Registration Policies



1000 South 220th Street

Des Moines WA 98198


TDD Line: 206-824-6024 

[email protected]

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am-6:30 pm


Location: 22307 Dock Ave South

Des Moines, WA 98198


Fax: 855-763-2756

[email protected]

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

Mailing Address: 1000 South 220th St.

Des Moines, WA 98198


2045 South 216th St.

PO Box 98576

Des Moines, WA 98198


Fax: 206-878-2260

[email protected]

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

Resident Priority:

Effective January 1, 2010, the City of Des Moines implemented a Resident Discount Policy offering residents discounted fees for recreation programs. Non-residents and city residents who choose not to provide proof of residency will be assessed the full fee for programs.
The Resident Discount ("R") Fee is available to residents living within the City of Des Moines' jurisdictional boundaries and Senior Adults. To qualify for the "R" Fee participants must provide proof of residency such as: Valid picture ID with a Des Moines address, Valid picture ID accompanied by a utility bill with their Des Moines Address. Sports Teams qualify for the "R" Fee when 51% of their players are Des Moines residents (proof of residency will be requested.)
The full program fee will be charged to participants who are not Des Moines residents or choose not to provide proof of residency. Questions related to residency should be directed to 206- 870-6527.


Phone: 206-870-6527
Online: DaySmart
DMPR is a cashless facility.  All cards or checks are accepted.

Registration Policies:
Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated.
Registration is taken on a first paid basis. Returned check Fee: $40 (plus 50% surcharge if collection action needed).

Refund Policy/Cancellations:
When DMPR/SS cancels a program, a full refund or credit will be issued.
Refunds, less a $20 administrative fee, will be granted when requested a minimum of 5-business days prior to the program/course start date. The administrative fee will be waived if you opt for a credit to be used for another course/program. Credits must be used by the close of each calendar year.
No refund will be issued for:

  • Programs costing $10 or less.
  • Programs where admission fee was purchased in advance.
  • Special Events.

Medical illness or other extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Documentation of circumstance may be requested.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this Recreation Guide is accurate. Because policies, personnel and funding can change, DMPR&SS reserves the right to amend or modify programs.

Accommodation of Disabilities:
The City of Des Moines is committed to accommodating citizens with disabilities and special needs. Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services will make every reasonable effort to ensure that programs are accessible. If you need assistance participating in our programs, please call us at 206-870-6527. TTY/TTD 206- 824-6024.

Gender Equity Statement:
The City of Des Moines complies with the State of Washington's "Fair Play in Community Sports Act" (Chapter 467, 2009 Laws, effective July 26, 2009) that prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct or administration of community athletics programs. Third parties, who contract with or receive leases or permits from the City of Des Moines for a community athletic program, are also prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sex.
If you have questions or comments call 206-870-6527.

Inclement Weather:
During periods of inclement weather radio stations will report school closures and changes. Please listen for the Highline School District report. For programs held in Federal Way schools, listen for the Federal Way School District report.
School Closed: All Des Moines Recreation & Senior Services Department programs are cancelled.
School Open/1-hour Late Arrival:
All non-Club KHAOS (check parent packet for details) recreation programs will operate as scheduled. Senior programs prior to 10am are cancelled. Senior programs held after 10am - call 206-878- 1642 for updated information.
School Open/2-hour Late Arrival:
All recreation and senior programs held prior to 11am are cancelled. Recreation programs held after 11am will be scheduled as usual. Senior programs held after 11am - call 206-870-6527 for updated information.

***When inclement weather occurs during school holidays, evenings or weekends, call 206-870-6527 or 206- 878-1642 (Senior Programs) for updated information.