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Birdland Park and Marina Master Plan

The development of the proposed Birdland Park and Marina Master Plan was a community and stakeholder-driven effort which leveraged input from an estimated 200+ attendees across three public meetings and 350+ follow-up survey responses. The project Advisory Committee which provided additional direction to the consulting team led by SmithGroup included 23 individuals representing 18 unique interest groups, thus representing a broad cross-section of the community. Once complete and adopted, the full master plan document will be made available on this webpage. More Info

Chesterfield Park Masterplan Improvements

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Cohen Park

The work and investment occurring at Cohen Park is part of the City of Des Moines' ongoing flood control and park improvement efforts. 

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MacRae Park

The MacRae Park Phase 3 Improvements will culminate the Parks and Recreation Department's four year and $2.75 million dollar initiative to renovate MacRae Park. Once completed the park will serve as the gateway to the southwest ninth corridor.

Phase 3 improvements include approximately a half-mile of new trail construction, a pedestrian bridge, a boardwalk over the pond, fishing improvements, an open-air shelter, a custom nature playscape, and a half-mile of park road reconstruction with storm sewer and parking improvements. The project is planned for 2021 construction. Phase 3 is estimated to cost $3.1 million dollars.

If you would like to make a contribution towards the improvements to MacRae Park, visit the Friends of Des Moines Park s page and click the donate button.

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  • Completed Projects

Riverview Park

Riverview is a three-phase Park renovation project that began in 2014 with a public-private partnership between the City of Des Moines and the Parks Area Foundation. The project is currently on the third of three phases and is due to open Spring of 2021. More Info
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Weeks Middle School Park

Weeks Middle School Park is a new park on the campus of Weeks Middle School.  The project is the result of a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Des Moines Independent School District. More Info