Gray's Lake Park Activities & Events
Kite Fest

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 05/17/2014 02:00 PM

End Date and Time: 05/17/2014 04:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

From loop-de-loops to daring dives, you can become a flying ace and take to the skies when you pilot your kite at Kite Festival. Get ready for an afternoon of top flight fun. Avid kite flyers Jim Taylor and James Patton will display several unique kites, educate participants about how to fly a kite, provide a flying demonstration and share kite tips, secrets and techniques sure to make your kite fly high. Your $5 gets you a kite and flying instruction, you make your own kite with a little help from the experts.

When the wind whips, take a break and listen to kite stories at 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

All ages welcome, register online by May 13

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org
248-6330

 

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Carp Fishing Tournament

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 05/31/2014 08:00 AM

End Date and Time: 05/31/2014 12:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Once again the Des Moines Ikes and Des Moines Parks and Recreation will host a Carp Fishing Tournament at Gray’s Lake. Registration will start at 8:00am at the beach and the competition will start at 9:00am and end at noon. Prizes will be given for the longest Carp (or Buffalo) caught by an adult and a similar prize for a child 12 or under. Valid fishing licenses will be required for participants who are 16 or older. Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be available for those who need equipment. Ikes will be available to fish along side those who are new to carp fishing. The Ikes will “chum” in advance of the event to attract carp and buffalo to the north shore. The Ikes are planning to have Northern Lights pizza and drinks available.

 

Joel VanRoekel
jmvanroekel@dmgov.org
283-4294

 


 


Zumba by the Lake

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/07/2014 08:15 AM

End Date and Time: 06/28/2014 09:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Participants are invited to participate in Zumba by the Lake before Yoga in the Park every Saturday in June.

This 45 minute dance fitness program will start at 8:15 a.m. Please remember to bring shoes that provide solid support for Zumba.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Click the link below for a full list of instructors

 

Brian Funk
bafunk@dmgov.org
237-1456

 

More Info


 


Yoga in the Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/07/2014 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/27/2014 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Yoga in the Park, presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Unity Point Health - Des Moines is back again for another summer. We invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake this summer. The class will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and will be held every Saturday beginning June 7 through September 27.

Local volunteer instructors lead each session, which means you’ll have a different yoga experience each week! You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up and be ready to relax, release and enjoy.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Click the link below for a complete list of instructors

 

Brian Funk
bafunk@dmgov.org
237-1456

 

More Info


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/13/2014 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 06/13/2014 11:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Participants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

 

Tim Smith
tasmith@dmgov.org
248-6314

 


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/12/2014 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/12/2014 11:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Participants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

 

Tim Smith
tasmith@dmgov.org
248-6314

 


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/10/2014 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/10/2014 11:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Participants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

 

Tim Smith
tasmith@dmgov.org
248-6314

 


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/09/2014 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 09/09/2014 11:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Participants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

 

Tim Smith
tasmith@dmgov.org
248-6314