Sitting on the western edge of the Des Moines Metro area, Clive offers a lot of trails, excellent shops, gourmet restaurants and activities for people of all ages. During the summer be sure to add the Clive Running Festival and Clive Fest
to your calendar. The Clive Running Festival is a festival for runners of all ages and abilities that features a 5K, 10K, mile run and tadpole trot. Just around the corner from the Running Festival is Clive Fest, ranked one of the best community festivals in the Des Moines Metro area. Each year, Clive Fest features a schedule packed with activities for both kids and adults to provide a well rounded event for the entire Clive community.
The Clive Running Festival and Clive Fest aren't the only things going on in Clive throughout the year. Every day of the week, you can find fun events, music and activities in and around Clive to keep you busy! For the running enthusiast, cycling devotee or quiet stroller, Clive provides multiple access points to the Greenbelt trail. A part of the Central Iowa Trails network, this 11-mile trail connects to other trail systems that lead you throughout the Des Moines metro area and further so it's the perfect community for active families. When the weather gets hot, head over to the Clive Aquatics Center
where you can shoot down water slides, lounge in lazy river or work those arms in the lap lanes. The Clive Aquatics Center also offers Swim-n-Show Fridays, where you can enjoy fun in pool and then watch a movie under the stars, as well as the Pooch Plunge, where your four-legged friend can join you for a day at the pool! Just a short drive from Clive you can find all of Des Moines' big city amenities.