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#GivingTuesday No Kids Left Inside!
Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors. Outdoors is the best place for young kids to practice and master their emerging physical skills.

Help build a better future for our kids through outdoor play Replacing all of the playground equipment in Des Moines will not be cheap, but what price do we put on the future of this community's children? Will they reap the benefits of outdoor play? The price tag will be $2 million, but through grants and by leveraging contributions, we can accomplish this monumental task if the public can raise $205,000. Won't you help?

See Our #GivingTuesday Flyer for Full Details.



How to Leave Your Legacy: Estate Planning Basics and the Joy of Giving
Enjoy an evening of poetry, laughter and law while learning the nuts and bolts of how to leave your legacy. Local attorney and DMLF director Brian Snure, will guide a one hour discussion about your options for leaving your legacy, establishing your estate plan, supporting your community and having fun while you are doing it. The class will cover wills, trusts, probate, gifting strategies, bad jokes, good poetry and will include a question and answer session for any estate planning topics that you might have questions about. Brian Snure has been practicing law for 24 years and is the owner of Snure Law Office, PSC, located in the Marina District of Des Moines, which has been serving the citizens of Des Moines since 1964.

Come Join Us!
At Des Moines Activity Center
Wednesday January 24th Starting 7:00PM
2045 S. 216th Street - Des Moines, WA 98198
Call for More Details: 206-878-1642



Des Moines Legacy Foundation Annual LEGACY Award
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation board of directors is now accepting applications for their 2018 LEGACY Award winner. to receive the foundation's inaugural LEGACY Award. The award is in the form of a glass flame, signifying the positive force of an outstanding community volunteer in changing the needs of our community through selfless leadership through parks, recreation and senior services.

Nomination Form and Full Details >>



18th Annual Bayside Brunch


Disco Fever Rocked Des Moines!
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation's 18th annual Bayside Brunch was a rockin' good time on Sunday, November 5th at Anthony's Homeport in Des Moines. Revenue from tickets, raffles, auctions and buttons raised $1,000's for Des Moines and Normandy Park senior programs and services and for recreation scholarships for low income youth. We could not be "Stayin' Alive" without our generous sponsors!

See Full Event Details and Photos >>





Des Moines Legacy Foundation Launches a Citywide Playground Project Community Campaign
The Des Moines Citywide Playground Project approved by City Council in March of this year will provide the designs to repair and replace play structures at seven of Des Moines Parks and to create a new play area at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park. This action is the first of many steps that will be taken within the next three years to restore City's aging park play areas.

Playground Challenges
The play equipment located at Cecil Powell Neighborhood Park was removed due to safety concerns in 2013 and the neighborhood has asked for the equipment to be replaced. The removal of play equipment at Kiddie Park, Westwood Park and Wooton Park is also eminent, likely within the next year or two. And, there is strong community support for play areas to be installed at Des Moines Beach Park where the play area was removed over a decade ago due to flooding and infrastructure repairs and at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park where a play area has not been installed due to lack of funding. The City's challenge is the lack of funding resources to make the necessary improvements.





BAYSIDE BRUNCH at Anthony's HomePort
You worked hard, you were dedicated, you got up early, you laughed and made everyone around you feel special, you set a happy tone to a special day.

YOU RAISED $13,250 FOR DES MOINES/NORMANDY PARK SENIOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES - AND - $13,546 FOR RECREATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LOW INCOME YOUTH!!

THANK YOU BAYSIDE BRUNCH 2016 MARGARITAVILLE VOLUNTEERS from - "The Oklahoma Twister"


Projects Supported by Des Moines Legacy Foundation


Des Moines Garden Projects
Des Moines Garden Projects
Sonju Community Orchard and Garden, opened in 2010, is a gathering spot for gardeners, elementary school kids, and our whole neighborhood. The garden offers annual p-patch rentals and grows food for the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Stop by and enjoy our garden paradise patch!
Des Moines Art Commision
Des Moines Art Commision
The mission of the Des Moines Arts Commission is to provide leadership in establishing cultural opportunities to improve the quality of life, enhance the aesthetic environment and to promote Des Moines as a center for great arts.



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