Valley Community Center has welcomed thousands of guests and continues to work toward serving and cultivating relationships with the community.

We seek to create good will in the community through good works and partnership, to reach diverse groups, and ultimately to impact as many as possible in the Des Moines area. The 29,000-square-foot facility on a 35-acre campus allows us to accommodate a number of activities and programs for kids and adults of all ages.

A hub for partnerships doing good for the community, with the community.

These partnerships encourage community betterment throughout greater Des Moines in these four areas:

Service

Promoting volunteerism as a way of life.

Relationships

Building healthy families and friendships.

Compassion

Meeting needs of the unserved and underserved.

Wellness

Equipping people to grow strong in body, mind, and spirit.

A Look Inside

Maplenol Café

Maplenol Café accommodates up to 150 people and features a large stone fireplace and free Wi-Fi. Various hot and cold drinks are available, as well as several daily soup selections. The cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm with beverage service from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

The Hideaway

The Hideaway area provides a casual meeting space for up to 15 people with large couches and several flat screen TVs, which can be used for DVD viewing or laptop presentations.

Conference Room

A private conference room is available adjacent to the Maplenol Café. Seating for up to 35 is provided in either theater or conference style.

Play Area

The Play Area is a glass-enclosed children’s play area near the cafe. This space provides fun and engaging equipment for kids from toddlers to age 7, as well as seating for adults. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm. Adults can sit outside the play area and have a coffee with friends and watch their children play.

Event Hall

The Event Hall is a 15,000 square-foot area with several venue options. It can be a carpeted venue for large groups of up to 1,200 arranged in either theater or banquet seating, or a maple-floored gym space with two regulation-sized basketball courts or up to four volleyball courts.

Playground

The Valley Community Center Inclusive Playground, “Eric’s Place” was designed with children of all ages and abilities in mind. It offers a swing and merry-go-round that children in a wheelchair can enjoy to the fullest. The play equipment has a double wide ramp, which allows room for children to run and play, and several types of slides.

Outdoor Course

The challenging 2+ mile cyclocross course is a fun place to bike or to enjoy a unique walking experience.

Global Greens Farm

Global Greens Farm is a 6.5 acre training farm for refugees who were formerly farmers. Through this partnership with LSI, hundreds of refugees have gained access to land, learned about U.S. agriculture, and started their own businesses.

Community Center Staff

Jeremy Dyvig

Director of Community Bridges

Lisa Lewis

Associate Director of Community Bridges

Travis Wentworth

Community Bridges Program Coordinator

Richard Pierce

Community Bridges Associate

Aleena Korell

Administrative Assistant

Chris Yates

Cafe Assistant

Phone:

515.327.6000

Address:

4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA  50265

Hours:

Open to the Public Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm
Cafe Service Monday through Friday 8:30am to 3pm
Play Area Open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm

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