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

Fri, June 18  |  Waveland Golf Course

Join us for the 8th 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 over a 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.

We hope you join us this year as we raise money for a new basketball court at the Evelyn K Davis Park and the development of a bridge park on the SW 1st Street Bridge by Mullets. 

Friends of the DM Parks Golf event/Bike ride has been a local event that we look forward to every summer.  The overall ambiance of the event exceeds our expectation every year.  From the professionalism of the event volunteers, the organization of the event start to finish & the gifts/prizes alike; we will continue to support the event in years to come.  We enjoy taking clients to the golf outing for a day of networking & rewarding our employees alike.  - Bryan Johnson, Central Bank 

Time & Location:


June 18, 10:30 AM

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!

  • Your safety is our #1 priority – precautions and safety measures will be in place and supported by our event staff.

Golf • 18 Hole Best Ball - SOLD OUT!!!

Check-in at 10:30 AM 

Tee off is at 12:00 PM 

  • NEW THIS YEAR -- GOLF BALL LAUNCHER set up on Hole 14!

  • Hosted meal & 2 drink tickets included

  • Also receive a sleeve of golf balls, a reusable shopping bag & a ball marker! 

  • 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

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: Three $5 Trail Bucks, a reusable shopping bag, bike socks & a hosted meal. 

  • Trail Bucks can be spent the day of the event at each pit stop along the route - Captain Roy's, Mullet's & Cownie Soccer

  • 35 mile loop includes Easter Lake via the Carl Voss Trail!

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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

Sponsorship Details:


  • Logo or name listed on all marketing collateral

  • An area to set up a booth at the event

  • Opportunity to speak at the event

  • Four foursomes to golf or bike

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

  • 12 Friends of Des Moines Parks memberships included

  • Free “Intro to the Outdoors” class for 12 employees

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


19TH HOLE SPONSOR | $2,500

  • Logo or name listed on all marketing collateral

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

  • Two foursomes to golf or bike

  • 12 Friends of Des Moines Parks memberships included


  • Logo or name on all marketing collateral

  • One foursome to golf or six bikers

  • Six Friends of Des Moines Parks memberships included



  • Logo or name listed on hole or bike trail

  • One golfer or two bikers


  • Logo or name listed on hole or on bike trail

2021 Sponsors:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us!

Sarah Lohmeier -

Jessica Faue -