An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, vehicles are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing.

Archery Facility

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**Annual Permits are available beginning December 1 each year**

For more information, view the Archery Facility Brochure

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To apply for a permit download the Archery Facility Permit Form or visit the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office (4200 Mills Civic Parkway, 515-222-3444) or the Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge (2500 Grand Ave., 515-222-3424).

Type of Permit
WDM Resident Fee
Non-Resident Fee
Daily Permit
$5 / day
$5 / day
Annual Permit - Adult
Annual Permit - Youth (15 & under)
Replacement Permit
The archery facility is the first of its kind in Iowa and includes features such as:


  • Enclosure walls/fencing
  • Overhead ‘arrow curtains’
  • Shelter over shooting area
  • Staging area
  • 12 shooting lanes
  • Targets up to 40 yards distance

Funding for this project has been generously provided by:  Polk County Board of Supervisors, IDNR Shooting Sports Program, WDM Community Enrichment Foundation, City of West Des Moines

If you have questions call 515-222-3444 or email

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