• Bricks 4 Kidz May Session

    Are you ready for some extraordinary fun? Join our Bricks 4 Kidz® Building Series! During each class, participants will build a LEGO® model using Bricks 4 Kidz® unique project kits and model plans.

    Register now through April 30.

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  • Aquatics Registration Now Open

    Now through April 30, purchase season pool passes at a discounted price. Swim lesson, lifeguard training and water safety instructor registration are also available online.

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  • 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.

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  • Summer Tennis Lessons

    Registration for summer tennis ends May 24.

    This summer’s programs include:

    Quickstart 1 for ages of 5-7, Quickstart 2 for ages 8-10

    Youth tennis for ages 11-18 and adult tennis.

    Sessions begin in early June.

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  • Summer Bags League Registration

    Registration for summer bag leagues is now open. Teams play beginning June 10 at the Hub Spot on Wednesday or Thursday nights. Visit www.dmparks.org to register your team today!

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  • Yoga in the Park

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake this summer. Maximize your stress relief by practicing yoga on the southeast lawn.

    The class will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and will be held every Saturday beginning June 6 through September 26.

    Check our website for updated instructor lists throughout the summer.

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  • Annual Report

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to provide residents with “2014 Report to the Community.” This report provides a high level overview of many of the department’s significant accomplishments over the past year.

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Trail Management

Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 52 miles of paved multi-use and 15 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, 67 miles of trails, 7 cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.

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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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