What is an Urban Recreation District?
If Des Moines is your favorite small, big city, then The Avenues Urban Recreation District (URD) is the jumping-off point to all your favorite activities.
Simply moving through the space is a cultural experience that you don’t want to miss with connections to iconic parks, neighborhoods and trails. The URD is the path to a healthy and happy community.
The goal of the URD is to identify and deliver opportunities to enhance recreational infrastructure for the purpose of improving individual and community quality of life and economic development.
The opportunities for the URD extend in a 1.5 mile radius from the center of The Avenues district and includes many neighborhoods and recreational, cultural and educational destinations. Efforts towards the creation and implementation of the URD are ongoing. Check back to this page for updates!