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June 13, 2014

  • Riverview Park Site Planning Public Meeting
  • When:

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30:00 PM - Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30:00 PM

  • Where:

    Northside Senior Center, Park Fair Mall (100 E. Euclid Avenue)

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is holding a public input meeting to continue the planning process for future improvements of the Riverview Park area.

    After a well-attended initial public meeting, a concept has been generated and will be presented for public review and comment. The concept includes a music stage for small concerts, a park shelter, walking paths, small playground element, a history/donor area and improved landscape buffers along the lagoon. Once feedback is received, a final plan will be generated for the funding phase of the project.

  • Contact:

    For more information on the planning process, please contact Lee Wheelock, Park Planner 515-248-6353;

  • Swim Lesson Registration
  • When:

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:59:00 PM

  • What:

    In 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

  • Contact:

    Robin Leaper

  • Institute of Reading Development Registration
  • When:

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:59:00 PM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

    For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

    4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
    Entering 1st Graders
    Entering 2nd Graders
    Entering 3rd Graders
    Entering 4th or 5th Graders
    Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
    Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
    Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults

  • Contact:

    To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888
    Mon - Fri: 7 am- 9 pm
    Saturday: 7 am- 6 pm
    Sunday: 8 am- 6 pm

  • Campfire Day Camp
  • When:

    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus & Four Mile Community Centers

  • What:

    Campers experience a week long day camp full of games, crafts, hikes, swimming, sports, nature activities, special events and lots of FUN! Other possible activities include field trips and special guest speakers. A portion of each week will also include fun, interactive literacy based activities. Campers are encouraged to help plan some of the activities with the counselors.

    Call 274-1501 for price - cost varies depending on your qualifications.

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker

  • Free Tennis Lessons
  • When:

    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Columbus Park

  • What:

    The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department will be offering free tennis lessons through the USTA (United States Tennis Association) NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) program for children ages 9 to 14. The traveling instructional lessons require no pre-registration, simply show up five minutes before the lessons begin and your child may attend. Emphasis is on tennis as an introductory sport.

    Children should wear tennis or gym shoes wile participating on the tennis court.

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