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You Can Now Adopt A Park Or Trail In West Des Moines!

Are you tired of seeing trash in a park or on a trail near your home?  Are you ready to do something about it? Now you or your local group can adopt one of West Des Moines' parks or trails and help make a difference in the community!

The Metro Waste Authority has provided all of the signs for the Adopt a Park or Trail program.  The West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will provide the resources (trash bags, planning help, etc.) to help your group adopt a park or trail. After your group has officially adopted a park or trail, a sign will be placed in the park or by the trail to recognize your sponsoring group and your very appreciated efforts.

What's Involved With Adopting A Park Or Trail?

To see what is required of an adoption group, please review the Adopt a Park or Trail Program and Safety Guidelines.

What Parks Or Trails Can We Adopt?

Parks and Trails Map

Adoptable Parks and Trails

Legion Park  Adopted by The Club at Washington Heights  

Pearson Park

 Scared Heart Church Scouts  

Fairmeadows Park

 Adopted by Wells Fargo PLL Accounts

Southwoods Park

 Adopted by WDM Boy Scout Troop 242 10-29-19-Troop-242-web

Ashawa Park

 Adopted by Link Associates  

Quail Cove Park

 Adopted by West Des Moines Bankers Trust  

Crossroads Park

 Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 48  

Jaycee Park

 Adopted by Ashworth Road Baptist Church  

Meadowview Park

 Adopted by Jeff Kinion, Iowa Realty  

Willow Springs Park

 Adopted by the Barron Family  
Peony Park  Adopted by ITA Group, Inc.  ITA-Group-web

Wild Rose Park

 6801 Cody Drive  

Brookview Park

 Adopted by the Palmer Family  

Valley View Park - East

 255 81st Street (click for map)  
Valley View Park - West

 225 88th Street (click for map)

Maple Grove Park

 9350 Chalk Street


Raccoon River Park - Shore Line

 Adopted by WDM Boy Scout Troup 280  
Raccoon River Park - Main Park  2500 Grand Avenue (click for map)  
Raccoon River Park - Loop Trail  Adopted by The Duke Silver Experience  
Raccoon River Park - Park Access Road  2500 Grand Avenue (click for map)  

Woodland Hills Park 

 Adopted by the Brauckman Family  

Huston Ridge Park 

 Adopted by Hilltop Church  

Holiday Park -  Baseball 

 1701 Railroad Avenue (click for map)  

Holiday Park -  Softball 

 Adopted by Des Moines Lawn Care  

Wilson Park

 Adopted by Optimist Club of Western Des Moines  Optimist-Cleanup-4-20-19
Kiwanis Park  Adopted by West Des Moines Kiwanis  
Hidden Point Park  Adopted by Kmett Family  

Adoptable Trails

Jordan Creek Trail (1)  Adopted by Barker Lemar  BakerLemar-Clean-up-4-26-19
Jordan Creek Trail (2)

 Adopted by Dickinson Law Firm


Jordan Creek Trail (3)

 Adopted by Johnson Controls  9-27-19-Johnson-Controls

Jordan Creek Trail (4)

 Adopted by WDM Local 3586 Bicycle Club  WDM 3586 Bicycle Club

Jordan Creek Trail (5)

 Adopted by Koch Family  

Jordan Creek Trail (6)

 Adopted by Optimist Club of Western Des Moines

Jordan Creek Trail (7)

 Jordan Creek Trail from EP True Parkway underpass to 68th Street


Jordan Creek Trail (8)

 Jordan Creek Trail from EP True Parkway - Underpass to 81st Street


Knolls Greenway Trail

 Knolls Greenway Trail  
Ashawa Greenway Trail  Adopted by the West Family
City Campus Pond Trail  Adopted by WDM Christian Church  WDM Christian Church Cleanup-Spring 2016

Westridge Trail 

 Adopted by the Gobberdiel Family  
Levee Trail Levee Trail - 1st Street to Raccoon River Park  


Ready To Get Going?

Grab your friends, your neighbors, your church group or your colleagues and get started by filling out the online Adopt a Park or Trail Adoption Form.  Make sure that each volunteer in your group completes a Volunteer Information / Release and Waiver of Liability Form before your scheduled cleanup.

We Did A Cleanup.  Now What?

If your group has recently helped clean up a park or trail in West Des Moines, please complete the online Adopt a Park or Trail Cleanup Results Form.

Still Have Questions?

Call 515-222-3444 or email the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department.

Looking To Do Just A One-Time Park Cleanup?

Call 515-222-3444 to discuss your options.





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