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    Jun 18, 7:30 AM

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    Jun 20, 12:00 PM

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    Jun 21, 6:00 PM

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    Jun 25, 4:30 PM

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    Jun 26, 5:00 PM

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May 01, 2013

  • Birding Basics
  • When:

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 11:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Gray's Lake Park

  • What:

    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.

  • Contact:

    Callie Leau Courtright

  • Spring Recreation
  • When:

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 1:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Evelyn K. Davis Park - 1400 Forest Avenue

  • Contact:

    John Terpkosh

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board
  • When:

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 5:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    City Council Chambers, City Hall, 400 Robt. D. Ray Dr.

  • What:

    Regular Meeting

  • Contact:

    Susan minks 515-283-4779 or

  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation Kicks Off Summer Travel Series with "Top of the First" Trip
  • When:

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 7:00:00 PM - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 11:59:00 PM

  • What:

    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.

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