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, environmental education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events.
View closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 here
2020 Spring/Summer PROGRAM GUIDE coming soon