dsm4kids Business Directory

The Directory

Kid friendly businesses, organizations and services in the Des Moines area.

Whether you live in Ankeny, Altoona, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines or beyond, find the local resources your family needs in in the dsm4kids Directory!

While all submissions are considered, inclusion in the Directory is based on relevance. Businesses or organizations outside of Central Iowa or primarily geared toward adults may not be listed.

If you are a business or organization and would like to submit a directory listing, please click on Submit Business Listing.

dsm4kids wants to help you find the best activities for your family. Sign up for our Weekend Fun Guide to be sure you don’t miss a thing!


Sort By: Business Name
Business Description:

Academy of Martial Arts has been offering instruction and training in Tae Kwon Do since 2004 & Hapkido in 2006.

Located in Ankeny, IA.

The Academy of Martial Arts Systems brings together the energy of the mind and the body. Our program is especially beneficial to children and is designed to enable a child to focus and concentrate on achieving worthwhile goals and to meet life’s challenges with total confidence. Our objective is to provide a fun-filled and positive learning environment for all our young students that will enhance the development of basic good habits such as paying attention, following directions, cooperating with others, respect for self and others, self-control, and self-discipline.

Phone Number: 515-314-0298
Business Description:

Aquatic Center in Altoona, IA.  Offers outdoor swim lessons, parties and events, and facility rental opportunities.

OPENING  Day: June 3rd 2015

CLOSING  Day: August 23rd 2015

Address: 1200 Venbury Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
Phone Number: (515) 967-6988
Business Genre: , , , ,
Business Description:

Welcome to Ankeny Community Schools' Community Education Department.  Here you will find information about courses that are available to all community members, community outreach programs, and rental of district facilities. Serving all ages with lifelong learning.

Address: 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189
Phone Number: (515) 965-9600
Business Genre:
Business Description:

Little league baseball in Ankeny.

Address: PO Box 165, Ankeny, IA
Business Tags:
Business Description:

Aqua-Tots Swim School is now teaching swim lessons in West Des Moines, IA. We’re located in the Jordan Creek Town Center directly North of the Costco on Mills Civic Parkway. Our Swim School serves the entire Des Moines, IA area.

The Aqua-Tots Des Moines Swim Center offers a year round, monthly tuition based swim program. Once registered, your child will be enrolled in swim lessons unless we receive notice indicating otherwise.

Address: 7125 Mills Civic Parkway West Des Moines, IA - Iowa 50266
Phone Number: (515) 612-9400
Business Tags: ,
Business Description:

Archery Field & Sports (AFS) has a 40-yard Indoor paper target and 3D Range, along with a 20-target outdoor 3-D range for you to enjoy...including an Olympic Range!

Our FULL-SERVICE RETAIL PRO-SHOP has the latest in bows and other archery equipment and accessories.  Whether you are looking for hunting equipment, archery supplies, clothing, or black powder supplies, Archery Field & Sports has all you need for the greatest outdoor experiences!

AFS has also expanded their Paintball department, including an SUP Air 100-yard enclosed outdoor field!!

Address: 3725 E 56th St, Altoona, IA 50009
Phone Number: (515) 265-6500
Business Description:

Swimming Pool managed by Des Moines Parks and Recreation.  Offers swim lessons, events, and facility rental.

Mon – Sat 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open Wed, June 3 thru Sun, Aug 23

Address: 101 SW 45th Street
Phone Number: (515) 243-3567
Business Description:

Trails for hiking, biking & snowmobiling plus swimming, boating & fishing on the lake; no camping.

Address: 8794 NW 125th Ave, Polk City, IA 50226
Phone Number: (515) 984-6473
Business Description:

Birdland is one of the biggest multi-functional parks in Des Moines. This park is a great place to host any occasion or to take your boat out for a spin. The off street parking and accessible playground make this park easy to access and utilize

Park Amenities:

picnic tables
open air shelter
enclosed shelter

Marina Amenities:

boat ramp
fuel dock
off street parking
recreation trail

Address: 2100 Saylor Road, Des Moines, IA
Phone Number: (515) 237-1386
Business Description:

Swimming pool managed by Des Moines Parks and Recreation.  Offers outdoor swim lessons, parties and events, and facility rental opportunities.

Mon – Sat 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open Wed, June 3 thru Sun, Aug 23


Address: 300 Holcomb Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone Number: (515) 237-1432
Business Tags: ,