Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others.
Give the gift of money. Friends of Des Moines Parks operates on philanthropic contributions from organizations and people like you. Your donations help us improve and build valuable park programs throughout Des Moines. Choose to contribute to our annual campaign, support a special project, or donate an honor memorial and become a member today!
Give your gift of time. We invite you to join our team of over 5,000 volunteers that provide priceless support to Des Moines Parks and programs. Connect with the Des Moines Parks and Recreation volunteer coordinator to stay updated on volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
We are proud to support many amazing projects happening in Des Moines this year. From Youth Sports and Swim Lessons Scholarships, to Rocketslide renovations, E911 Trail Markers, various park improvements and the Annual Tour of Parks... there's something for everyone. Click below to learn more about these upcoming projects!