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Gray's Lake Park Activities & Events
Stand Up Paddle with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/24/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/24/2017 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Peninsula

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for a Stand Up Paddle on Grays Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how if functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search for wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. There are several dates and times to choose from. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10, new paddlers welcome.

Age: New SUP Paddlers welcome, under 12 years old need to have a guardian present

Limit: 8

 

Joel Van Roekel 515 248-6369

 

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Access To Gray’s Lake Park Affected During Des Moines Escape Triathlon

 

Start Date and Time: 08/30/2017 08:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/03/2017 08:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Des Moines Parks and Recreation announces that access to portions of Gray’s Lake Park will be restricted due to activities related to the Des Moines Triathlon events held on September 3. The schedule of those parking lots and other affected facilities/events are listed below.

• Southwest Parking Lot
– Closed Sunday, September 3 from 4 a.m.-2 p.m.
– Concession stand will remain open but no rentals allowed during events
• Southeast Parking Lot
– Closed Wednesday, August 30 8 a.m. - Sunday, September 3 8 p.m.
• Northwest Parking Lot
– Closed Sunday, September 3 from 4 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Beach Parking Lot
– Closed Saturday, September 2 8 a.m.-Sunday, September 3 12 p.m.
• Trails impacted during events:
o Kruidenier and Meredith Trails closed Sunday, September 3 from 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
• Yoga in the Park will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer Park on Saturday, September 2.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 

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Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/09/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/09/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Drew Maifeld.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

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Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/16/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/16/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Lynn Marie Nelson.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

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Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/23/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/23/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Robin Bourjaily.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

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Monarch Tagging

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/23/2017 01:00 PM

End Date and Time: 09/23/2017 02:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Terrace Area

Throughout this fall the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation will be tagging up to 200 Monarch Butterflies at various parks and you are invited to help. At each event, participants will learn about Monarch butterfly natural history, including how their incredible migration takes them from the Des Moines city parks to the mountains of central Mexico. After a brief discussion and directions, participants will use nets to see if they can catch some Monarchs to be tagged and released. Supplies will be provided, but be prepared to hike in the tall grass while you chase Monarchs.

 

Joel Van Roekel 515 681 2027

 


 


Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/30/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/30/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Rachel Jensen.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

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