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Outdoor Recreation and Trails

Whether it’s a morning on the lake or an evening spent riding through Greater Des Moines’ (DSM) 500+ miles of connected recreational trails, the region has many outdoor options. Lace up your skates and zip across the smooth ice of Brenton Skating Plaza. Or download the GetActive app for the inside scoop on recreational fun in the city. Whatever you choose, the wide world of outdoor recreation is ready and waiting for you to jump in and explore. 

City and State Parks and Recreation Departments

Find out what's happening in Des Moines with the Catch Des Moines Active events calendar!