New COVID-19 Exposure at Greater Des Moines Softball Complex

DES MOINES, IOWA – July 30, 2020This is a public health notice of a positive case of COVID-19 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex (4980 NE 46th St.). The exposure took place on July 26 during both the 1 and 2 p.m. league games. 

Touch points such as benches and common areas at the facility are disinfected multiple times daily, as per safety protocol. Teams, staff and umpires who were onsite that day have been notified.

The health and safety of the public and our employees is our top priority. If you believe you were exposed, you should stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, and follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Information is available from the CDC online including the criteria to discontinue home isolation. Per our “Return to Play” protocol following all federal, state and local guidelines, exposed patrons cannot use our facilities until their recommended home isolation period is complete and CDC requirements are met.

Further questions can be directed to or our administration office at (515)-237-1386.

Benjamin R. Page
Director,  Des Moines Parks and Recreation

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 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.  In addition, we offer numerous programs in the areas of sports, urban conservation, environment education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events.  For more information on Des Moines Parks and Recreation programs or facilities, visit our website (, Facebook (, Twitter (@desmoinesparks) or Instagram (