Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
02/10/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/10/2016 03:00 PMEarly Out Snowshoe StompLooking for something a little bit different to do on an early out day? Join in the snowshoe stomp Feb. 10 from 3:00 – 4:30pm at the Four Mile Community Center. Put on your cold weather gear and join in the fun. We will meet inside the community center, for gear and instructions then head outside to enjoy the snow. This program is free and geared to kids but parents are invited to join in the stomp. Space is limited and you must pre-register by calling Joel at 515 248-6369. Snowshoes and hot chocolate will be provided. If there is no snow the event will be cancelled.
Register Here.
RegisterFour Mile Community Center
02/11/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/12/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/13/2016 10:00 AMBald Eagle Day on the 6th Street BridgeThe City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Iowa Department of Natural Resourced and Fellowship Baptist Church on February 13th to host Bald Eagle Day on the SE 6th Street Bridge. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm there will be spotting scopes and people on the bridge to assist with viewing some of the wild Bald Eagles in Des Moines and a Bald Eagle nest located along the Des Moines River Trail. Inside Fellowship Baptist Church, you will be able to warm up, relax and listen to presentations by Urbandale author, Ty Smedes and Wildlife rehabilitation organization, S.O.A.R. Ty Smedes will give a slide presentation at 10:30 and 12:30 that will include everything you ever wanted to know about Bald Eagles. SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources will present at 11:30 and 1:30 with a live education ambassador bald eagle and another guest education ambassador. SOAR will also be discussing the current hazards that bald eagles face in today’s environment and the steps taken when eagles are brought into wildlife rehabilitation. All ages are welcome, there will be children’s activities and the event is free and open to the public. For more information call Joel at Des Moines Parks and Recreation (515) 248 6369. SE 6t Street Bridge & Fellowship Baptist Church, 1503 SE 6th St.
02/15/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/17/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/18/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/18/2016 03:45 PMAfter School Enrichment SeriesDes Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education is hosting a four part after school enrichment series for kids grades K-3 at the Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter. Each week, participants will spend time inside learning about a nature related topic, building a project or craft and then everyone will gear up and go outside for an activity. Be prepared for the outdoor weather! We will end each session with a cup of hot chocolate and a light snack. The group will meet 3:45-4:45 for four weeks, Thursday Feb. 18 – March 10 and have different nature topic each week. Topics will include, Bird Houses, Monarchs in March!, Feed Me and Whoooo is That? Registration is required and is $20 per child. Parents are invited to stay for the event at no fee.
Register here.
Register here.Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter
02/19/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/22/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/22/2016 06:00 PMSnow Moon Hike in Ewing ParkTake a walk with us through the park on a set of snowshoes and enjoy Ewing Park on a Snow Moon winter evening. Snowshoeing is fun and easy to do, if you can walk you can snowshoe. This program will meet at the Ewing Park Barn Park on Monday Feb.22nd, starting at 6:00pm so dress for the weather. Registration is $5 and includes snowshoe rental and hot chocolate. All ages are welcome. Anyone under 12 years old will need to have a guardian present. Register here. If there is no snow, there will still be a walking hike.here.Ewing Park Barn
02/24/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/25/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/25/2016 03:45 PMAfter School Enrichment SeriesDes Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education is hosting a four part after school enrichment series for kids grades K-3 at the Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter. Each week, participants will spend time inside learning about a nature related topic, building a project or craft and then everyone will gear up and go outside for an activity. Be prepared for the outdoor weather! We will end each session with a cup of hot chocolate and a light snack. The group will meet 3:45-4:45 for four weeks, Thursday Feb. 18 – March 10 and have different nature topic each week. Topics will include, Bird Houses, Monarchs in March!, Feed Me and Whoooo is That? Registration is required and is $20 per child. Parents are invited to stay for the event at no fee.
Register here.
Register here.Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter
02/26/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
02/27/2016 10:00 AMRain Barrel WorkshopDid you know a large amount of pollution entering Des Moines water systems and Easter Lake is from storm water runoff? One way to help manage this water is by installing a rain barrel, which in turn can be used to water plants, wash cars, and much more! This “Make and Take” workshop co-sponsored by Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Des Moines Stormwater Utility and the Easter Lake Watershed Project will be from 10:00-11:00am on Feb. 27th at the Des Moines Municipal Service Building, located at 1551 East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Participants will briefly learn about what they can do to manage storm water on their property and then build their very own rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your new 55 gallon rain barrel home. Registration for the Rain Barrel Workshop is $50 and registration is required. Reserve your spot for this event at www.dmparks.org or for more information contact Joel at (515) 248 6369 or dmparksEE@dmgov.org
Register here.
Register here.MSB, 1551 East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
02/29/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/02/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/03/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/03/2016 03:45 PMAfter School Enrichment SeriesDes Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education is hosting a four part after school enrichment series for kids grades K-3 at the Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter. Each week, participants will spend time inside learning about a nature related topic, building a project or craft and then everyone will gear up and go outside for an activity. Be prepared for the outdoor weather! We will end each session with a cup of hot chocolate and a light snack. The group will meet 3:45-4:45 for four weeks, Thursday Feb. 18 – March 10 and have different nature topic each week. Topics will include, Bird Houses, Monarchs in March!, Feed Me and Whoooo is That? Registration is required and is $20 per child. Parents are invited to stay for the event at no fee.
Register here.
Register here.Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter
03/04/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/07/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/09/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/10/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/10/2016 03:45 PMAfter School Enrichment SeriesDes Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education is hosting a four part after school enrichment series for kids grades K-3 at the Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter. Each week, participants will spend time inside learning about a nature related topic, building a project or craft and then everyone will gear up and go outside for an activity. Be prepared for the outdoor weather! We will end each session with a cup of hot chocolate and a light snack. The group will meet 3:45-4:45 for four weeks, Thursday Feb. 18 – March 10 and have different nature topic each week. Topics will include, Bird Houses, Monarchs in March!, Feed Me and Whoooo is That? Registration is required and is $20 per child. Parents are invited to stay for the event at no fee.
Register here.
Register here.Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter
03/11/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/14/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/15/2016 08:00 AMLifeguard TrainingParticipants are trained in knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Must have the ability to swim 300 yards. Participants are expected to have classroom and in water participation every day.

Classes meet 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day
Register HereNorth High School swimming pool; 501 Holcomb Avenue
03/15/2016 08:00 AMWSI - Water Safety Instructor CourseIf you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course is approximately 30-hours in length and will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills. In addition you will learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career and make a difference in people's lives. Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children and adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

Classes meet each day from 8am to 3:30pm
RegisterNorth High School swimming pool; 501 Holcomb Avenue
03/16/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/17/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/18/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/20/2016 01:00 PMGPS Easter Egg HuntJoin Des Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education on March 20th in Ewing Park for some traditional egg hunt fun with a modern fun twist. At this event, each registered participant will use a hand held GPS unit to find the location of prizes hidden in the park. After a brief introduction and some directions on how to use the GPS, participants will go out on a “GPS Egg Hunt” in the park. For each correct location that they find, they will get to pick up a small prize to take home with them and learn something about the park. More than one person may walk along on the search but only the registered participants are allowed to pick up the prizes. The fee is $8 and you may register for either a 1:00pm or 1:30pm start time. For more information contact Joel at (515) 248 6369 or www.parksEE@dmgov.org.
Register here.
Register here.Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum, 5300 Indianola Ave
03/21/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/23/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/24/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/25/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/28/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/30/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
03/31/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
04/01/2016 10:00 AMImagination PlayschoolImagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, gymnastics (Thursdays) and a bounce house (Fridays).

Program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New in 2015
“Story Time”- Starting November 5, on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., kids four and under are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool is included.

“Creativity Coach” Starting November 5, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can dance and have guided play on the equipment and dance. Cost is $2.50 and Imagination Playschool cost included.
 Pioneer Columbus Community Center
06/03/2016 08:00 AMWSI - Water Safety Instructor CourseIf you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course is approximately 30-hours in length and will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills. In addition you will learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career and make a difference in people's lives. Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children and adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

Classes meet each day from 8 am to noon.
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06/03/2016 12:00 PMLifeguard TrainingParticipants are trained in knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Must have the ability to swim 300 yards. Participants are expected to have classroom and in water participation every day.

Classes meet 8am to Noon each day.
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