On April 19, join us for the 2014 Mayor's Annual Ride for Trails. In addition to the ride a 5k run has been added to the day's events. Fees are: $ 25 per adult before April 1, $30 after April 1, $5 for children ages 5 - 17, children 4 & younger are free. Participate in both the ride and run for an additional $5.
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Earth Day Trash Bash
This year's Earth Day Trash Bash falls on Arbor Day. In honor of this the theme is Free The Trees. Our projects are important for enhancing or improving the health of our woodlands, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and beautifying the Metro. Register your team by March 28 at Noon.
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Rent Des Moines Parks and Recreation Facilities Online
Following the successful launch of online registration for swimming lessons & recreation programs, we are excited to announce the following can now be rented online: Open Air Shelters, Enclosed Shelters, Wading Pools, Community Centers, Gray's Lake Terrace, Gray's Lake Open Areas, Rose Garden, Sylvan Theater.
Seasonal Employment Opportunities
Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers many different seasonal employment opportunities in three divisions: Aquatics, Parks/Buildings and Recreation. To view all current openings please click the link below.
Adult Kickball Registration
Enjoy healthy recreation and get a 'kick' from revisiting a long time favorite game from your past in our Adult Coed Kickball League. Cost is $190 per team for a 7-game schedule. Games are played at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex (4980 NE 46th Street). Sign your team up by April 4.
Adult Spring Softball Registration
Registration for Adult Spring Softball is now open through March 14. Sign up your men's or coed team for our adult spring 12" slow-pitch softball leagues. Cost is $100 per team for a 4-game schedule. Click the link below for more information and to sign up online.
Adult Summer Softball League Registration
Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers three different Adult Summer Softball Leagues: Men's Slow Pitch, Coed Slow Pitch, and Men's Fast Pitch. Register your team by April 4. For more information about each league and to sign up online click the link below.
Report to the Community 2013
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to provide residents with “Report to the Community 2013.” This report provides a high level overview of many of the department’s significant accomplishments over the past year.
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Spring Des Moines Bags League
Register your team for the Spring Des Moines Bags League. Games will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). Teams of two adults (ages 18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks, beginning April 2. Cost is $35 per team. Register before March 26
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Pee Wee Outdoor Registration Ends March 21
This program introduces children to team sports, teammates and game situations while learning the basics of soccer in a fun atmosphere. Registration for Coed Pee Wee Outdoor Soccer is now open through March 21. Cost is $40 per child for a 6-week schedule. Click the link below for more info.
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Taekwondo March Special
Voorhees Taekwondo at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th St). Regularly $40 a month. Adults welcome ($1 special). Monday & Wednesday 6pm–8pm, 7 years+ and Tuesday & Thursday 6pm–7pm, Pee Wee 4-6 years. Contact 248-6316 for more information