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Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
03/05/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/07/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
03/07/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/12/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/14/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
03/14/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/19/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/21/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
03/21/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/26/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/28/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
03/28/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/31/2018 07:00 PMAdopt-A-BlockCemeteries provide a historical record of our community, as well as an aesthetic greenspace for citizens to enjoy. By becoming an Adopt-A-Plot volunteer, you will partner with our staff in honoring the memory of our past residents. Volunteers pick up branches, trim bushes, clear decorations, monitor for vandalism, and provide general maintenance at our municipal cemeteries. DSMMunicipalCemeteries.aspxMunicipal Cemeteries
04/01/2018 11:00 PMUltimate Frisbee Registration opensThis fast paced disc sport is returning this fall. The season lasts 12 weeks and starts mid-August. Games will be played on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Registration is $25.00 per individual.Register Here 
04/02/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/03/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/04/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
04/04/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/09/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/10/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/11/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
04/11/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/16/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/17/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/18/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
04/18/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/22/2018 04:00 PMiEARTH Camp - 1st and 2nd gradeThese week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities. Register HereMacRae Park
04/23/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/24/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/25/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
04/25/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/30/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/30/2018 07:00 PMRegistration open for Summer Adult Basketball LeagueRegistration: May 1 – June 1
Games: 7 games
Cost: $250per team (team reg. only)
Days: Tuesday and Thursday leagues are offered
Dates: June 19 – Aug 7
Location: Pioneer Columbus CRC
Officials and Scorekeeper provided

Register HerePioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/30/2018 07:00 PMRegistration Open for Summer Adult Flag Football LeagueRegistration: May 1 – June 1
Games: 7 games
Cost: $250per team (team reg. only)
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday leagues are offered
Dates: June 19 – Aug 7
Location: Des Moines area fields
Officials provided
Register HereDes Moines Area Fields
05/01/2018 07:00 AMRegister for youth Flag FootballRegistration for youth flag football is now open until Aug. 1!

Teams are divided into age groups: 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade and 5-6-7 grade. Team practices will take place once a week with games played Saturday mornings at a neighborhood location. There will be a 5-game regular season, and one-game playoff at the end of the season.

•Cost: $475 per team or $50 individual registration, team jersey included and all other equipment provided
•8-week program, with practice beginning early August
•Games and practices held at area schools, parks and Cownie Soccer Complex
•Championship games played at Drake Stadium
•Call IMPACT Community Action Partnership at 248-6216 for GRASP scholarship eligibility
Register Here 
05/01/2018 09:00 AMSpraygrounds OpenThe start of the summer aquatics season kicks off with the opening of our city's nine spraygrounds.

A Sprayground is a splash pad with spray features and without
standing water. Spraygrounds offer unsupervised water play
specifically aimed at children ages 10 and under. City of
Des Moines staff is not provided at spraygrounds, parental
supervision is required.

Open May 1 - September 30
(Dates could change subject to weather)
Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spraygrounds:
Columbus Park - 1921 SE 1st Street
Evelyn K. Davis Park - 1400 Forest Avenue
Fairmont Park - 2520 Hull Avenue
Good Park - 1103 17th Street
Grandview Park - 3230 Easton Boulevard
Greenwood Park - 4500 Grand Avenue
McHenry Park - 1012 Oak Park Avenue
Sargent Park - 3530 E Douglas Avenue
Woodlawn Park - 3126 Twana Drive
  
05/01/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
05/02/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
05/02/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/05/2018 01:00 PMWoodland Cemetery ToursFew places in Des Moines hold as much history as the grounds of Woodland Cemetery. Join local historian and educator Archie Cook on a tour through the grassy knolls and stately trees of one of our city's oldest treasures. In 1848, area farmers on the outskirts of the city donated the first 5.5 acres for Woodland Cemetery. Now it stands as the final resting place of some of the people who built and shaped our city to what it is today.

Tours last approximately 2.5 hours and are free. A donation is suggested and all donations go towards providing headstones for infants buried in the cemetery.

Children and strollers are permitted but some sections of the tour will not be easily accessible for strollers due to rough terrain.

Dates:
-Saturday, June 23rd from 9-11:30
-Saturday, July 21st from 9-11:30
-Saturday, August 25th from 9-11:30
 Woodland Cemetery
05/06/2018 07:00 PME.K. Davis Youth Program kickoffThe Evelyn K. Davis Youth Program was created to be an opportunity for kids in the neighborhood to experience activities and events in a fun and safe atmosphere. The program is geared toward increasing public safety, increasing physical fitness, and community/civic engagement. This partnership between City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Des Moines Police and various private donors and non-profits in the community started in 2007 and has grown to include:On-site soccer and football weekly camps, Partnership with Forest Avenue Library to provided STEM Programming, ISU Extension Programming, A Drake Summer Football Camp, Field Trips to various City of Des Moines Aquatic Centers, Yearly summer arts camp: Partnership with A.S.A.P. (After School Arts Program), & Partnership with John R. Grubb YMCA. Other events as part of the summer include: Safe Summer Kickoff, Field Trip to Iowa Cubs Stadium, Free Swimming Lessons, National Night Out, Multicultural Day, Back to School Bash.

Programs run M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at E.K. Davis Park.

Registration begins May 1.
 E.K. Davis Park
05/07/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/08/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
05/09/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
05/09/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/09/2018 07:00 PMHonoring Our National TraditionsLove history, working with the public and are ready to honor a national tradition and those it remembers? Our local cemeteries are alive with memories and volunteers can help preserve those memories and experiences. Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, originated years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. The day honors men and women who died while serving the military. Many people observe the day by visiting cemeteries or memorials and decorating graves. Volunteers are needed for both preparing the cemetery for their largest annual event, including placing standards and flags on graves and making sure everything is clean and beautiful, and in July for removing and properly disposing of flags and decorations.  Glendale Cemetery; Laurel Hill Cemetery
05/12/2018 09:30 PMStar Viewing at Ewing Park This partnership with the Science Center brings viewing of the night sky to Ewing Park. Telescopes and information about what you are looking at are provided. Everyone is welcome and if you have a telescope of you own, feel free to bring it along. Jupiter and Saturn will be in view. Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum
05/14/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/14/2018 07:00 PMVolunteer for Bike Ped 2018The City of Des Moines is proud to participate in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project each season to help assess trail use in our community. The project provides a standardized methodology for counting and surveying bicyclists and pedestrians.

Love trails? Sign up to volunteer! As a thank you, volunteers can choose between $10.00 in Bike Ped Bucks or a free 2019 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride registration when you register to volunteer for multiple shifts. Sites are more easliy surveyed with two volunteers present (one counting and one distributing survey cards), so we encourage you to sign up with friends or family for even more fun!

The bicycle and pedestrian counts and survey will be held May 15, 16, and 19, 2018.
Click here to volunteer!multiple locations
05/15/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
05/16/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
05/16/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/21/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/22/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
05/23/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
05/23/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/25/2018 07:00 PMPurchase Flowers for Memorial Day Weekend at Glendale CemeteryWe will be selling artificial flowers for Memorial Day weekend at Glendale Cemetery. Prices will range from five dollars to $50. We are open Saturday Sunday and Monday floor for floral sales. Saturday and Monday hours run from 8 AM to 4 PM, and on Sunday from 11 AM till 4 PM. Glendale Cemetery
05/26/2018 10:00 AMButterfly Garden Plant.Grow.Fly.Des Moines Parks and Recreation is helping Monarch butterflies and pollinators in our city parks and you can help too. On Saturday May 26th from 10 am to Noon, Parks and Recreation will host a Plant.Grow.Fly event location TBA.  Sign up to be part of the program and not only will you help create the new Butterfly Garden but you will make a butterfly friendly planter to take home with you on the same day.  The first part of the program will involve learning about what pollinators need so they can survive and why they are important to people. Second, participants will decorate and fill a flower pot they design to help support pollinators and they will take it home with them.  The last part of the program will actually be planting native Iowa species of plants in a new butterfly garden.  Be prepared to get your hands dirty and do a little work to help out Monarchs and pollinators. Registration for this event is limited and the fee is $10 per take home planter created.  
05/28/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/29/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
05/29/2018 06:30 PMGardening Speaker Series: Protecting Your Plants From Weather and WeedsTips and tricks for helping your plants through the growing season, resisting cold, weeds, heat, and other conditions that could hurt or even kill them.

Please RSVP. Class is free and open to the public.
 Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
05/30/2018 11:00 AMBirding Basics This program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners or people with some experience. Wednesdays March- May, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Gray's Lake
05/30/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
05/31/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Lion KingWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule.

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Bates Park - 330 Clark Street
06/01/2018 10:00 AMWading Pools OpenThe summer aquatics season will kick off on Friday, June 1 with the opening of our city's ten wading pools. Wading pools are a small pool with standing water and no spray features. These facilities are best suited for children ages 10 and under. Wading pools are staffed; however, parental supervision is strongly encouraged.

Wading pools are open June 1 to August 8

Ashfield, Bates, Burke, Chesterfield, Drake,
Sayers, Stone & Tower:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jordan Park:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday ONLY, Noon - 6:00 p.m

Ashfield Park - 720 E 19th Street
Bates Park - 330 Clark Street
Burke Park - 601 E University Avenue
Chesterfield Park - 2719 Scott Avenue
Drake Park - 2300 Drake Park Avenue
Jordan Park - 600 E Wall Avenue
Sayers Park - 1300 Linden Lane
Stone Park - 2100 SE 5th Street
Tower Park - 4900 Hickman Road
  
06/01/2018 05:30 PMFree Fishing FridayFree fishing weekend in Iowa is a perfect time for beginners to get introduced to the sport. A license is not required for the weekend and we will be providing bait and supplies for those who don't have any. This activity is free and open to the public.  Gray's Lake Park
06/02/2018 09:00 AMcarpFESTTry your hand at carp fishing and you might win a prize. The Iowa DNR and Izzak Walton League are partnering with Des Moines Parks and Recreation for this event. If you are new to Carp fishing, we will have bait and gear on hand and instructions to get you started. Carp caught may be kept by the fisherman or donated onsite to the wildlife rehabilitation organization S.O.A.R. No fee and all ages welcome. Gray's Lake Park
06/02/2018 09:00 AMYoga in the ParkGrab your Yoga mat and relax with us to the tunes of birds singing and a gentle breeze. It doesn’t matter if this is your first time or your 101st time Yoga will make you feel so much better than before you came to class. Start your weekend off in a positive healthy way, let your worries go and just breathe, Namaste. Gray's Lake Park - SE Corner
06/02/2018 01:00 PM2018 Pool Season OpensThe 2018 pool season kicks off Saturday, June 2 at the city's pools and aquatics centers.

Click here for information on swimming prices and more general information about our aquatics programs: https://bit.ly/2DLA7Mr

Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool
101 SW 45th Street • 243-3567 (1)
• 4’-13’ water depth • baby pool
• 3 diving boards

Birdland Swimming Pool
300 Holcomb Avenue • 243-3567 (2)
• 4’-13’ water depth • baby pool
• 3 diving boards • waterslide

Nahas Family Aquatic Center
1101 Porter Avenue • 243-3567 (3)
• zero depth entry – 5’ water depth
• 2 waterslides

Nahas will open for Memorial Day weekend May 26, 27 & 28. All pools will open for the season on June 2nd*
*Dates will adjust with DMPS schedule. Check website for updates.

Northwest Family Aquatic Center
4915 Madison Avenue • 243-3567 (4)
• zero depth entry – 5’ water depth
• 1 waterslide

Teachout Family Aquatic Center
2601 Hubbell Avenue • 243-3567 (5)
• zero depth entry – 5’ water depth
• 2 waterslides

Ashworth, Birdland, Nahas and Teachout will close on August 19th. Northwest Family Aquatic Center will remain open August 25 & 26 and Labor Day weekend September 1, 2 & 3.
Admission Rates & InformationCity Pools and Aquatic Centers
06/02/2018 01:00 PMFamily Nature ClubFamily Nature Club is dedicated to re-connecting families with the outdoors. Research shows that children’s lives are greatly enhanced when provided many diverse opportunities to play outside in nature. These kids are happier, healthier, more self-confident and creative. In addition, Nature Club encourages families to spend quality time together and helps strengthen family bonds. The theme for this event is Fishing.Register hereGreenwood Park Pond
06/02/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Paddington 2We provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Fairmont Park - 2520 Hull Avenue
06/03/2018 12:00 PMStand-Up Paddleboard Introduction ClassThese programs are designed to introduce and expose the participants to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a flat water setting. Topics that will be covered in the course include launching, board control and different paddling strokes. Registration includes equipment and instructions Gray's Lake Park
06/03/2018 07:00 PMWater Safety Instructor Class If 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 24-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. Completion of a online presentation, which will be sent by the instructor, is required before attending class.

Class runs 8 a.m. to noon.
Price: $175.00
Register NowBirdland Swimming Pool - 300 Holcomb Ave.
06/03/2018 07:00 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. Participants must also have access to a computer and complete required homework prior to attending class. If you are given a conditional offer of employment with us you may be eligible to recieve the Lifeguard Training course at no charge.Register HereBirdland Swimming Pool
06/04/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/05/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
06/06/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/07/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/07/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - WonderWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Woodlawn Park - 3126 Twana Drive
06/08/2018 01:00 PMFamily Day at Des Moines City PoolsBring the family and hit the pool for just $5. We will be hosting a special Family Day at all city pools June 8, July 13 and August 10. The event lasts all day and admission is $5 per family. Des Moines City Pools
06/11/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/12/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
06/13/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/13/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/14/2018 05:30 PMStand Up Paddleboard with the NaturalistEnjoy exploring the wildlife that lives in and around Grays Lake on a Stand up Paddle Board with our Environmental Education Staff. Fees include all the gear and instructions to get you started. Anyone under 16 years old must have an adult present to participate.Register hereGray's Lake Park
06/14/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/14/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Guardians of the GalaxyWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Ashby Park - 3200 38th Street
06/17/2018 01:00 PMFather's Day at the PoolMake a splash this Father's Day for cheap. All Des Moines city pools will be providing free admission to fathers with a child with them on June 17. The event lasts all day. All Pools
06/18/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/19/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
06/20/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/20/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/21/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/21/2018 05:30 PMUpcycleJoin the community helping remove invasive species from our woodlands. Removing these invaders opens the woodland floor allowing native plants with deeper root systems to re-establish. Native plants hold the soils in place, provide habitat and act as filters improving our water quality. Invasive plants such as honeysuckle are UPCYCLE’d after they are removed and given to the Blank Park Zoo for food and fun for their animals.  Blank Park Zoo
06/21/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Mc Henry Park - 3126 Twana Drive
06/22/2018 07:00 PMTeen NightHang out at Ashworth and Birdland Pools with your friends for a night just for teens. Everyone attending must be 13-17 years old. All participants must be in the water swimming - no lointering in or around the pool. Regular admission fees. Ashworth and Birdland Pools
06/23/2018 09:00 AMWoodland Cemetery TourFew places in Des Moines hold as much history as the grounds of Woodland Cemetery. Join local historian and educator Archie Cook on a tour through the grassy knolls and stately trees of one of our city's oldest treasures. In 1848, area farmers on the outskirts of the city donated the first 5.5 acres for Woodland Cemetery. Now it stands as the final resting place of some of the people who built and shaped our city to what it is today.

Tours last approximately 2.5 hours and are free. A donation is suggested and all donations go towards providing headstones for infants buried in the cemetery.

Children and strollers are permitted but some sections of the tour will not be easily accessible for strollers due to rough terrain.

Dates:
-Saturday, July 21st from 9-11:30
-Saturday, August 25th from 9-11:30
 Woodland Cemetery
06/23/2018 09:30 PMStar Viewing at Ewing ParkJoel VanRoekel
(515) 248-6369
 Ewing Park
06/24/2018 01:00 PMNational Swim A Lap DaySwimming is an excellent way to stay fit and we want everyone to get in the water on National Swim a Lap Day. All pools will offer half price admission on June 24. All Pools
06/25/2018 09:00 AMiEARTH camp - 3rd and 4th gradeThese week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities. Register HereMacRae Park
06/25/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/26/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
06/26/2018 05:30 PMStand Up Paddleboard with the NaturalistJoin the Des Moines Environmental Educator for an evening paddle on Gray's Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how it functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the June 26th paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, July 12, July 18, Aug. 9, and Aug. 21. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.Register HereGray's Lake Park
06/27/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/27/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
06/28/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
06/28/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Despicable Me 3We provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Martin Luther King Park - 1650 Garfield Street
07/02/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/03/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
07/04/2018 01:00 PMMilitary Appreciation DayTo celebrate the 4th of July, we would like to offer free admission for all active duty, retired and veteran military personal with a military ID at any of our city pools. Bring in the family too. Immediate family members will receive half price admission.
 All Pools
07/04/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
07/04/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/05/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
07/05/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - GhostbustersWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Gray's Lake Park
07/09/2018 09:00 AMiEARTH Camp - 5th and 8th gradeThese week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities. Register HereGray's Lake Park
07/09/2018 04:00 PMUltimate Frisbee Registration closes July 15This fast paced disc sport is returning this fall. The season lasts 12 weeks and starts mid-August. Games will be played on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Registration is $25.00 per individual.Home 
07/09/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/10/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
07/11/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
07/11/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/12/2018 05:30 PMStand Up Paddleboard with the NaturalistJoin the Des Moines Environmental Educator for an evening paddle on Gray's Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how it functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the July 12th paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, June 26, July 18, Aug. 9, and Aug. 21. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.Register HereGrays Lake Meet next to the beach
07/12/2018 05:30 PMDes Moines Bags LeagueGrab a friend and sign up for the adult bags league summer session. Starting early June, a 6-game schedule will be played Wednesdays or Thursdays at the Hub Spot. Concessions and adult beverages will be served and the season will cap off with a tournament to crown the bags champion of Des Moines.

Registration closes June 1. Cost is $35 per team.
Register HereThe Riverwalk Hub - 215 Water St., Des Moines, IA 50309
07/12/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Wonder WomenWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Sargeant Park - 3530 E. Douglas Avenue
07/13/2018 01:00 PMFamily Day at Des Moines City PoolsBring the family and hit the pool for just $5. We will be hosting a special Family Day at all city pools June 8, July 13 and August 10. The event lasts all day and admission is $5 per family. Des Moines City Pools
07/16/2018 02:00 PMiEARTH Camp - Grade 1st and 2nd GradeThese week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities. Register HereMacRae Park
07/16/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/17/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
07/18/2018 05:30 PMStand Up Paddleboard with the NaturalistJoin the Des Moines Environmental Educator for an evening paddle on Gray's Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how it functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the July 18th paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, June 26, July 12, Aug. 9, and Aug. 21. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

Register HereGrays Lake Meet next to the beach
07/18/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/19/2018 05:30 PMUpcycleJoin the community helping remove invasive species from our woodlands. Removing these invaders opens the woodland floor allowing native plants with deeper root systems to re-establish. Native plants hold the soils in place, provide habitat and act as filters improving our water quality. Invasive plants such as honeysuckle are UPCYCLE’d after they are removed and given to the Blank Park Zoo for food and fun for their animals.  Blank Park Zoo
07/19/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - SING
We provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Waveland Golf Course - 4908 University Avenue
07/21/2018 09:00 AMWoodland Cemetery TourFew places in Des Moines hold as much history as the grounds of Woodland Cemetery. Join local historian and educator Archie Cook on a tour through the grassy knolls and stately trees of one of our city's oldest treasures. In 1848, area farmers on the outskirts of the city donated the first 5.5 acres for Woodland Cemetery. Now it stands as the final resting place of some of the people who built and shaped our city to what it is today.

Tours last approximately 2.5 hours and are free. A donation is suggested and all donations go towards providing headstones for infants buried in the cemetery.

Children and strollers are permitted but some sections of the tour will not be easily accessible for strollers due to rough terrain.

Dates:
-Saturday, August 25th from 9-11:30
 Woodland Cemetery
07/21/2018 11:45 AMStar Viewing at Ewing ParkThe Waxing gibbous moon, Saturn and Jupiter will be viewable. This partnership with the Science Center brings viewing of the night sky to Ewing Park. Telescopes and information about what you are looking at are provided. Everyone is welcome and if you have a telescope of you own, feel free to bring it along. Ewing Park
07/22/2018 01:00 PMNational Parents Day - City PoolsIt's parents day at Des Moines Municipal Pools. On July 22 all pools will offer free admission for parents with a child admission. Tell Mom or Dad thank you for all they do and hit the pools. All Pools
07/23/2018 09:00 AMiEARTH Camp - 3rd and 4th gradeThese week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities. Register HereMacRae Park
07/23/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/24/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
07/25/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/25/2018 07:00 PMRegistration for youth flag football closing August 1Teams are divided into age groups: 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade and 5-6-7 grade. Team practices will take place once a week with games played Saturday mornings at a neighborhood location. There will be a 5-game regular season, and one-game playoff at the end of the season.



•Registration Period: May 1 - August 1
•Cost: $475 per team or $50 individual registration, team jersey included and all other equipment provided
•8-week program, with practice beginning early August
•Games and practices held at area schools, parks and Cownie Soccer Complex
•Championship games played at Drake Stadium
•Call IMPACT Community Action Partnership at 248-6216 for GRASP scholarship eligibility
Register Here 
07/26/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Coco
We provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Witmer Park - 1610 34th Street
07/30/2018 09:00 AMiExplore: DSM (5th-8th grade camp)These week long camps, in partnership with the Science Center, get kids in the parks, learning about their environment using art, recreation, team and hands on activities. Register Herevarious park locations
07/30/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
07/31/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
08/01/2018 05:30 PMStand-Up Paddleboard Introduction ClassThese programs are designed to introduce and expose the participants to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a flat water setting. Topics that will be covered in the course include launching, board control and different paddling strokes. Registration includes equipment and instructions Gray's Lake Park
08/01/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/02/2018 08:45 PMFree Flicks - Back to the Future
We provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Bright Grandview Golf Course - 2401 E. 29th Street
08/06/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/07/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
08/08/2018 10:00 AMWading Pools CloseThe City of Des Moines will be closing its public wading pools for the season August 8. Dates are subject to change due to weather. As the season draws to a close, stay tuned for updates on this and other facility closures. wading pools
08/08/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/10/2018 01:00 PMFamily Day at Des Moines City PoolsBring the family and hit the pool for just $5. We will be hosting a special Family Day at all city pools June 8, July 13 and August 10. The event lasts all day and admission is $5 per family. Des Moines City Pools
08/11/2018 06:00 PMSTAR PartyFor over 2000 years, the Perseid meteor shower had reached its peak in August. The meteors will not be visible until later at night but there is a full slate of fun for the whole family leading up to the action in the sky. Kid Friendly fun starts at 6:00pm with crafts, activities, telescopes and a meteorite experiment. While the sun is setting we will have guest speakers to teach you about the night sky and the interesting things you can see there. Starting about 9:00pm when it is dark enough, a movie will be shown on the outdoor movie screen. Overnight camping available by reservation.  Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum
08/11/2018 08:40 PMFree Flicks - Star Wars: The Force AwakensWe provide a unique setting for something everyone enjoys…watching movies. Outdoor movies are shown on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Movie choices range from recent releases to classics that can entertain and educate. Add theatre quality sound and a beautiful park setting to provide a great opportunity for a night of neighborhood fun. FREE Flicks are available to local neighborhood groups shown in our parks. Mobile locations - Movies shown at park sites around the city, check website for schedule

Start time at sundown: 8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Ewing Park Arboretum (Saturday)
08/13/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/14/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
08/15/2018 10:00 AMSenior Lessons at LunchAugust program in praires of Iowa. Three dates have been set for the Four Mile Community Center Meal Site where the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education Supervisor will join the group and present a program before the luch is served. The program is free but preregistration with the measitel is required at (515) 265-9977 the Monday prior to the program. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/15/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/16/2018 05:30 PMUpcycleJoin the community helping remove invasive species from our woodlands. Removing these invaders opens the woodland floor allowing native plants with deeper root systems to re-establish. Native plants hold the soils in place, provide habitat and act as filters improving our water quality. Invasive plants such as honeysuckle are UPCYCLE’d after they are removed and given to the Blank Park Zoo for food and fun for their animals.  Blank Park Zoo
08/19/2018 03:00 PMDoggie DiveWho let the dogs out? Bring your dog in for this one-time dip in our city pools. $4.00/dog - regular admission fees for dogs and owners. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners and on a leash at all time.
 Ashworth, Birdland, Nahas and Teachout Pools
08/20/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/21/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
08/21/2018 05:30 PMStand Up Paddleboard with the NaturalistJoin the Des Moines Environmental Educator for an evening paddle on Gray's Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how it functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the AUGUST 21st paddle. There will other SUP's on June 14, June 26, July 12, July 18, and Aug. 9. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.Register HereGrays Lake Meet next to the beach
08/21/2018 07:00 PMSplash Pools CloseThe City of Des Moines will begin closing its public splash pools August 22. M. L. King and Pete Crivaro Parks will be closing their splash pools effective August 22. Ashby and Union Parks will continue operating their splash pools until September 9.

These dates are subject to change due to weather. As the season draws to a close, stay tuned for updates on other facility closures.
General InformationSplash Pools
08/22/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/25/2018 09:00 AMWoodland Cemetery tourFew places in Des Moines hold as much history as the grounds of Woodland Cemetery. Join local historian and educator Archie Cook on a tour through the grassy knolls and stately trees of one of our city's oldest treasures. In 1848, area farmers on the outskirts of the city donated the first 5.5 acres for Woodland Cemetery. Now it stands as the final resting place of some of the people who built and shaped our city to what it is today.

Tours last approximately 2.5 hours and are free. A donation is suggested and all donations go towards providing headstones for infants buried in the cemetery.

Children and strollers are permitted but some sections of the tour will not be easily accessible for strollers due to rough terrain.
 Woodland Cemetery
08/25/2018 10:00 AMWildlife Explorers - Pond AdventureDip into Greenwood Park pond with the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education program. Participants will learn about the pond and the animals that call the pond home. We will be looking for signs and sounds of animals around the pond and then dip into the pond with nets looking for the interesting creatures that live under the water. This is a great way for young and the not so young to discover and learn together. All supplies will be provided, dirty hands guaranteed. Participants will take home a Pack of Gear so they can go out on their own Pond Adventure at home. Registration is required. Greenwood Park Pond
08/27/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
08/28/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
08/29/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/03/2018 04:30 PMDoggie DiveWho let the dogs out? Bring your dog in for this one-time dip in our city pools. $4.00/dog - regular admission fees for dogs and owners. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners and on a leash at all time.
 Northwest Pool
09/03/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/04/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
09/05/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/10/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/11/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
09/12/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/17/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/18/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
09/19/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/24/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/25/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
09/26/2018 06:00 PMEvening PickleballA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.  Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
09/30/2018 09:00 AMSpraygrounds CloseThe City of Des Moines will be closing its public spraygrounds September 30. These dates are subject to change due to weather. As the season draws to a close, stay tuned for updates on other facility closures. City of Des Moines staff is not provided at spraygrounds.

Columbus Park - 1921 SE 1st Street
Evelyn K. Davis Park - 1400 Forest Avenue
Fairmont Park - 2520 Hull Avenue
Good Park - 1103 17th Street
Grandview Park - 3230 Easton Boulevard
Greenwood Park - 4500 Grand Avenue
McHenry Park - 1012 Oak Park Avenue
Sargent Park - 3530 E Douglas Avenue
Woodlawn Park - 3126 Twana Drive
 Spraygrounds
10/02/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
10/09/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
10/16/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
10/23/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
10/30/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
11/06/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
11/13/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
11/20/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
11/27/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
12/04/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
12/11/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
12/18/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
12/25/2018 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
01/01/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
01/08/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
01/15/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
01/22/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
01/29/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
02/05/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
02/12/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
02/19/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
02/26/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
03/05/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
03/12/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
03/19/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
03/26/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/02/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/09/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/16/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake
04/23/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest ViewingStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars for you to use for viewing the eagles. We will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature.  There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Gray's Lake