Sitting on the western edge of the Des Moines Metro area, Clive offers 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.
Clive is home to the Greenbelt trail, which is perfect for both runners and walkers. It's part of the Central Iowa Trails network, an 11-mile trail that connects to other trail systems that lead you throughout the Des Moines metro area and farther. When the weather gets hot, head over to the Clive Aquatics Center where you can shoot down water slides, lounge in lazy river or exercise in the lap lanes. The Clive Aquatics Center also has 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!
For additional information on events around Clive, as well as business and living information, check out Clive's city website.