Helping to preserve, protect, improve, and promote the use of Des Moines parks.
WE ARE OUTSIDERS
In partnership with the Des Moines Parks and Rec, we host many impactful community events throughout the year. We hope to see you at a park or on the trails with us soon! Most upcoming events have been postponed due to Covid-19. Alternative dates will be forthcoming TBD.
By partnering with us, you can make a difference in Des Moines now and for future generations. Explore all the different ways you can offer support and continue making Des Moines a top place to work, live and play!
During our community and world's greatest crisis of a generation, we all recognize that outdoor recreation and the solace it brings are as important as has ever been. We are ever grateful and thankful to all past, current and future supporters. We are all in this together!
First established by a group of citizens as The Des Moines Park and Recreation Foundation in 1993, the Friends of Des Moines Parks is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with a mission to preserve, protect, improve, and promote the use of Des Moines’ parks, greenways, and recreational programs for the benefit of all neighborhoods, residents, and visitors.
Interested in learning more or becoming a Friend to help us preserve, protect, improve, and promote the use of Des Moines parks, greenways and recreational programs for the benefit of all neighborhoods, residents, and visitors. Contact Sarah Lohmeier at or the field below.
1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50317