City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

Keeping Our Playgrounds Safe

Various Playgrounds

Our playgrounds get lots of love with thousands of kids playing on them annually. Our specialized playground mulch gets compacted and moves. Help us keep our playgrounds safe and accessible.

HAVE A GROUP? If you are wanting to select/hold spots for a confirmed group of volunteers, email us at We can send you a password-protected group sign-up so each individual can sign the online waiver/registration form for your group. Each person will receive their own confirmation.

NOTE: Each playground project takes approximately three to four hours. We can be flexible with the date and time (a morning shift or an afternoon shift). Let us know what works for your group.

In order to comply with emergency proclamations by the Governor or Mayor, as such may be amended from time to time, and as public health guidelines evolve, for the safety of staff and the public, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel at any time. In addition, the Department reserves the right to change the registration requirements at any time. The Department will contact the volunteers as soon as reasonably possible with such cancellations or changes.

The City of Des Moines cannot guarantee that the volunteer or any of the event attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. Volunteers and attendees use the City’s facility at their own risk.

There are no shifts available at this time.

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