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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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  • 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.



  • 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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Trail Management

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

Park Finder

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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