Gray's Lake Park Activities & Events
Canoeing Basics I

Youth, Adult

 

Start Date and Time: 09/03/2015 06:00 PM

End Date and Time: 09/03/2015 09:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Learn the basics of canoeing while enjoying beautiful Gray's Lake. Instruction centers on basic paddle strokes and safety, and will help the novice canoeist feel at ease on the water. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 10. A participant who is 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. Pre-registration is required at least 72 hours in advance.

 

Tim Smith at tasmith@dmgov.org

 

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Stand-Up Paddleboard

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/10/2015 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 09/10/2015 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park, 2100 Fleur Drive

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for an evening paddle on Gray's Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how it functions and the wildlife that live there. Starting at 5:30 we will paddle in search for wildlife that live in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. There will be two different session to choose from, July 7th and September 10th. Registration for this event is limited to 10 spaces and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $5 and registration is online at www.dmparks.org. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

 

Joel at jmvanroekel@dmgov.org or 515-248-6369.

 


 


Canoeing Basics II

Youth, Adult

 

Start Date and Time: 09/10/2015 06:00 PM

End Date and Time: 09/10/2015 09:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

A "Canoeing Basics I" class is required to take this class. This class briefly revisits the fundamentals of canoeing basics, and then adds more paddling stokes and in-water rescue techniques. Equipment is provided. Dress in swimsuits, shorts, or other suitable clothing for getting wet. Minimum age is 10. A participant who is 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. Pre-registration is required at least 72 hours in advance.

 

Tim Smith at tasmith@dmgov.org

 

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River Canoeing Outing

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/12/2015 08:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/12/2015 02:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park, 2100 Fleur Drive

A "Canoeing Basics I" class is recommended to take this Outing. Some instruction occurs on the river, but the outing is intended to be leisurely and apply previously learned paddling skills. Depending upon water levels, this river trip will be on a local moving flat water river or creek (TBA). Equipment is provided. Dress to get wet (a change of dry clothes is optional). Minimum age is 10. A participant who is 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. All river trips meet at Gray's Lake at 8:00am the day of the event, and may be cancelled or rescheduled by the instructor via phone/email notification (approx. 24-48 hours prior) due to water levels, weather conditions, etc. Pre-Registration required at least 72 hours in advance.

 

www.dmced.org for more information

 

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