The Heart of it All. Scottish Rite Park.
Located in the coveted historical Woodland Heights area, Scottish Rite Park is Des Moines’ premier active retirement community. Surrounded by ten acres of wooded and beautifully landscaped grounds, we sit on one of the highest topographical points overlooking the city. The stunning panoramic views from our 13-story high rise, as well as the close proximity to downtown, keep us interconnected with the heartbeat of Des Moines’ venues, restaurants, and entertainment.
Scottish Rite Park is a nonprofit corporation that is owned and operated by Scottish Rite Park, Incorporated. We have led the way in senior living with nearly 50 years of proven experience. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, we offer continuity of care as a resident’s healthcare needs change. Our services include: independent living, home care services, residential care, memory care as well as short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing- all under one roof. From the warm, friendly ambiance to the helpful staff and finest amenities, life at Scottish Rite Park is simply elegant senior living.
Scottish Rite Park is designed to enrich residents’ lives by offering simply elegant senior living. This retirement community strives to exceed the expectations of those we serve through nutrition, fitness, and socialization by continually evolving into an atmosphere of individuality and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to provide continuing quality care with the utmost compassion giving residents pleasure in calling Scottish Rite Park home.
To provide optimal customer service to the seniors whom we serve. Through its focus on customer service and advances in conveniences and technology, Scottish Rite Park will be the preferred senior living facility in central Iowa.
“My mom and dad, Pauline and Norman Holt, picked SRP as their one and only move because they had numerous friends who already lived there who gave glowing reports on the community, plus they thought it was most important that it had the three “stages” of living- independent, residential, and health care. When my mom eventually needed to move to long-term care, she received such wonderful and loving care. Oh my gosh, there just aren’t enough or good enough words to describe how wonderful everyone was, from the nurses to the CNAs and the food service. I never once worried about the care she was receiving which put me so at ease. We became friends with so many of the residents there, everyone was family.”
– Paula Holt Foster
“Moving to Scottish Rite Park was one of the best decisions we ever made. A great place for socializing- there is always someone willing to talk.”
– Roger & Lois Kriebs
“Our decision to select Scottish Rite Park as our new home was rather easy after visiting other facilities. The first reason was, we could do our new apartment exactly as we wished and have many of the same amenities that we had in our home we were leaving. We gained the fact that we would meet some of the friendliest people in the city of Des Moines and we can be as actively involved as we choose to be. We have access to an indoor walking track, heated pool, hot tub, fully equipped fitness center with a trainer and a fully stocked library to take advantage of! We enjoy having a dining room that is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, which we can share with our guests. There is a completely equipped woodworking shop and always hot coffee all day long. We have found the staff to be very friendly and accomodating; always ready to help and assist in any way they can. There is always something going on or a friendly face to visit with….what a great place to live!”
– Lois McMillen
“After 42 years of living in our home, we moved to Scottish Rite Park and we couldn’t be happier! Everything we want or need is right here. No more snow shoveling, lawn mowing, or home maintenance, plus all of the extras! Julie enjoys the indoor walking track and fitness center. I’m on the Entertainment Committee which keeps us involved with all of our neighbors. We are HOME!”
– Lloyd & Julie Von Hagen
Why we like living at Scottish Rite Park:
1. We were able to customize our living unit to our needs, taste and comfort.
2. So much of what happens here is resident-driven, meaning that we have plenty of opportunity to use our experience, talents and abilities to enhance life for everyone.
3. We have a great administrative staff and lead staff in all departments, plus loyal employees who are happy to be working here. There are many long-tenured employees, some who have been here 25 years or more.
4. We have many activities available, including wellness classes, Tai Chi, bridge, you name it.
5. We have great amenities, from the fine large swimming pool to the movie theater and to the library and workshop.
– George & Janet Hanusa
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
Enhance lives by giving a gift to Scottish Rite Park. Donors may specify their monetary contributions for a particular purpose, or they may choose to designate them to one of the five Good Gifts Funds.
(See brochure for defining each of the 5 Good Gifts Funds)