LiveDSMPlanThe Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan, LiveDSM, is a long-range plan for improvements that will:

  • enable multi-year planning for capital investments
  • Provide updated level of service standards
  • Inform the evolution of our recreation services
  • Provide considerations for funding opportunities
  • Inspire the next game changing elements of our park system

Prior to LiveDSM, Parklands, A Celebration of Des Moines' Community Spirit, was the Department’s comprehensive plan.  This document called for a shared vision by the community to maintain and enhance a system of parks and recreational facilities, defining Des Moines as a special place to live, work, play, and visit.