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Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
10/08/2016 10:00 AMPrairie PickExplore the prairie areas Des Moines Parks and Recreation has created using native Iowa species of plants. Participants will learn about some of the plants, walk into the prairie and help harvest seeds. We will look for native plant seeds that can be used for future plantings.

Butterfly nets and tags will also be available to catch, tag and release any Monarch butterflies we find.
 Gray's Lake Beach
10/17/2016 05:30 PMPrairie PickExplore the prairie areas Des Moines Parks and Recreation has created using native Iowa species of plants. Participants will learn about some of the plants, walk into the prairie and help harvest seeds. We will look for native plant seeds that can be used for future plantings.

Butterfly nets and tags will also be available to catch, tag and release any Monarch butterflies we find.
 Ewing Park Barn
10/22/2016 09:00 AMSuperhero 5K and Kids Fun RunThe Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run will definitely bring out your inner superhero! Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite action hero or princess costume. Finishers receive a custom superhero medal. Special guests will once again be the Iowa League of Heroes.

Race Registration Fees:
• Superhero 5K (All Ages): $25
• Kids Fun Run (Ages 3-12): $10

Times
• 5K Start - 9:00 a.m.
• Kids Fun Run Start - 10:00 a.m.

Kids Fun Run Distances
• Ages 3-4 100 yard dash
• Ages 5-6 1/8 Mile
• Ages 7-8 1/4 Mile
• Ages 9-12 1/2 Mile

Awards
• Best Costume: Individual
• Best Costume: Child (ages 12 and under)
• Best Costume: Group/Family


RegistrationThe Riverwalk Hub (215 Water Street)