Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
01/28/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
01/29/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
01/30/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/03/2015 07:00 PMSnow Moon Snowshoe HikeExperience a winter full moon from a set of snowshoes. Take a walk with us through the park on a set of snowshoes to enjoy our parks during a winter evening. It is fun and easy to do.

This program will be held at Grandview Park Enclosed Shelter on February 3, 2015 starting at 7:00 p.m. so dress for the weather. Cost is only $5 per person and the registration fee includes snowshoe rental. If there no snow, there will still be a walking hike.

Registration is open until 12:00 p.m. on February 3
More Info and RegistrationGrandview Park Enclosed Shelter
02/03/2015 07:00 PMSnow Moon Snowshoe HikeExperience a winter full moon from a set of snowshoes. Take a walk with us through the park on a set of snowshoes and enjoy Grandview Park on a Snow Moon winter evening. It is fun and easy to do, if you can walk you can snowshoe. This program will meet at the Grandview Park Enclosed Shelter on February 3, 2015 starting at 7:00 pm. so dress for the weather. Registration includes snowshoe rental. Sign up at www.dmparks.org. If there no snow, there will still be a walking hike.RegisterGrandview Park Enclosed Shelter
02/04/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/05/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/05/2015 03:45 PMWinter Birds, After School Enrichment Series 1 of 4Part 1 of 4. We will start off inside learning about birds, migration and birdfeeders. Everyone will make a simple bird feeder of their own to take home with them. The last portion of the class will be a hike outside looking for the birds that live in Greenwood Park in the winter. Come prepared to take a winter hike. Parents are welcome to stay for the class. Register online.RegisterGreenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter House
02/06/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/06/2015 12:00 PMSnow Shoeing in the Sculpture Park #2This will be the 2nd of 2 stomps in the Sculpture Park. We will gear up with snowshoes and basic directions, then start stomping. We will stomp with Jill Featherstone, Des Moines Art Center Director of Education, to several different sculptures than the first stomp including the Haring and Nara. Jill will give everyone information about the sculptures and their creators and then when we return to the starting point, there will be hot chocolate available to finish the event. If you can walk you can snowshoe! Register online by Noon on February 6. Cost is $5 per person which includes your snow shoe rental.Sign Up Now!Pappajohn Sculpture Park
02/07/2015 06:30 PMFather Daughter DanceDads are invited to bring their daughter(s) to our annual Father Daughter Dance being held at the Science Center of Iowa, 401 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities and exhibits at the Science Center for fathers and their daughter(s). A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fountain station will be present for couples to enjoy. Dads don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity with your daughter(s) by attending our annual Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department along with Friends of Des Moines Parks and Boesen The Florist. Dads can be anyone who is a father figure to a young girl: dad, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin or male role model.
$20 per couple and $5 per additional daughter.
Tickets go onsale January 5 at www.dmparks.org
Event InformationScience Center of Iowa
02/11/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/12/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/12/2015 03:45 PMSnowshoeing, After School Enrichment Series 2 of 4 Designed for kids grades K-3, We will start indoors learning about snow and snowshoes. Everyone will make their own special snowflake to take home with them and the last part of the class will be outside stomping Greenwood Park wearing snowshoes. If there is no snow on the ground we will try on the snowshoes and have some fun. Register online at www.dmgov.org. Parents are welcome to stay for the class but will need to contact me if they want to join in the snowshoeing.   
02/13/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/14/2015 10:00 AMBald Eagle DayDes Moines Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Iowa Department of Natural Resource and Fellowship Baptist Church on February 14th to host Bald Eagle Day on the SE 6th Street Bridge. Activities include viewing eagles using the SE 6th Street Bridge and viewing a replica nest, presentations from local experts inside the church. SE 6th Street Bridge and Fellowship Baptist Church
02/17/2015 06:30 PMOwls in the CityOwls live right here in Des Moines but you do not get to see them easily. We will discuss the different kinds of owls that call Iowa and Des Moines home, meet a live owl and even learn how to hoot like a Barred Owl. After the indoor portion of the program we will put on hats and gloves and take a short walk in the park in search of live wild owls. Come prepared for the weather and dark conditions.   
02/18/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/19/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/19/2015 03:45 PMHibernation, After School Enrichment Series 3 of 4We will start indoors learning about Iowa animals in winter and how they survive. We will talk about hibernation and ways wild animals deal with cold weather and snow. Everyone will make their own craft experiment to take home and share. The last part of the class will be outside stomping Greenwood Park looking for signs of animals that live in the park. Be prepared to go on an outside hike.   
02/20/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/25/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/26/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/26/2015 03:45 PMAnimal Tracks, After School Enrichment Series 4 of 4Designed for kids grades K-3, we will start indoors learning about animal tracks and what they can tell us about the animals that made them. We will work as a group to decipher a mystery and everyone will create some tracks of their own. The last part of the class will be outside hiking Greenwood Park looking for the tracks of animals that might live there. Be prepared to go outside. RegisterGreenwood Park
02/27/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/04/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/05/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/06/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/11/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/12/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/13/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/18/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/19/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/20/2015 09:00 AMLifeguard TrainingLifeguard Training
Lincoln High School swimming pool (2600 SW 9th Street)
March 20, 21 and 22
9am-5pm each day
$100 per participants, includes Lifeguard Training manual
Minimum age by the first day of the course: 15 years
Minimum participants: 6 people, class will be cancelled and money refunded if we do not have a minimum of 6 people register.

Participants are trained in knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Must have the ability to swim 300 yards. Participants are expected to have classroom and in water participation every day.
Register online 
03/20/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/25/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/26/2015 09:00 AMBanana SplitsThis program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/27/2015 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolThis program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost is $2.50 per child
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center