Planning Division

 The Recreation Planning and Development Division designs plans and implements parks, recreation, natural resources, trails, and open space projects. The goal of these projects is to facilitate safe, inviting, and memorable use for enjoyment by residents of and visitors to the City of Des Moines.



Plans of Interest



The Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan, LiveDSM, is a long-range plan for improvements.
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Our Mission
To build a better park and recreation system one project at a time.