WELCOME TO WAVELAND PARK!
Waveland Park neighborhood is a vibrant and active community in Des Moines, Iowa that has a number of unique architectural and environmental features. The homes within Waveland Park are bungalows and foursquare homes built in the early 1920's and 1930's with pockets of Tudor Revival homes scattered throughout. Our neighborhood, comprised of over 1,500 households, has three schools; Perkins Elementary, Hubbell Elementary, and Theodore Roosevelt High School. Other unique features of the neighborhood include the Drake Observatory, Waveland Park Golf course, and Glendale Cemetery. 50% of our neighborhood is designated as open space. Over 70% is tax exempt.
Waveland Park Neighborhood Association
“THE COMBINATION OF ALL THESE BUSINESSES AND AMENITIES MAKE WAVELAND PARK ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN
The exclusive purpose of the Association is to promote the social welfare of the Waveland Park area through charitable, educational, or recreational activities for the common good and general welfare of the people of the community.
A LOOK AT
The Waveland Park Neighborhood Association was founded in 1992 by a group of residents who shared a common interest to keep the neighborhood a desirable place to live. Paul Johnson organized and hosted the first meeting on October 16, 1991 along with his wife Marion, Larry Johnston, Mark Johnson, Jim Kelley, A. Jane Roberts and Jon Vasey. Just a few months later, the Association was formed and members were recruited. Thirty+ years later in 2024, the Waveland Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA) is still going strong. We've completed a majority of goals in our Neighborhood Plan and have since then become one of the City of Des Moines' Chartered neighborhoods. We've also received a number of City and Resource provider awards and our membership of individual, household and businesses is expanding. As we look towards the future, we will create more social/community events, educate our neighborhood on what's happening in the city, ensure safety, improve the WPNA brand, and advocate for needs with city officials.
The Association's primary goal is to work together to enhance and maintain the quality of life in the Waveland Park Area; guided by the Association's Board, purpose, and bylaws. We meet the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The location varies so please check our Facebook page before each meeting. The WPNA's work could not be done without a significant number of committed group of volunteers - currently over 75+ neighbors, family members, colleagues, and business owners. They are the people that make what the Association accomplishes possible.
WHO WE ARE &
WHAT WE DO
P.O. BOX 30112 DES MOINES, IA 50310