The MidAmerican Energy RecPlex is owned and operated by the City of West Des Moines. A number of local sponsors have come together to make this super structure a reality. I am a big proponent of  life-time sports and the new RecPlex in West Des Moines, is a showcase for organized sports, aspiring athletes or anyone just wanting to have fun or stay fit. I should qualify this. The RecPlex is not what we think of as an exercise room or fitness center! It is a multi-purpose sports complex that will translate into fun, fitness and entertainment for Greater Des Moines and surrounding areas..

For I can do anything through him who gives me strength. (NIV) (Philippians 4:13)




Today, October 03, 2021, was the grand opening for this beautiful indoor-outdoor sports complex, located at 6500 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines. Here it is--The MidAmerican RecPlex.


There is no way to describe the immensity-or beauty-of this well designed building complex. Then just when you think you have come to the end, you face an enormous outdoor sports field. This adds up to over 66 acres of fun and games.

The HyVee Fieldhouse will have four hardwood  basketball courts, complete with scoreboards and super sound. There is something for everyone. Pickleball courts and batting cages coming soon.

This 90,000 square ft. multipurpose artificial turf field is overwhelming. It will accomodate football, soccer, baseball and more.

Not one--but two ice arenas! Left: A family affair. Middle: No skates--no problem. Right: Curling is new to me.

Here is the good news! Everyone can play. There is inclusive equipment for children and adults with different ability levels.

Left: This Esports Center is a digital state of the art game room. Right: It is not a matter of "if" sports folks experience injuries--"but when". Don't despair--this well equipped Des Moines University Physical Therapy area will help you get right back in the game.