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Parks and Recreation



The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1892 and is responsible for the management of over 4,000 acres of land and 75 parks across Des Moines. 

We offer numerous programs in the areas of sports, urban conservation, environment education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events.  

For more information about our upcoming programs and special events see our 2019 Spring and Summer Program Guide.


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