Adult Sports

Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers a variety of adult sports programs year-round. These programs are recreation in nature and can be enjoyed by anybody.

For a complete listing of all league and tournament offerings, please see below.

Sports Leagues

Adult Tournaments

Bags - Winter Wonderbags
Dress warmly and join Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Captain Roy's for our annual Winter WonderBags Tournament! 
 
This blind draw, best of three sets single elimination tournament has two divisions: Competitive and Recreational, so all are welcome to play! Bags will fly starting at 12:00 pm! All boards will be provided. Teams may bring their own bags, but DMPR will also have sets on hand.
 
Prizes from Captain Roy's (swag, gift certificates) will be given to the winners of each division.
 
Captain Roy's will be running Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks) from 12:00 pm - close. They'll also be offering Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
 
Registration Period: December 1 - January 1 
Start Date: Mid January 
Location: Captain Roy's (1900 Saylor Rd. Des Moines, IA 50313)
Time: 12 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $20 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Softball - SnoBall Tournament
SOFTBALL?.....IT'S NOT JUST FOR SUMMER IN DES MOINES!
The Snoball Softball Tournament Is Back! Register your team by January 1st.
It's going to be another record breaking year for Des Moines' winter classic Snoball Softball Tournament!
This year's event will once again be broken up into two weekends depending on registrations.

Registration Period: December 1 - January 1 
Start Date: Late January 
Location: George Davis Softball Park 
Time: Saturday and/or Sunday depending on registrations
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $105 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Blarney Blast Softball Tournament
Call it the 'Luck of the Irish'; Des Moines Parks and Recreation is offering the Annual Blarney Blast softball tournament to the proud citizens of Des Moines. This tournament mixes a little bit of Ireland with a double elimination spring tournament that will involve green softball attire. Break out your shillelaghs, it's time to play softball.

Registration Period: January 1 - March 1
Start Date: Mid March 
Location: George Davis Softball Park 
Time: Saturday and/or Sunday depending on registrations
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $105 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Pickleball - Spring Tournament
Join Des Moines Parks and Recreation and the Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club for our annual Spring Tournament. This tourney will be a round robin, single elimination format beginning at 8:00 a.m. Men's, Women's, and Coed Divisions available. (6 Divisions Total)
Divisions will be divided by age and skill level indicated on registration form.

Registration Period: February 1 - April 15 
Start Date: Late April 
Location: Waveland Tennis Courts 
Time: Saturday 8 - 3 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $20 per team

REGISTER HERE
Pickleball - Fall Tournament
Join Des Moines Parks and Recreation and the Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club for our annual Spring Tournament. This tourney will be a round robin, single elimination format beginning at 8:00 a.m. Men's, Women's, and Coed Divisions available. (6 Divisions Total)
Divisions will be divided by age and skill level indicated on registration form.

Registration Period: July 1 - September 1 
Start Date: Mid September 
Location: Waveland Tennis Courts 
Time: Saturday 8 - 3 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $20 per team


REGISTER HERE
Flag Football - State

Des Moines Park and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Adult State Flag Football Tournament. Game times will be determined based on team numbers. This double elimination tournament awards beautiful trophies for 1st and 2nd place and is open to any team currently playing in the State of Iowa. Players can only play on one team in the tournament. Each team must provide their own equipment, including ball and flags. 

Registration Period: September 1 - October 1
Start Date: Late October
Location: Carney Baseball Park 
Time: TBD
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $160 per team 

REGISTER HERE

Adult Leagues

Adult Coed Volleyball Session 1 & 2

This program includes 6 league games plus a post season tournament, team sign up only and are officiated by one referee. For more information contact the athletics office: 515-612-4509 or dmsports@dmgov.org.

Program will take place on Tuesday evenings, but Thursdays will be used if numbers require it.

Session #1
Registration Period: August 1 - October 1 
Start Date: Mid October
Location: Pioneer Columbus Recreation Center 
Time: Sundays 4 -8 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $195 per team 

Session #2
Registration Period: November 1 - January 1
Start Date: Mid January 
Location: Pioneer Columbus Recreation Center 
Time: Sundays 4 -8 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $195 per team  


REGISTER HERE
Adult Wiffleball

Wanting to play America's past time during the Winter, but can't because of the weather? Well, the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department is offering an ADULT INDOOR WIFFLE BALL LEAGUE for you and a few of your close friends. Teams may be composed of all men, all women, or combination of both. An 8-week schedule of doubleheader games played with end-of-season playoffs the last week. Teams are limited to 6 participants per team. 

Registration Period: November 1 - December 15
Start Date: Mid January
Location: Fourmile Community Recreation Center 
Time: Sundays 4 - 8 p.m.
Ages: 16 and Up
Fee:  $60 per team 

REGISTER HERE

Softball - Spring
So, your team can't wait to get back out on the softball field after a long winter? Sign up your coed or men's team in our adult spring 12" slow-pitch softball leagues and they'll be the early birds that get the hits! Play a 4-game schedule once a week in April. 

Registration Period: January 1 - March 1
Start Date: Early April 
Location: George Davis Softball Park, 4980 NE 46th Street
Time: Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $100 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Futsal - Spring
Futsal is 5 v 5 soccer played on a small, hard court with a low bounce ball. League games will be played on an official Futsal court at local parks. Both co-ed and men's divisions will be offered. Co-ed requires a minimum of 2 females on the court at all times. The typical roster size is 6-12 players. Shinguards ARE required, but NOT provided. Games will be played at Birdland Futsal Court on Tuesdays and/or Thursday nights, depending on registration numbers.

Program will take place on Tuesday evenings, but Thursdays will be used if numbers require it.

Registration Period: February 1 - April 1 
Start Date: Early May 
Location: Birdland Futsal Court
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. 
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $325 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Pickleball - Spring
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Participants may register as teams of two. Participants must provide their own paddle. Participants will be divided into divisions based on skill and/or age. Games will be played outdoors whenever possible, but may be moved indoors for weather considerations.
 
Program will take place on Tuesday evenings, but Thursdays will be used if numbers require it.

Registration Period: February 1 - April 1 
Start Date: Early April 
Location: Waveland Tennis Courts
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. 
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $35 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Kickball - Summer
Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers Coed Kickball leagues. A 7-game schedule is played at the George Davis Softball Complex (4980 NE 46th Street) on Thursday evenings between 6:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Registration Period: February 1 - April 1 
Start Date: Early May 
Location: George Davis Softball Park 
Time: Thursdays, 6:15 - 10:15 p.m. 
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $195 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Softball - Fastpitch

Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers an Adult Summer Softball league for men's and women's fast-pitch teams.

Registration Period: February 1 - May 1 
Start Date: Late May 
Location: George Davis Softball Park 
Time: Tuesdays 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $390 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Summer Softball Session 1 & 2

This program includes 6 league games plus a post season tournament, team sign up only and are officiated by one referee. For more information contact the athletics office: 515-612-4509 or dmsports@dmgov.org.

Session #1
Registration Period:
February 1 - April 8
Start Date: Early May
Location: George Davis Softball Park 
Time: Varied 
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $390 per team  

Session #2
Registration Period:
February 1 - June 1 
Start Date: Early July
Location: George Davis Softball Park 
Time: Varied 
Ages: 18 and Up
Fee:  $390 per team 

REGISTER HERE

Bags - Summer

The Des Moines bean bag league will be played Wednesdays at the Hub Spot. The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages.

Teams of two adults compete for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of 3 games. Match times range from 5:30-8 p.m. and will be determined after all of the teams have been finalized.

Registration Period: April 1 - June 1 
Start Date: Mid June
Location: Hub Spot (210 Water St. at the corner of Court Ave)
Time: Wednesday 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $35 per team

REGISTER HERE
Futsal - Summer
Futsal is 5 v 5 soccer played on a small, hard court with a low bounce ball. Both co-ed and men's divisions will be offered. Co-ed requires a minimum of 2 females on the court at all times. The typical roster size is 6-12 players. Shinguards ARE required, but NOT provided. 

Program will take place on Tuesday evenings, but Thursdays will be used if numbers require it.
 
Registration Period: April 1 - June 1 
Start Date: Mid June 
Location: Birdland Futsal Courts 
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $325 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Tennis Clinics
Sand Volleyball
Join Des Moines Parks and Recreation for the first ever season of Adult Sand Volleyball!  Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings starting at 5:45 p.m. This league will be 6v6 and have 6 league games followed by a post season tournament. For more information contact the athletics office: 515-612-4509 or dmsports@dmgov.org
 
Registration Period: April 1 - June 1 
Start Date: Mid June 
Location: Burke Park (601 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50314)
Time: 5:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $195 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Pickleball - Summer

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Participants must register as a team of two. Participants must provide their own paddle. Participants will be divided into divisions based on skill and/or age. Games will be played outdoors whenever possible, but may be moved indoors for weather considerations.

Program will take place on Tuesday evenings, but Thursdays will be used if numbers require it.

Registration Period: April 1 - July 1 
Start Date: Mid July
Location: Waveland Park 
Time: 5:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $35 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Ultimate Frisbee - Individual
Ultimate Frisbee combines the running of soccer, the jumping, passing, and turnovers of basketball, and the deep throws into the end zone of football. The object of this non-contact sport is to throw a frisbee up the field between teams of seven from teammate to teammate until it's caught in the opponent's end-zone.
 
League play will include 8 regular season games, conclude late October and have a post-season tournament will follow regular season play.
 
Registration Period: May 1 - August 1  
Start Date: Early September 
Location: Cownie Soccer 
Time: 6 - 10 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $25 per individual

REGISTER HERE
Flag Football
Registration is now open for Adult Flag Football leagues, sponsored by the Des Moines Park and Recreation. Teams will play a 7-game schedule beginning mid-August. Teams play one game per week with league choices of Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Competitive and recreational leagues are available. Rosters may be up to twenty players, with seven players on the field at a time.
 
Registration Period: June 1 - August 1  
Start Date: Mid August 
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $250 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Pickleball - Fall

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Participants must register as a team of two. Participants must provide their own paddle. Participants will be divided into divisions based on skill and/or age. Games will be played outdoors whenever possible, but may be moved indoors for weather considerations.

Program will take place on Tuesday evenings, but Thursdays will be used if numbers require it.

Registration Period: June 1 - August 31
Start Date: Early September
Location: Waveland 
Time: TBD
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $35 per team 

REGISTER HERE
Bags - Fall

The Des Moines bean bag league will be played Wednesdays at the Hub Spot. The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages.

Teams of two adults compete for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of 3 games. Match times range from 5:30-8 p.m. and will be determined after all of the teams have been finalized.

Registration Period: July 1 - August 1 
Start Date: Early September 
Location: Hub Spot (210 Water St. at the corner of Court Ave)
Time: Wednesday 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Ages: 18 and Up 
Fee:  $35 per team

REGISTER HERE