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.

Parks, Facilities & Trails

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Digital Parks and Trails Map - Interactive map of the West Des Moines parks and trails system. Use to find a nearby park or to measure trail distances.

Printable Parks and Trails Map - A comprehensive map of the West Des Moines parks and trails system

Printable Park Amenities Matrix - A listing of the amenities available at each park in West Des Moines

Tobacco and Nicotine-Free Parks - View the FAQ's about this new ordinance

Trail Ethics - Things to keep in mind when using trails

City Code - Learn more about park rules and regulations in Title 7, Chapter 11

P&R Special Events Application Materials

Open Water Swim Permit Application

Volunteer Information/Release Form

For more information please call 222-3444 or email



Search the listing of West Des Moines facilities, click each photo to find out more.

  • American Legion Park

    1. Address:301 Vine St.
      West Des Moines, IA 50265
    2. Phone:(515) 222-3444
    3. Capacity:N/A
    1. Backstop
    2. Basketball Court
    3. Grill
    4. Parking Lot
    5. Picnic Tables
    6. Play Equipment
    7. Restroom Building
    8. Shelter - reservable
    9. Soccer/Playfield
    10. Tennis Court
    1. Parks

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One of West Des Moines oldest and prettiest parks is American Legion Park located at the corner of 4th Street and Vine Street on the east side of the city. Full of mature trees with a large open play space, this 9.93 acre park is a favorite for many people.

Facilites include:

  • A rentable picnic shelter with grill
  • Restrooms (open April 15 - October 15, weather permitting)
  • Play equipment
  • Large open playfield
  • Softball field with skinned infield
  • Spray ground
    • Open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11AM to 7PM, weather permitting
    • To conserve water, the sprays are activated by users during open hours. There is a button that activates the sprays in 10-minute intervals.
  • Horseshoe courts
  • Shuffleboard court
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis court (lighted)
  • American Legion Park Map

For more information please call 222-3444 or email


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