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"Park Madness" Starts Thursday!

Des Moines Park Madness vote nowDES MOINES, IOWA – Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Just as March Madness descends upon our city, our field of 64 parks has been set and the voting will begin! “Park Madness” presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation starts Thursday, March 21.

This online contest encourages residents and park lovers to vote their favorite park or facility through to the finals in this bracket-style tournament. The winning location will host a Free Flicks movie later this summer. Voting will continue through Monday, April 8 when the “Park Madness” champion is crowned!

To join the madness and start voting, click here or visit

About Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Founded in 1892, the Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is “Helping Des Moines Live Well, Play Hard and Protect the Earth.”  Our department is responsible for the management of 76 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous recreation facilities.  In addition, we offer numerous programs in the areas of sports, urban conservation, environment education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events., Facebook (, Twitter (@desmoinesparks) or Instagram (