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Gray's Lake Park Activities & Events
Free Fishing Friday

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/01/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 06/01/2018 08:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Free fishing weekend in Iowa is a perfect time for beginners to get introduced to the sport. A license is not required for the weekend and we will be providing bait and supplies for those who don't have any. This activity is free and open to the public.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


carpFEST

Youth

 

Start Date and Time: 06/02/2018 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 06/02/2018 11:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Try your hand at carp fishing and you might win a prize. The Iowa DNR and Izzak Walton League are partnering with Des Moines Parks and Recreation for this event. If you are new to Carp fishing, we will have bait and gear on hand and instructions to get you started. Carp caught may be kept by the fisherman or donated onsite to the wildlife rehabilitation organization S.O.A.R. No fee and all ages welcome.

 

Joel Van Roekel
JMVanRoekel@dmgov.org

 


 


Yoga in the Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/02/2018 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 06/02/2018 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - SE Corner

Grab your Yoga mat and relax with us to the tunes of birds singing and a gentle breeze. It doesn’t matter if this is your first time or your 101st time Yoga will make you feel so much better than before you came to class. Start your weekend off in a positive healthy way, let your worries go and just breathe, Namaste.

 

Anyone under 16 years old must have an adult present to participate

Barb Baker
515-248-6330

 


 


Stand-Up Paddleboard Introduction Class

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/03/2018 12:00 PM

End Date and Time: 06/03/2018 04:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

These programs are designed to introduce and expose the participants to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a flat water setting. Topics that will be covered in the course include launching, board control and different paddling strokes. Registration includes equipment and instructions

 

Joel Van Roekel
JMVanRoekel@dmgov.org

 


 


Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult

 

Start Date and Time: 06/14/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 06/14/2018 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Enjoy exploring the wildlife that lives in and around Grays Lake on a Stand up Paddle Board with our Environmental Education Staff. Fees include all the gear and instructions to get you started. Anyone under 16 years old must have an adult present to participate.

 

Joel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369

 

Register here


 


Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/26/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 06/26/2018 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

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 lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the June 26th paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, July 12, July 18, Aug. 9, and Aug. 21. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

 

Joel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Free Flicks - Ghostbusters

Youth, Adult

 

Start Date and Time: 07/05/2018 08:45 PM

End Date and Time: 07/05/2018 11:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

We provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

 

Barb Baker
(515) 248-6330

 


 


iEARTH Camp - 5th and 8th grade

Youth

 

Start Date and Time: 07/09/2018 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 07/13/2018 04:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

These week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities.

 

Joel Van Roekel
jmvanroekel@dmgov.org
(515) 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/12/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/12/2018 07:00 PM

 

Location: Grays Lake Meet next to the beach

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 lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the July 12th paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, June 26, July 18, Aug. 9, and Aug. 21. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

 

Joel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/18/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/18/2018 07:00 PM

 

Location: Grays Lake Meet next to the beach

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 lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the July 18th paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, June 26, July 12, Aug. 9, and Aug. 21. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

 

Joel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Stand-Up Paddleboard Introduction Class

Youth

 

Start Date and Time: 08/01/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/01/2018 08:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

These programs are designed to introduce and expose the participants to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a flat water setting. Topics that will be covered in the course include launching, board control and different paddling strokes. Registration includes equipment and instructions

 

Joel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369

 


 


Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist

Youth

 

Start Date and Time: 08/21/2018 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/21/2018 07:00 PM

 

Location: Grays Lake Meet next to the beach

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 lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the AUGUST 21st paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, June 26, July 12, July 18, and Aug. 9. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

 

Joel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369

 

Register Here