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  • Cemetery Decoration Removal Begins July 1

    The removal of cemetery decorations that have been placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries will begin on July 1. Citizens who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them no later than Thursday, June 30.

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  • Tour DM Parks Starts July 1

    This July we are celebrating National Parks and

    Recreation Month in a new and exciting way by inviting

    residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks,

    trails and facilities. We have designated 31 locations

    Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win prizes from Honey Creek Resort, the Iowa Cubs and more!

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  • Free Flicks Movie Series Begins

    Presented by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, Free Flicks is a summer long series of outdoor movies beginning at sunset. With over 16 movies shown at a variety of parks, check out the complete list of movies to find one near you.

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  • Yoga at the Hub Spot

    Join us every Wednesday during the months of May and June for Yoga at the Hub Spot. From 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. enjoy free yoga classes taught by local instructors.

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Trails
Trails
Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 60 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.

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Parks

Our department is responsible for the management of 76 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 78 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.

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Recreation & Sports
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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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