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Wildflower Walk

Sunday, April 19 1:00 PM

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  • City Council Workshop

    Apr 20, 7:30 AM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 20, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Apr 28, 5:00 PM

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    May 04, 4:30 PM

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    May 06, 5:00 PM

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April 19, 2015 - April 26, 2015

  • Aquatics Registration Now Open
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 8:00:00 AM - Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:59:00 PM

  • What:

    Start planning your summer now, by signing up for swimming lessons and purchasing your season pool passes online beginning April 1.

    Just as in previous years, swim lesson class sizes are restricted and registration is first come first served. We have four sessions for swim lessons; in order to get your preferred class, dates and/or times, go online and sign up starting April 1 at 8:00 a.m.

    Classes included during the four sessions are:
    • Baby/Infant and Me
    • Preschool Swim
    • Learn to Swim Levels 1-5
    • Adult Swimming Lessons.

    We also offer Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. Visit our website to view session dates, times and class descriptions.

    New in 2014, season pool passes can be purchased online beginning April 1 and throughout the summer season. During the month of April you can purchase your season passes at a discounted Early Bird price.

  • Contact:

    www.dmparks.org

  • Bags League Registration
  • When:

    Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 7:00:00 PM - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:59:00 PM

  • What:

    The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot, located at the 210 Water St. at the corner of Court Ave., across from the Polk County Treasurers Office. The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages.

    Teams of two adults (18 and older) compete on Wednesday or Thursday nights beginning June 10. Match times range from 5:30-8 p.m. and will be determined after all of the teams have been finalized. Cost is $35 per team.

  • Contact:

    dmsports@dmgov.org

  • Summer Tennis Registration
  • When:

    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00:00 AM - Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • What:

    Tennis is back for players of all ages, starting in early June.

    This summer’s programs include:
    Quickstart Tennis 1 for children between the ages of 5-7
    Quickstart Tennis 2 for children between the ages 8-10
    Youth tennis for kids ages 11-18
    Adult tennis (minimum of five participants needed for each session)

    Register today!

  • Contact:

    parks@dmgov.org

  • Wildflower Walk
  • When:

    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Grandview Park

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is offering a walk on the new Grandview Nature Trail. The focus of the hike will be looking for the woodland wildflowers of spring and taking pictures of them. Wear good walking shoes and bring your camera if you have one. No registration required.

    Meet at the wading pool area located at the corner of Easton and East 33rd St.

  • Contact:

    parksEE@dmgov.org

  • Birding Basics
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM

  • What:

    Get to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
    Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.

  • Contact:

    Joel VanRoekel

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