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 76 parks across Des Moines. 

We offer numerous programs in the areas of sports, urban conservation, environmental education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events.  
View closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 here.

View COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols here.

Pool information

Spring/Summer Program Guide