rental are the Community Center's regular hours of operation. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. For more information on available dates for your event, please call (515) 248-6315 or click here.