Helping to preserve, protect, improve, and promote the use of Des Moines parks.




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.



The Friends of Des Moines Parks operates solely due to the generosity of philanthropic contributions from organizations and people like you. Join our team of volunteers and further support your favorite Des Moines parks and programs.



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!


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.

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