In 2019, the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of its first four parks. Yes, the year was 1894. From four parks— Greenwood, Union, Grand View and Waveland—Des Moines Parks and Recreation now manages more than 4,000 acres of parkland. For many passionate supporters, it’s our neighborhood […]
Ewing Park Revitalization
The Friends has spearheaded a drive to revitalize the historic 30-acre Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum and the construction of new nature/single-track trails.
Yoga in the Park
Hundreds of happy exercisers, led by volunteer instructors, gather to relax and enjoy yoga on the shore of beautiful Gray’s Lake on Saturday mornings.
FORE! Our Parks 2019 Golf Outing & Bike Ride
Save the Date!
Join us Friday, June 14 for the 6th Annual FORE! Our Parks golf outing and bike ride.
You’ll find a surprise at every hole. Learn about Des Moines’ parks while supporting the economic, environmental, health and recreational benefits they provide central Iowans.
Bike riders will pedal parts of eight city trails on an 18-mile loop that travels through five parks.