Parks and Recreation Board

Advises City Council and oversees planning and administration of city parks, cemeteries, recreation centers, and various programs.

General Requirements

Fifteen members: one of whom shall be a member of the Des Moines Board of Education, recommended by School Board and confirmed by City Council; each Council Member may recommend two candidates. No more than four members terms may expire each year.

Professional Requirements


Membership Term Information

Four year

Term Limits

Term limits apply

Term Expiration

June 30

Meeting Information


Meeting Frequency

Fourth Tuesday of each month

Meeting Time

5:00 PM

Meeting Location

Municipal Services Center / Floor Second Floor - Room: Board Room
1551 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

City Staff

Ben Page 515-237-1453 and Rebecca Linhart 515-237-1403