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Live DSM Parks, Recreation and Racial Equity Open House
The public is invited to attend an open house Thursday, November 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bright Grandview Golf Course (2401 East 29th Street) and take part in this first-in-the-nation effort to address these topics via parks and recreation and mold the future of our system. Input is critical in guiding the effort towards creating facilities and programs that every citizen can enjoy.
It's merry not scary fun at Four Mile Community Recreation Center! Take a hike on the trail and meet some interesting on the way. Guided hikes start every ten minutes from 6:30 - 7:20 p.m. Along the way, solve the mystery of the missing acorns. Wear your costume and after the hike enjoy a snack and craft. It's free but sign up for your hike time below.
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New!! Fall Bookwalk
Celebrate your love of reading this fall with our Bookwalk! You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while you enjoy one of these lovely parks!
Adult Basketball Registration Now Open!
Registration is available for our Adult Basketball league! The cost to register is $375 per team of 10. Players 18 and over play a 10-game schedule at either Four Mile or Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Hurry and sign up before November 1.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 63 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.
Our department is responsible for the management of 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 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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