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FORE! Our Parks! Best-Ball Golf Tournament & Bike Ride

Fri, June 16  |  Waveland Golf Course

Join us for the 10th Annual FORE! Our Parks golf outing and bike ride at Waveland Golf Course. Learn about Des Moines’ parks while supporting the economic, environmental, health and recreational benefits they provide central Iowans.

Each year we strive to support the Des Moines Parks and Recreation in the best way possible.  Throughout the years the Friends of Des Moines Parks has contributed almost two million dollars in support of park projects. The funding has helped thousands of children learn how to swim, built playgrounds and nature trails, purchased E911 Trail markers, as well as assisting with recreation programs/special events.

"Growing up in Des Moines and now raising my own kids here, I understand first-hand how vital our city’s parks system is to not only keeping families like mine entertained, but also attracting new people to the area.  Our foursome looks forward to playing in the Des Moines Parks’ annual golf outing each year as it is the perfect way to support our parks system while also having a blast with great people at a top-notch golf course.  Can’t wait to play again this year!" 
- Andrew Johnson, Bradshaw, Folwer, Proctor & Fairgrave Law

Time & Location:


June 16, 10:30 AM (Check In Begins)

Waveland Golf Course, 4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA

About the Event:


General Event Details

  • Located at Waveland Golf Course – the oldest municipal golf course west of the Mississippi!

  • Be sure to enter our famous raffle for incredible prizes!

Golf • 18 Hole Best Ball (FULL)

Check-in at 10:30 AM 

Tee off is at 12:00 PM 

  • Hosted meal & 2 drink tickets included

  • Free giveaways for registered participants!

  • Hole assignments for each foursome will be distributed via email to assist with a speedy check-in prior to the event

  • Carts will be stocked with scorecards, raffle information, beverage tickets

  • Beverage cart will be on the course during the round. Cash and credit accepted

  • Golf Ball Launcher is Back! 

For me, it wouldn't be summer without the "Friends of the DM Parks" bike/golf event at Waveland Golf Course each June. It is something I look forward to you each year and participate with my friends. This fundraiser helps support our beautiful city parks in Des Moines. I encourage others to participate in this very worthwhile event this June! You know I will be there again this year! - Ken Mikesell

Bike •  18+ Miles

Check-in at 12:30PM

Ride at 1:00PM

  • Bike at your own pace through Des Moines to enjoy the trails and parks! 

  • Included in registration: Trail Bucks & other giveaways TBD.

  • Trail Bucks can be spent the day of the event at each pit stop along the route

  • INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE: Prize for most #foreourparks posts by 4pm; Prize for the FORE! Committee favorite #foreourparks post

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Sponsorship Details:


  • Prominent banner at event and name/logo on social media and marketing materials

  • Logo on volunteer/staff t-shirt

  • Skip the line at registration

  • Booth or table at event registration area

  • Opportunity to speak at the event

  • Four foursomes to golf or bike (Golf is Full)

  • Listing in the City of Des Moines, City Source Newsletter spring edition (sent to 80,000 households)

  • Free Intro to the Outdoors class for 12

  • Promotion of your business or name on our
    social media pages


19TH HOLE SPONSOR | $2,500

  • Banner at event and name/logo on social
    media and marketing materials

  • Skip the line at registration

  • Golf cart sponsor with opportunity to place sponsor materials in golf carts

  • Two foursomes to golf or bike (Golf is Full)


  • Banner at event and recognition on social media and event marketing materials

  • One Foursome to golf or Six bikers (Golf is Full)


  • Logo/name signage at either tee box or on bike route and two bikers

  • Logo/name signage at tee box and on
    bike route


  • Logo or name listed on either tee box or on bike trail

2023 Sponsors:
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Wright Outdoor Solutions
Central Bank
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Musco Lighting
Above + Beyond Cancer
Hildreth Construction
Atlantic Bottling
Raygun Logo
Envision Lawn and Tree
Catch Des Moines
Bike World
Neumann Brothers
Carl & Susan Voss
Friends Stuff (11)
Outdoor Recreation Products
Whole Health Chiropractic
Katie Patterson
Delta Dental
Dunlap Construction
Doll Distributing
Simonson & Associates
Van Wall
Harwood Press
Andrea Woodward
ISG 50 Year Anniversary
Logo-Linda Westergaard
Snyder and Associates
Iowa Des Moines Supply Logo 11.16.18
Project 7
Voss Distributing
Iowa Cubs
US Bank Private Wealth Management_
Kitchen Collage
Force Fitters
Iowa Sports Turf
Koch Group
Rex Coble
Jim & Patty Cownie
American Fence Company
Chris Maharry Photography
Dylan Lampe
Lucky Lotus
Fast Signs
Peddicord Wharton
Stone Cross Lawn & Landscape
Coldwell Banker
Unity Point
Rachel Stauffer & Jim Lawson
Graham Construction
Josh Mandelbaum

If you have any questions, please email us!

Sarah Lohmeier -

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