Safe Summer Kick-Off

Thursday, May 28 5:00 PM

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Park and Recreation - Calendar of Activities, Events & Meetings

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May 28, 2015 - June 04, 2015

  • Swim Lesson Registration
  • When:

    Friday, May 01, 2015 at 8:00:00 AM - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • What:

    We have 4 sessions for swim lessons. During those sessions we offer Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 and Adult Swimming Lessons (Session 3 ONLY).

    Class descriptions can be found by clicking the link below.

    Session 1: June 15-25
    Session 2: July 6-10
    Session 3: July 13-17
    Session 4: July 20-30

    Please register for your session at least 72 hours in advance.

  • Contact:

    Robin Leaper at

  • Ultimate Frisbee Registration
  • When:

    Monday, May 04, 2015 at 8:00:00 AM - Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • What:

    New this fall, Des Moines Parks and Recreation will offer
    an Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee league at Cownie Soccer
    Team and individual registration will be open from May 4 - July 31 for those 18 years and older. Individual sign up is $25, while team sign up is $375 (up to 16 people). League
    play will begin August 12th and conclude November 5th. A post-season tournament will follow regular season play.

  • Contact:

    Jason Thraen at

  • Summer Music Camp Registration
  • When:

    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:00:00 PM - Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Rails Academy, 1000 Porter Avenue

  • What:

    The Des Moines Music Coalition, in partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, presents an exceptional opportunity for middle-school students (ages 11-15) to meet new friends and have an educational and fun music experience: Register for Rock and Roll or Hip-Hop Camp today!

    Pop/Rock Camp
    June 15-18 9:00am-Noon
    June 22-25 9:00am-Noon

    Hip-Hop Camp
    July 13-16 9:00am-Noon
    July 20-23 9:00am-Noon

    Performance rehearsals for both camps will be July 24 at RAILS Academy, with a performance at Simon Estes amphitheater on July 25.

    Cost is $40 per student, per camp, per one week session.

  • Contact:

    Nate Osmundson,

  • First Tee Summer Certification Registration
  • When:

    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00:00 PM - Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 11:59:00 PM

  • Where:

    A.H. Blank, Bright Grandview, or Waveland golf courses

  • What:

    The First Tee of Greater Des Moines conducts outdoor and indoor instruction sessions through our certification program June - August.
    Golfers are grouped by age and experience level. Golf equipment (starter set of clubs with bag) is provided, if needed, as long as supplies last and “scholarships” are available to help cover program costs. Following the sessions, participants will take part in the certification process. Each lesson covers:
    •Life Skills
    •Rules and Etiquette
    •Full Swing
    •Short Game

    The fee for the summer program is $75/person. Reduced or no-cost fees are available for those who qualify.

  • Contact:

    Jim Ballard

  • Safe Summer Kick-Off
  • When:

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Evelyn K. Davis Park - 1400 Forest Avenue

  • What:

    Join us as we kick off the summer at the Evelyn K. Davis park with an evening of events and food. Tie-dying shirts, granny basketball game, dinner, and face painting will be available for you to enjoy, and we will have information about our upcoming park programs!

  • Contact:

    Aaron Hughes at

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