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Monday, April 01, 2013 at 2:00:00 PM - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00:00 PM
Purchase your season pass anytime during the month of April to save from $5.00 to $20.00! Passes may be ONLY purchased at the Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office, located at 3226 University Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00:00 PM - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:59:00 PM
Starting Friday April 12, over 5,000 flags created by local students, families and volunteers will be hung along the Principal Riverwalk to celebrate Earth Day. Each flag contains an illustrated wish for our rivers and environment. In addition to the thousands of flags flying high, the public is invited to make their own wishes for the river Wednesday, April 17 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Hub Spot (215 Water Street).
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00:00 PM - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:59:00 PM
Looking for a fun way to kick off your summer? Then take a trip with Des Moines Parks and Recreation’s travel series! For the first trip we will take you to the newly renovated Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to watch the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, May 25th. The price of the trip is $55 per person which includes round trip charter bus transportation from Des Moines and back as well as a lower level ticket to the game. This trip is perfect for families, friends, and baseball fans of all ages. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Please complete the registration form and return with fee by May 3rd to Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Blvd. Des Moines, IA 50317), checks payable to Des Moines Parks and Recreation. The trip will require a minimum of 49 people by the deadline or people who signed up will be issued a refund.
Gray's Lake Park
This month as you walk, jog or bike through Gray’s Lake Park, Des Moines Parks and Recreation encourages visitors to share their experiences through the written word. April is National Poetry Month and we ask you to turn your visit to Gray’s Lake into a practice of mindfulness and join others who crystallize a moment at the park in a three-line writing. The “Parks in Three Lines” program is a new spin on how to enjoy Gray’s Lake Park. We invite you to visit Gray’s Lake and capture your own moments in three lines by writing a piece in Haiku form. Write your three lines on the display boards at the park, tweet it to @desmoinesparks, post it on Facebook, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00:00 AM
Each Wednesday from 11:00-11:45 join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. The lunch hour sessions will meet at Gray’s Lake from March 6th through May 22, 2013. March 6th through April 10th emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 17th through the end of May sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows. Binoculars are encouraged – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. This spring program is free and open to all ages.
Callie Leau Courtrightchlcourtright@dmgov.org
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