Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
04/19/2014 08:00 AMMayor's Annual Ride and Run for TrailsOn April 19, join Des Moines Parks and Recreation for the 2014 Mayor’s annual Ride for Trails. In addition to the ride, the Parks and Recreation Department has added a 5k run to the day’s events.

THE RIDE
The 25 mile ride starts at City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive at 10am Saturday, April 19 and will travel through many area neighborhoods before ending back at City Hall. Registration Fees are: $25 per adult before April 1, $30 after April 1, $5 for children ages 5 through 17 years, and children 4 and younger are free. Registration fees include refreshments at the rest stop, sag support and a repair van.

THE RUN
The 5k run will also start at City Hall and the route will highlight downtown trails. Registration Fees are: $25 per adult before April 1, $30 after April 1, $5 for children ages 5 through 17 years, and children 4 and younger are free. The run will begin at 8am, allowing time for participants to enter both the ride and the run for an additional $5. Event shirts will be guaranteed to all participants that register prior to April 2. Zombie Burger meal cards will be given out to the first 700 that register for one of the two events.

RAGBRAI, and The Des Moines Register, will once again continue as co-sponsors of the ride, which helps improve, maintain and highlight Des Moines’s recreational trail system. Mayor T. M. Franklin Cownie will lead the ride assisted by The Register’s own Dream Team.
More Info and to RegisterDes Moines City Hall - 400 Robert D. Ray Drive
04/20/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/20/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/20/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/20/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/21/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/21/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/21/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/21/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/22/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/22/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/22/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/22/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/23/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/23/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/23/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/23/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/23/2014 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGive your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.More InfoGray's Lake Park
04/24/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/24/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/24/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/24/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/25/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/25/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/25/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/25/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/25/2014 11:30 AMEarth Day Trash BashSchedule of Events
11:30 - 1:30 Kick-Off Bash/Team Rally (Capital Square)
Gather your team for food, music, educational team activities and the team introductions. Team will have commute time between
1:00-1:30 to get to their assigned sites. These sites will be given to the captains at the captain's meeting.
1:30 - 5:00 Earth Day Volunteer Projects (Greater Des Moines Metro Area) Safety Talk, project orientation, tools and clean-up time included

Free The Trees
This year's Earth Day Trash Bash falls on Arbor Day. In honor of this the theme is Free The Trees. Our projects are important for enhancing or improving the health of our woodlands, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and beautifying the Metro.

Show Your Commitment
Ready to sign up? The Metro Area is divided into more than 60 volunteer locations. We need the help of 1200 volunteers and hope you'll be one of them. Volunteers must register as a team with a captain by March 28th at noon. Teams will then be assigned to locations. Thanks to our sponsors, each location will have the supplies onsite to complete your project. Captains will receive location assignments at the captain's meeting on Thursday, April 17th. To thank you for your volunteer time you will receive a free Big City Burgers & Greens lunch at our Kick Off Bash at Capital Square on April 25th.
More InfoVarious Sites Throughout the Metro
04/26/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/26/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/26/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/26/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/26/2014 09:00 AMEarth Week Creek Clean-UpGive back, clean-up and enjoy a fun family eco-hunt. City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Westwood Neighborhood Association, Walnut Creek Watershed Association and other concerned citizens invite you on our unique hunt for trash. Help improve our creeks and central Iowa’s water quality! Sign Up by emailing parksvolunteer@dmgov.org or call
248-6339

Check-in & Parking: Pal Joey’s, 6224 Grand Avenue
More InfoPal Joey's - 6224 Grand Ave
04/27/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/27/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/27/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/27/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/28/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/28/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/28/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/28/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/29/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/29/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/29/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/29/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/30/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
04/30/2014 12:00 AMEarly Bird Season PassesIn 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
Get Yours Today! 
04/30/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/30/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
04/30/2014 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGive your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.More InfoGray's Lake Park
05/01/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/01/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/01/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/01/2014 04:00 PMBricks 4 Kidz Spring Building SeriesCo-sponsored by Black Tie Society. Are you ready for some extraordinary fun? Join our Bricks 4 Kidz Building Series for an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new theme each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for 60 minutes of learning, building and playing. Kids have so much fun they hardly know they're learning.

week 1 - Amusement Park: Ferris Wheel
week 2 - Space Adventures: Shuttle and Crawler
week 3 - Transportation Timeline: Dragster
week 4 - Amazing Animals: Monkey

Cost is $39 per child. Participants may be dropped off at 3:45pm. Register online by April 24. Zip code 50317 must register in person at Four Mile Community Center by April 24.
Sign Up Now!Four Mile Community Center
05/02/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/02/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/02/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/03/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/03/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/03/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/04/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/04/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/04/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/05/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/05/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/05/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/05/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/06/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/06/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/06/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/06/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/07/2014 12:00 AMSummer Des Moines Bags League RegistrationRegister now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. 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.Sign Up Now! 
05/07/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/07/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/07/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/07/2014 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGive your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.More InfoGray's Lake Park
05/08/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/08/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/08/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/08/2014 04:00 PMBricks 4 Kidz Spring Building SeriesCo-sponsored by Black Tie Society. Are you ready for some extraordinary fun? Join our Bricks 4 Kidz Building Series for an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new theme each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for 60 minutes of learning, building and playing. Kids have so much fun they hardly know they're learning.

week 1 - Amusement Park: Ferris Wheel
week 2 - Space Adventures: Shuttle and Crawler
week 3 - Transportation Timeline: Dragster
week 4 - Amazing Animals: Monkey

Cost is $39 per child. Participants may be dropped off at 3:45pm. Register online by April 24. Zip code 50317 must register in person at Four Mile Community Center by April 24.
Sign Up Now!Four Mile Community Center
05/08/2014 06:00 PMNative Landscaping SeminarThe Easter Lake Watershed Project, Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Stormwater Utility are working together and will be holding an educational seminar on native landscaping at the Ewing Park Boy Scout Cabin. Learn what you need to know to start incorporating native plants into your landscape and then participate in planting native plugs into a new butterfly area in Ewing Park.Sign Up Now!Ewing Park Boy Scout Cabin
05/09/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/09/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/09/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/10/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/10/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/10/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/11/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/11/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/11/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/12/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/12/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/12/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/13/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/13/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/13/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/14/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/14/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/14/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/14/2014 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGive your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.More InfoGray's Lake Park
05/15/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/15/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/15/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/15/2014 04:00 PMBricks 4 Kidz Spring Building SeriesCo-sponsored by Black Tie Society. Are you ready for some extraordinary fun? Join our Bricks 4 Kidz Building Series for an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new theme each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for 60 minutes of learning, building and playing. Kids have so much fun they hardly know they're learning.

week 1 - Amusement Park: Ferris Wheel
week 2 - Space Adventures: Shuttle and Crawler
week 3 - Transportation Timeline: Dragster
week 4 - Amazing Animals: Monkey

Cost is $39 per child. Participants may be dropped off at 3:45pm. Register online by April 24. Zip code 50317 must register in person at Four Mile Community Center by April 24.
Sign Up Now!Four Mile Community Center
05/15/2014 06:00 PMBarbecue & Grilling Expertise SeriesAre friends and family coming for Memorial Day weekend? Want to make the most tantalizing delicious BBQ, awakening and arousing their appetites? Our series helps you deliver the most delectable dinners with grilling tips, techniques and food creations start to finish from the experts with a different theme each week. You've eaten at their restaurants many times and wondered, how do they do it? Join us for hands on techniques from Executive Chef, Dom Iannarelli with Jethro's and Executive Chef, Ric Kerr with Tasteful Dinners. Everything is provided for 60 minutes of learning and lots of samples. Bring a pen, paper and all of your questions. May is "National Barbecue Month" so celebrate with us and develop a new relationship with your grill.

May 15 - "Secrets... Tasty Grilling Tips and Techniques" - Taste and identify the best cuts of meats for grilling. Create your own rubs designed for your palate, learn why and when to use them. Expand your marinate, glaze and sauce repertoire, building unique flavoring in the meats. To smoke or not to smoke, our expert knows. Release your creative juices, your imagination is the limit.

May 22 - "Now that I Grilled It, What Can I Make?" - Create simple innovative options for appetizers and meals that are mouthwateringly delicious using grilled meats, fruits, veggies or leftovers. How to use the grill as an oven so your kitchen stays cool in the summer. Co-sponsored by Pork Producers, Jethro's and Tasteful Dinners.

Cost is $16, with lots of samples available. Register online by May 9
Sign Up Now!Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/16/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/16/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/16/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/16/2014 08:00 AMSpring Perennial DivideDes Moines Parks and Recreation is requesting the public’s help in beautifying and enhancing public lands in the city through the donation of perennial plants from their personal gardens. Community organizations such as schools, shelters, community centers, and neighborhood associations will benefit from the plants. The grounds of Mondamin Presidential and Lower Beaver Neighborhood Association, Forest Avenue Library, The Homested, and other non-profits throughout the city planted over 500 plants donated to the 2012 Spring Perennial Divide.

Donations will be accepted at the City greenhouse beginning Friday, May 16 until noon Saturday, May 17. All types and varieties of plant material are welcome, including perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, herbs, ornamental grasses, shrubs, seeds, annuals, and tropical houseplants, as well as gardening equipment. No donation is too small! Donors are asked to label their plants with the type of plant, sun requirements, height, and color.
More InfoCity of Des Moines Greenhouse - 2501 SE Maury - Chesterfield Community Center
05/17/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/17/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/17/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/17/2014 09:00 AMSpring Perennial DivideDes Moines Parks and Recreation is requesting the public’s help in beautifying and enhancing public lands in the city through the donation of perennial plants from their personal gardens. Community organizations such as schools, shelters, community centers, and neighborhood associations will benefit from the plants. The grounds of Mondamin Presidential and Lower Beaver Neighborhood Association, Forest Avenue Library, The Homested, and other non-profits throughout the city planted over 500 plants donated to the 2012 Spring Perennial Divide.

Donations will be accepted at the City greenhouse beginning Friday, May 16 until noon Saturday, May 17. All types and varieties of plant material are welcome, including perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, herbs, ornamental grasses, shrubs, seeds, annuals, and tropical houseplants, as well as gardening equipment. No donation is too small! Donors are asked to label their plants with the type of plant, sun requirements, height, and color.
More InfoCity of Des Moines Greenhouse - 2501 SE Maury - Chesterfield Community Center
05/17/2014 11:00 AMNeighborhood Flower PickupAll Des Moines neighborhood associations and non-profit community groups that placed a flower order last fall are being asked to pick up plants at the City Greenhouse on May 17 from 11:00am - 2:00pm.More InfoCity of Des Moines Greenhouse - 2501 SE Maury - Chesterfield Community Center
05/17/2014 02:00 PMKite FestFrom loop-de-loops to daring dives, you can become a flying ace and take to the skies when you pilot your kite at Kite Festival. Get ready for an afternoon of top flight fun. Avid kite flyers Jim Taylor and James Patton will display several unique kites, educate participants about how to fly a kite, provide a flying demonstration and share kite tips, secrets and techniques sure to make your kite fly high. Your $5 gets you a kite and flying instruction, you make your own kite with a little help from the experts.

When the wind whips, take a break and listen to kite stories at 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

All ages welcome, register online by May 13
Sign Up Now!Gray's Lake Park
05/18/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/18/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/18/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/19/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/19/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/19/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/20/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/20/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/20/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/21/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/21/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/21/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/21/2014 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGive your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.More InfoGray's Lake Park
05/22/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/22/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/22/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/22/2014 04:00 PMBricks 4 Kidz Spring Building SeriesCo-sponsored by Black Tie Society. Are you ready for some extraordinary fun? Join our Bricks 4 Kidz Building Series for an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new theme each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for 60 minutes of learning, building and playing. Kids have so much fun they hardly know they're learning.

week 1 - Amusement Park: Ferris Wheel
week 2 - Space Adventures: Shuttle and Crawler
week 3 - Transportation Timeline: Dragster
week 4 - Amazing Animals: Monkey

Cost is $39 per child. Participants may be dropped off at 3:45pm. Register online by April 24. Zip code 50317 must register in person at Four Mile Community Center by April 24.
Sign Up Now!Four Mile Community Center
05/22/2014 06:00 PMBarbecue & Grilling Expertise SeriesAre friends and family coming for Memorial Day weekend? Want to make the most tantalizing delicious BBQ, awakening and arousing their appetites? Our series helps you deliver the most delectable dinners with grilling tips, techniques and food creations start to finish from the experts with a different theme each week. You've eaten at their restaurants many times and wondered, how do they do it? Join us for hands on techniques from Executive Chef, Dom Iannarelli with Jethro's and Executive Chef, Ric Kerr with Tasteful Dinners. Everything is provided for 60 minutes of learning and lots of samples. Bring a pen, paper and all of your questions. May is "National Barbecue Month" so celebrate with us and develop a new relationship with your grill.

May 15 - "Secrets... Tasty Grilling Tips and Techniques" - Taste and identify the best cuts of meats for grilling. Create your own rubs designed for your palate, learn why and when to use them. Expand your marinate, glaze and sauce repertoire, building unique flavoring in the meats. To smoke or not to smoke, our expert knows. Release your creative juices, your imagination is the limit.

May 22 - "Now that I Grilled It, What Can I Make?" - Create simple innovative options for appetizers and meals that are mouthwateringly delicious using grilled meats, fruits, veggies or leftovers. How to use the grill as an oven so your kitchen stays cool in the summer. Co-sponsored by Pork Producers, Jethro's and Tasteful Dinners.

Cost is $16, with lots of samples available. Register online by May 9
Sign Up Now!Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/23/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/23/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/23/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/24/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/24/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/24/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/25/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/25/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/25/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/26/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/26/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/26/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/27/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/27/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/27/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/28/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/28/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/28/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/28/2014 11:00 AMBirding BasicsGive your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.More InfoGray's Lake Park
05/29/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/29/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/29/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/30/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/30/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/30/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/31/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
05/31/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
05/31/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
05/31/2014 08:00 AMCarp Fishing TournamentOnce again the Des Moines Ikes and Des Moines Parks and Recreation will host a Carp Fishing Tournament at Gray’s Lake. Registration will start at 8:00am at the beach and the competition will start at 9:00am and end at noon. Prizes will be given for the longest Carp (or Buffalo) caught by an adult and a similar prize for a child 12 or under. Valid fishing licenses will be required for participants who are 16 or older. Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be available for those who need equipment. Ikes will be available to fish along side those who are new to carp fishing. The Ikes will “chum” in advance of the event to attract carp and buffalo to the north shore. The Ikes are planning to have Northern Lights pizza and drinks available. Gray's Lake Park
06/01/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
06/01/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/01/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/02/2014 12:00 AMAdult Outdoor Wiffleball RegistrationCost is $60 per team. Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Wednesdays beginning July 2 at the Greater Des Moines Softball Complex. Both competitive leagues and recreational leagues are available. Sign up your team today!Register Now! 
06/02/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/02/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/03/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/03/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/04/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/04/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/04/2014 05:00 PMCanine Craze at Riverwalk Dog ParkCo-sponsored by Canine Craze! Are you ready for some hilarious and education fun with your dogs? Canine Craze is an education facility for people and their dogs offering classes, personal training, Train & Play and more. We are excited to share with you our knowledge about canine behavior and social skills. In addition to this we will be sharing fun games and unique ways to participate in activities with your dog. The sport of agility will be showcased as this event. Everything is provided by Canine Craze for 60 minutes of learning experience with your dog. You and your dog will have so much fun you will forget you are both learning new skills.

Register online at www.dmparks.org by May 28. Cost is only $9
Register Now!Riverwalk Dog Park - 1111 Illinois Street
06/05/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/05/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/06/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/06/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/07/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/07/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/08/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/08/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/09/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/09/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/09/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/10/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/10/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/10/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/11/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/11/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/11/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/11/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoAshby Park
06/12/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/12/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/12/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/13/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/13/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/13/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/13/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoColumbus Park
06/14/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/14/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/13/2014 08:30 PMMoon FloatParticipants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Gray's Lake Park
06/15/2014 12:00 AMInstitute of Reading Development Registration2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/15/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/16/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 11-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons
Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class.
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/16/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/16/2014 12:00 AMSwim Lesson RegistrationIn 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
Sign Up Now! 
06/16/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/16/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoE.K. Davis Park
06/17/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 11-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons
Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class.
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/17/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/17/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/18/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 11-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons
Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class.
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/18/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/18/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/18/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoAshby Park
06/19/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 11-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons
Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class.
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/19/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/19/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/20/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 11-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons
Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class.
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/20/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/20/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/20/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoColumbus Park
06/21/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/21/2014 07:00 PMFamily Swim NightThis event is planned for families. All children under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Concessions will be open and food will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages NOT permitted inside the gates.

Cost is $5 per family or $1 per person over age 2
More InfoAshworth Memorial Swimming Pool
06/22/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/23/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 21-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/23/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/23/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/23/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/23/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoE.K. Davis Park
06/24/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 21-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/24/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/24/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/24/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/25/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 21-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/25/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/25/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/25/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/26/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 21-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/26/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/26/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/26/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/27/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 21-week format, Monday - Friday, 5 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
06/27/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/27/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/27/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/28/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/28/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/28/2014 07:00 PMFamily Swim NightThis event is planned for families. All children under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Concessions will be open and food will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages NOT permitted inside the gates.

Cost is $5 per family or $1 per person over age 2
More InfoNahas Family Aquatic Center
06/29/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/29/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/30/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
06/30/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
06/30/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
06/30/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoE.K. Davis Park
07/01/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/01/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/01/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/02/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/02/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/02/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/02/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoAshby Park
07/03/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/03/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/03/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/04/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/04/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/04/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/05/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/05/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/06/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/06/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/07/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/07/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/07/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/07/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/08/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/08/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/08/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/08/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/09/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/09/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/09/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/09/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/09/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoAshby Park
07/10/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/10/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/10/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/10/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/11/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/11/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/11/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/11/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoColumbus Park
07/12/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/12/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/13/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/13/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/12/2014 08:30 PMMoon FloatParticipants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Gray's Lake Park
07/14/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/14/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/14/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/14/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/14/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoE.K. Davis Park
07/15/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/15/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/15/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/15/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/16/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/16/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/16/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/16/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/17/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/17/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/17/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 32-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 35 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim, Adult Swim Lessons

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/17/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/18/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/18/2014 12:00 AMYouth Flag Football RegistrationTeams will practice Thursday evenings beginning August 21 at Cownie Soccer Park and have games on Saturdays at the Hoover High School practice field. Two divisions are offered 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team which includes a team jersey that each child will get to keep. Each team will have 10 participants. Register your child online before July 18.Register Now! 
07/18/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/18/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoColumbus Park
07/18/2014 07:00 PMFamily Swim NightThis even is planed for families. All children under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Concessions will be open and food will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages NOT permitted inside the gates.

Cost is $5 per family or $1 per person over age 2
More InfoNorthwest Family Aquatic Center
07/19/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/19/2014 07:00 PMFamily Swim NightThis event is planned for families. All children under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Concessions will be open and food will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages NOT permitted inside the gates.

Cost is $5 per family or $1 per person over age 2
More InfoBirdland Swimming Pool
07/20/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/21/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/21/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/21/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/21/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoE.K. Davis Park
07/22/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/22/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/22/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/23/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/23/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/23/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/23/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
 Ashby Park
07/24/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/24/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/24/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/25/2014 12:00 AMDes Moines Bags League - Summer Tournament RegistrationDes Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting a bean bag tournament. The tournament will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (ages 18+) will compete on August 2. Teams will play a guaranteed 6 games. Cost is $10 per team.Register Now! 
07/25/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/25/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoColumbus Park
07/26/2014 07:00 PMFamily Swim NightThis event is planned for families. All children under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Concessions will be open and food will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages NOT permitted inside the gates.

Cost is $5 per family or $1 per person over age 2
More InfoTeachout Family Aquatic Center
07/28/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/28/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/29/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/29/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/30/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/30/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
07/31/2014 12:00 AMSwimming Lessons Session 42-week format, Monday - Thursday, 8 45 minute lessons

Classes available: Learn to Swim Levels 1-5, Baby/Infant and Me, Preschool Swim

Cost varies per class
More InfoVarious Des Moines Parks and Recreation pools and aquatic centers
07/31/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/01/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/01/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoGrandview Park
08/04/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/04/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoGrandview Park
08/05/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/05/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoGrandview Park
08/06/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/06/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoGrandview Park
08/07/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/08/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/08/2014 01:00 PMFree Tennis LessonsThe Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.
More InfoGrandview Park
08/10/2014 08:30 PMMoon FloatParticipants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Gray's Lake Park
08/11/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/12/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/13/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/14/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/15/2014 07:00 AMCampfire Day CampCampers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.
 Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers
08/17/2014 03:00 PMDoggie DiveThis is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to celebrate the last day of the pool season. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners at all times.

Fee: $4.00/dog
Regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members.
More InfoAshworth, Nahas, Northwest, Teachout
09/01/2014 04:00 PMDoggie DiveThis is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to celebrate the last day of the pool season. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners at all times.

Fee: $4.00/dog
Regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members.
More InfoBirdland Swimming Pool
09/09/2014 08:30 PMMoon FloatParticipants in lighted boats will float on Gray's Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the night. All non-gas powered boats are welcome. Gray's Lake concession stand hours are extended and offer boat rentals for $5 per half hour. All boats must use flashlights and lights. No reservations allowed, half hour rentals only, no coolers allowed on boats. All ages are welcome (18 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Gray's Lake Park