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 West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department COVID-19 Information

Until further notice, the maximum number of persons allowed in the shelters has been reduced to adhere to the social distancing requirements.

Park Shelter


American Legion Park

32 people

Brookview Park

12 people

Crossroads Park

(Rental of Crossroads Park shelter includes reservation of the adjacent open playfield.)

16 people

Fairmeadows Park

12 people

Pearson Park

32 people

Raccoon River Park

Biddle Rotary Shelter

Coneflower Shelter A

Coneflower Shelter B

Coneflower Shelter C


18 people

12 people

12 people

12 people

Valley View Park      20 people                     

 West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department COVID-19 Information

Holiday Aquatic Center is open in July for swim lessons and lap swimming only.
Valley View Aquatic Center is closed for the summer.

Holiday Aquatic Center

The West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department wants to provide you an update on 2020 season passes and swim lessons and our response to COVID-19. The Governor’s May 26 Proclamation of Public Health Disaster Emergency closes aquatic centers through June 17, 2020, to all activity other than swim lessons and lap swimming. We are disappointed to announce that Valley View Park Aquatic Center will not open for the season on May 30 as originally planned and will remain closed for the summer. Holiday Park Aquatic Center will also not open for the season on May 30; however, City staff is looking at all possible options to open Holiday Park Aquatic Center for modified swim lessons and lap swimming in July.

Swim lessons and aquatics programs cannot be conducted as originally planned because of the closures and the modifications necessary to ensure social distancing of employees and patrons, increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. All currently scheduled sessions of swim lessons and aquatics programs at both Valley View and Holiday Park Aquatic Centers are cancelled. Full refunds will be given now to those currently registered for lessons and programs. Full refunds will also be given to those who have already purchased 2020 aquatic center season passes.

As mentioned above, we are still hoping to be able to offer modified swim lessons in July at Holiday Park Aquatic Center that can be safely conducted under COVID-19 guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control, American Red Cross, and local health departments. If modified July lessons are possible, a new schedule and registration date will be announced in the next two weeks.

WDM Aquatic Centers Phone #

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
3-12 Years Old
13 Years and Older
Senior Citizens (55+)
Family Night (W & Su) $15/family

Open Swim Times:

Holiday Aquatic Center

 Saturday  11:30am-6pm
 Sunday  12-5:45pm
 Monday-Friday  11:30am-7pm*
Wednesday & Sunday
Family Night ($15/family)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
1/2 Price Evenings
*Closes at 5:30pm when evening swim lessons are in session
**Only when evening swim lessons are not in session
Evening Swim Lessons (2020): 6/15-6/25, 7/6-7/16, 7/20-7/30

Weather Closure Policy:

If an aquatic center closes because of weather (electrical storms or cool temperatures) between 12:30 & 5pm, it will not reopen until 5:30pm. If weather conditions do not allow reopening at 5:30pm, it will remain closed for the evening.


Concessions at both Valley View and Holiday Aquatic Centers are provided by Formaro's Stuffed. Credit cards are accepted.

Season Passes:

Passes are sold per household. Individual photo ID cards are required for each family member who wishes to have a pass. All pass holders must have a current photo taken or on file. Photos can be taken at City Hall or the Valley Junction Activity Center during regular business hours (8am-5pm) or at the West Des Moines Aquatic Centers starting the first week of June. (Please note that it is best to purchase season passes at City Hall or the Valley Junction Activity Center prior to the first week of June to avoid long lines at both aquatic facilities.) WDM Season passes are good at Holiday, Valley View and Clive Aquatic Centers.

* Due to COVID-19, season passes for the aquatic centers have been suspended for this year. Please check back soon and watch our social media channels for aquatic center updates.

Season Passes

 WDM Residents

10% discount*


10% discount*

 Single Pass





 Two Person Pass





 Each Additional Person





(added on to pass, no extra discounts)


no additional discounts


no additional discounts


Rentals & Birthday Parties

Holiday is available for private party rentals. For more information please call 222-3440.

Have your next birthday party at Holiday. Packages include admission, food and more! Prices start at $170 for a group of 10. Call 222-3440 for more information.

Clive Aquatic Center:

* Due to COVID-19, The Clive Aquatic Center is closed for 2020

WDM Season Passes are also valid at Clive Aquatic Center. 

Clive Parks and Recreation Office:  223-5246
Clive Aquatic Center:  440-0599

Legion Park Sprayground:

Opening date to be determined.



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