How do I? close menu

Park Use Permits

Des Moines Parks and Recreation issues park use permits for special events and activities within the park system.  Availability and rates vary per site and can be found on the Reserve Options page.

For open space rentals, athletic venues, sports complexes, or enclosed shelters, please contact:
Tim Smith
Park and Recreation Supervisor, Athletics
Des Moines Parks and Recreation
1551 East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Email: tasmith@dmgov.org
Office: 515-248-6314

For trail events, concerts, special programs in parks, or wedding venues, please contact: 
Laura Murphy
Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Special Events
Des Moines Parks and Recreation
1551 East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Email: lbmurphy@dmgov.org
Office: 515-237-1404