Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
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Now Hiring for Aquatics Positions
We are now hiring for many seasonal positions including lifeguards, aquatics cashiers, marina attendants, park and recreations associates, swim lesson supervisors, swim instructors and pool supervisors.
Water Safety Instructor Course
If you are 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course is approximately 30-hours and will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional and earn money while you help people learn valuable skills. Cost is $175 per person.
Swimming Lessons Registration
Swimming Lessons Registration is now open! Sign up today for a variety of classes, including swim lessons 1-5, infant/baby and me, preschool lessons and adult lessons!
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.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 60 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.
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
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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