Tour Des Moines Parks!

Join Des Moines Parks and Recreation to celebrate National Parks and Recreation month! Des Moines Parks and Recreation has designated 31 different locations including parks, trails, and facilities as part of the tour!


This fun event starts July 1st and you will have all month long to hit all the spots! Some spots include Brody School Park, Ashby Park, Pioneer Columbus Center and more!

A few items you will need are:

What you need to do!

  • When contestants find each spot, they must document their visit with a photo and share it on any or all of our social media networks (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with the official contest hashtag #tourdmparks.
  • The first 500 entrants who visit 10 of the 31 locations and submit a photo will receive an Iowa Cubs t-shirt.
  • The first 500 participants who submit a photo of themselves in at least 20 of the designated locations will receive a $20 “Parks Bucks” certificate with an estimated retail value of $20.00 which may be used for any Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department program through June 30, 2017.
  • Entrants who submit photos of all 31 locations are then eligible to compete for the “Tour DM Parks” grand prize. Two winners will be awarded one of the following:
    • One weekend trip to Honey Creek Resort valued at $500. Trip consists of a 2-night stay in a traditional room, golf, and four waterpark passes.
    • A Skybox Suite at an Iowa Cubs games (date to be determined by Iowa Cubs) valued at $636. Package includes ten tickets.

What a fun way to enjoy all the parks that Des Moines has to offer!

Interested in what some of these parks have to offer? Check out our ultimate guide to Central Iowa parks for details!
Do not forget your park bag too!


  1. Nicole Hines

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