These Return to Play Protocols were formed from various recommendations, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Polk County Public Health, National Recreation and Parks Association, and other public health organizations, as mitigation efforts to help ensure the safety of our facility users, participants, volunteers, and staff.
The City of Des Moines cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Facility users, participants, and volunteers use the City’s facilities at their own risk.
In order to comply with emergency proclamations by the Mayor, as such may be amended from time to time, and as public health guidelines evolve, for the safety of staff and the public, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to change or cancel Facility Use permits or registrations at any time. In the event of a cancellation, the City’s sole liability will be to refund the permit or registration fees. The Department will contact applicants, users, or registrants as soon as reasonably possible with such cancellation or changes.
*NOTE: (3/11/2022) Click here to read the current COVID-19 Protocols.
*The protocols in the drop-downs below are previous versions. Due to recent CDC changes and reduced community levels, we are using general COVID-19 protocols (above).
Return to Play Protocols and Waivers:
Participant Waiver and Health Screen Form
Community Recreation Centers
Public Input Session
Pre-K Kickball and K-1 T-Ball Return to Play
Pre-K and Kindergarten Basketball Return to Play
Youth Baseball Return to Play
Youth Soccer Return to Play
Youth Volleyball Return to Play
Adult Futsal Return to Play
Adult Pickleball Return to Play
Adult Softball Return to Play