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West Des Moines Aquatic Centers

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 #
515-273-0700

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
FREE
3-12 Years Old
$6
13 Years and Older
$9
Senior Citizens (55+)
$7
Family Night (W & Su) $15/family

Open Swim Times:

Valley View Aquatic Center

Holiday Aquatic Center

Saturday 12-6pm  Saturday  11:30am-6pm
Sunday-Friday
12-5:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm  Sunday  12-5:45pm
 Monday-Friday  11:30am-7pm*
Wednesday & Sunday
Family Night ($15/family) 
 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday & Sunday
Family Night ($15/family)
 6:30-8:30pm**
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
1/2 Price Evenings 
 6:30-8:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
1/2 Price Evenings
 6:30-8:30pm**
Sunday-Friday
Current Walking & Adult Lap Swim ($4/visit)
 5:30-6:30pm *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:

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 the year. Please check back soon and watch our social media channels for aquatic center updates

Season Passes

 WDM Residents

10% discount*

 Non-Residents

10% discount*

 Single Pass

 $85

 $76.50

 $130

 $117.00

 Two Person Pass

 $120

 $108.00

 $170

 $153.00

 Each Additional Person

 $40/person

 $36/person

 $55/person

 $49.50/person

 Nanny/Granny
(added on to pass, no extra discounts)

 $60

no additional discounts

 $60

no additional discounts

 

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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Parks and Recreation Department Response to COVID-19

Updated 5/28/20

PARKS, TRAILS, AND PLAYGROUNDS

     CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  American Legion Park Sprayground
  Holiday Aquatic Center
Will not be opening on May 30 as initially planned.
  Valley View Aquatic Center
Will not be opening on May 30 as initially planned.

     OPENING TO THE PUBLIC ON JUNE 1

 

Park Playgrounds

 

Park Picnic Shelters

 

Park Restrooms

 

Park Drinking Fountains

 

Crossroads Park Skate Park

   OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE
    Users are asked to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.

 

Raccoon River Park Dog Park

 

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility

 

Trails

 

Park Green Spaces

 

Tennis Courts
Team sports, pickup games and contact play are prohibited.

 

Basketball Courts
Team sports, pickup games and contact play are prohibited.

 

Raccoon River Park Beach
Swimming allowed only when ropes are in place.

FACILITIES

  OPENING TO THE PUBLIC ON JUNE 1

 

Parks & Rec Admin Office in City Hall

 

Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge

 

Valley Junction Activity Center

   RENTALS/ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 14

 

Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge

 

Valley Junction Activity Center

 

Raccoon River Park Softball Complex

 

Holiday Park Softball & Baseball Complexes

 

Holiday Park Cricket Field

 

Valley View Park Fields

 

Windsor Rugby Field

 

Special Events in Parks

 

Park Shelters

RECREATION PROGRAMS

   CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 14

 

 

Any program that was scheduled to take place before June 14

 

 

If a program was scheduled to start before June 14 but extends beyond it, the entire program is cancelled

SERVICES

   CONTINUING TO BE SOLD

 

Raccoon River Park Dog Park Season Permits
Call 515-222-3444

 

Raccoon River Park Dog Park Day Passes
www.wdm.iowa.gov/DayPasses

 

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility Season Permits
Call 515-222-3444

 

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility Day Passes
www.wdm.iowa.gov/DayPasses

   CONTINUING TO TAKE PHONE CALLS

 

Parks & Rec Admin Office in City Hall
Call 515-222-3444
Email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov

 

Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge
Call 515-222-3424

 

Valley Junction Activity Center
Call 515-222-3440

 

 

To activate the fountain push the arrow in the center of the pedestal with one finger.  The duration of the Sprayground run time is set randomly for 2- 8 minutes.  Optimally it will shut off between each time the button is activated.  This is done to minimize water usage and promote movement within the feature.   The start button can be difficult for some children to activate, which encourages close parental supervision and prevents inadvertent operation.

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