Nov 4, 2021 - Food and Drink
Des Moines' food truck revolution
A photo of a food truck.
The Sook's Korean Kitchen truck. Photo courtesy of Sook's Korean Kitchen

Food trucks will be allowed at Riverview and Evelyn K. Davis parks next year under a Des Moines Parks and Recreation proposal.

  • They'll be the first in Des Moines' 76-park system to regularly allow the vendors.

State of play: Des Moines' food truck scene has grown since the city approved a pilot project in 2015 that allowed them to operate legally in a few designated spots.

Be smart: Parks officials considered parking availably, nearby food options, restroom facilities and other factors in weighing which parks to allow vendors.

  • Gray's Lake Park is the busiest in the city system, but it also has its own municipal facility where some refreshments are sold.

What's next: The Parks and Recreation Board will consider approval later this month.

  • The proposed new rules are expected to go before City Council in December, Parks director Ben Page said.
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