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Gray's Lake Park Activities & Events
Butterfly Garden Plant.Grow.Fly

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 05/21/2016 10:00 AM

End Date and Time: 05/21/2016 12:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Terrace

Des Moines Parks and Recreation is helping Monarch butterflies and pollinators in our city parks and you can help too. On Saturday May 21st at 10 am to Noon, Parks and Recreation will host a Plant.Grow.Fly event at the Gray’s Lake Terraces. Sign up to be part of the program and not only will you help create the new Butterfly Garden at Gray’s Lake but you will make a butterfly friendly planter to take home with you on the same day. The first part of the program will involve learning about what pollinators need so they can survive and why they are so important to people. Second, participants will decorate and fill a flower pot they design to help support pollinators and they will take it home with them. The last part of the program will actually be planting native Iowa species of plants in a new butterfly garden. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and do a little work to help out Monarchs and pollinators. Registration for this event is limited and the fee is $10 per take home planter created.

 

Joel Van Roekel 515 248 6369

 

Register Here


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 05/21/2016 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 05/21/2016 10:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Take a relaxing float under the stars! All non-gas powered boats are welcome to join us. If you don't have a boat, the Gray's Lake concession stand offers rentals of canoes, hydro bikes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-serve basis for $6 per half hour. No reservations are allowed. Lights are provided free of charge with rental boats. Participating boats must have a flashlight.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


Yoga at Gray's Lake

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/04/2016 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 06/25/2016 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at a variety of Des Moines Parks.


We’re shaking it up this season and taking Saturday Yoga on the road. The season starts on June 4 at Grey’s Lake on the southeast lawn, and in July classes will move north to enjoy the beauty of Union Park by the Rocket Slide. In August, guests will have the opportunity to admire the art work up close when sessions move to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park downtown, and the season will end in September back at Grey’s Lake southeast lawn. Join us every Saturday, June 4 through September 26, for free outdoor yoga classes from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. 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 ready to relax, release and enjoy.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is canceled. If nothing has been posted, please assume classes will take place. Please continue to check our website, Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

 

Therese Herold
THerold@dmgov.org
515-237-1456

 

Instructor List Here


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/20/2016 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 06/20/2016 10:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Take a relaxing float under the stars! All non-gas powered boats are welcome to join us. If you don't have a boat, the Gray's Lake concession stand offers rentals of canoes, hydro bikes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-serve basis for $6 per half hour. No reservations are allowed. Lights are provided free of charge with rental boats. Participating boats must have a flashlight.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


Scheels Demo Day

Youth

 

Start Date and Time: 06/26/2016 12:00 PM

End Date and Time: 06/26/2016 04:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Have you ever wanted to take a stand up paddleboard or kayak for a spin? On Sunday, June 26 from 12 pm to 4 pm in partnership with Scheels All Sports, we will host a Demo Day at Gray’s Lake Park.

This event is free and open to the public and will allow attendees to check out what it’s like to glide across the lake in a paddleboard or a kayak. Participants must sign a waiver and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No pre-registration is required. Food will be provided.

 

 


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/19/2016 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/19/2016 10:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Take a relaxing float under the stars! All non-gas powered boats are welcome to join us. If you don't have a boat, the Gray's Lake concession stand offers rentals of canoes, hydro bikes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-serve basis for $6 per half hour. No reservations are allowed. Lights are provided free of charge with rental boats. Participating boats must have a flashlight.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/18/2016 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/18/2016 10:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Take a relaxing float under the stars! All non-gas powered boats are welcome to join us. If you don't have a boat, the Gray's Lake concession stand offers rentals of canoes, hydro bikes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-serve basis for $6 per half hour. No reservations are allowed. Lights are provided free of charge with rental boats. Participating boats must have a flashlight.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


Yoga at Gray's Lake

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/03/2016 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 10/20/2035 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at a variety of Des Moines Parks.


We’re shaking it up this season and taking Saturday Yoga on the road. The season starts on June 4 at Grey’s Lake on the southeast lawn, and in July classes will move north to enjoy the beauty of Union Park by the Rocket Slide. In August, guests will have the opportunity to admire the art work up close when sessions move to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park downtown, and the season will end in September back at Grey’s Lake southeast lawn. Join us every Saturday, June 4 through September 26, for free outdoor yoga classes from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. 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 ready to relax, release and enjoy.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is cancelled. If nothing has been posted, please assume classes will take place. Please continue to check our website, Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

 

Therese Herold
THerold@dmparks.gov
515-237-1456

 

Instructor List Here