The new MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex brings a one-of-a-kind sports facility to West Des Moines and Central Iowa as a whole. Enjoy indoor sports programs such as hockey, soccer, and basketball in the 300,000 square foot complex. The facility will also feature space for conventions, concerts, community events, and corporate or private gatherings.
Across its massive 18-acre site, Valley View Aquatic Center offers residents looking to splash, swim, dive, or drift in the lazy river over 24,000 square feet of water. There’s something for everyone—a shallow play pool for kids, a competitive lap/diving pool, a lazy river, and water slides for all ages. West Des Moines welcomes over 135,000 guests to our aquatic centers each summer.
As the newest addition to the vibrant West Des Moines City/School Campus, a hub of civic activity, the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater sits on the shore of the pond bringing the community together for musical performances, theater productions, creative showcases, and more.
With investment from the Five Waters Project, the area around Raccoon River Park has become the go-to destination for residents and visitors to experience nature right here in West Des Moines. From the newly constructed Raccoon River Boathouse offering canoe and kayak rentals, to the dog park and archery facility, to the pedestrian bridges and greenway, in West Des Moines, nature is never too far away.