Pioneer Columbus Community Center Recreation Activities and Programs
2100 SE 5th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Patrons must sign in when entering the facility. Once each year patrons must fill out a Participant Information Form. The Pioneer Columbus community center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items including money in vending machines.
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Activities and Programs for All Ages
Youth, adult and senior offerings are for all ages unless otherwise specified. If you do not find a list of activities or programs below the headings there are no offerings for the group at this time.
January 8, 2012 through February 26, 2012
Fees: $25 per team
Ages: 16 and over
This is an eight week Indoor Wiffleball league. Teams will play a doubleheader each week. Both competitive and recreation leagues are available with skill levels of all kinds welcome. Participants may register as a team or individual (to be placed on a team).
November 1, 2013 - March 28, 2014
Day(s): Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 9am - 2pm
Fees: $2.50 per child
Calling all parents, grandparents, and anyone that knows a preschooler that needs some playtime! Explore the world of physical fitness, skill learning and social development indoors. Our "Imagination Playschool" will give your child lessons in life skills at an early age. Together you and your toddler will benefit by developing and practicing the following skills: Social interaction, coordination, balance, rhythm, imagination, basic motor control and hands on learning. Parents play alongside for comfort and support in a fun and innovative atmosphere. Your little one will have the opportunity to interact with other participants their own age too. "Imagination Playschool" provides a strong foundation for your child's future in a fun, safe environment. Equipment includes: playhouse with slide, castle, tumbling mats, over-sized foam shapes, tricycles, cars, teeter totter, jeeps, play kitchen, and more appropriate sized fun equipment for them to play on or with.
Youth Activities and Programs
November 7 - March 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees: 2.50 per child
Ages: 3 years +
This program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. Parents, grandparents, Home schooled, babysitters, day cares, etc bring their children to “Banana Splits". The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at 12:00 PM noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Yoga Just For Girls
October 2 - May 28
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Ages: Girls 11+
Presented by Des Moines Parks & Recreation, taught by Mary Lasky. No registration required; join us any day. All materials provided. Wear comfortable clothes and don’t worry about the shoes! Bring your friends!
Adult Activities and Programs
Adult Pick-Up Basketball
Day(s): Monday through Friday
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fees: $1.00 per day or $12.00 per month
Ages: Ages 18 and Up
Come on in and compete with some of the best players in Des Moines.
Senior Activities and Programs
Polk County Congregate Meals
Day(s): Monday through Friday
Time: Meals Served at 11:30 AM
Fees: Donations Welcome
Seniors enjoy bingo, billiards, cards and crafts, as well as a nutritious lunch served at 11:30 a.m. by Polk County Congregate Meals Coordinator, Ray Ann Scione. Please call Ray @ 288-3734 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. weekdays to make meal reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
A transportation application is available for those who need transportation to and from the meal site. The form can be completed on-site or over the phone. Group transportation is done on a route and timing varies by site.
Polk County Congregate Meals also provides educational speakers and healthcare services like blood pressure checks and foot care clinics.
Holiday parties, great entertainment and friendly people are here for enjoyment.
Day(s): 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
For the bingo lover, come join other seniors on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of the month.