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City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

Check your status herePartnering with Citizens to Improve Our Parks
You're invited to join the ranks of many dedicated people volunteering in the Des Moines parks...a gift that benefits the entire community. Volunteers supplement Parks and Recreation staff and bring creativity and vitality to our organization while meeting new friends, learning new skills and even building resumes.

Making a Difference in Des Moines
In 2016, over 5,370 volunteers donated 36,879 hours of service (valued at over $868,870). Our volunteers removed over 40,000 pounds of litter, brush, tires and debris from our parks on Earth Day alone. Volunteers also helped grow plants to beautify our City parks and public spaces, distribute hundreds of toys to families in need, record our City's history, survey trail users, build playgrounds and more!

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Block 10 Memorial Headstone Cleaning
Woodland Cemetery 2019 Woodland Ave
May 11th, 2018
National Bicycle Pedestrian Documentation Project
Various Locations
May 15th - 19th, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend Help
Glendale Cemetery 4909 University Ave
May 25th - 28th, 2018
Decoration Clean-up and Flag Removal
Glendale Cemetery 4909 University Ave, Laurel Hill Cemetery 3601 East Court Ave
July 5th - 6th, 2018