Leisure Services has been the primary source of recreation and leisure programming in the greater Des Moines area for people with disabilities since 1954.  Link Associates is the only provider of comprehensive, year round, community-based adult leisure programs and services are based on the philosophy that constructive use of leisure time promotes healthy human development.  Experiences are strengthened by our use of community resources and our promotion of integrated activities.  The program employs Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists to design, implement, and supervise program options for participants as well as a corps of volunteers to assist participants in programs/activities. 

The mission statement of Leisure Services is:
"Providing opportunities to individuals with disabilities for the development of an independent and healthy lifestyle through leisure and recreation."

To learn more about specific programs and calendars of events, click the links below.  

You can also follow Leisure Services on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.   

Summer 2017 Brochure

Summer 2017 Registration

Summer 2017 Calendar


Special Olympics updates:

Summer Games for Bocce and Soccer will be May 25th in Ames.

Summer Games for Swimming & Track/Field athletes that received a blue ribbon at Spring Games is on May 26th in Ames.

Contact the Leisure Department for more information regarding your playing times.  515-262-8888


Special Olympics Information