The 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.