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Water Safety Instructor Course
If you are 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course is approximately 30-hours and will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional and earn money while you help people learn valuable skills. Cost is $175 per person.
Swimming Lessons Registration
Swimming Lessons Registration is now open! Sign up today for a variety of classes, including swim lessons 1-5, infant/baby and me, preschool lessons and adult lessons!
Yoga at the Hub Spot
Join us every Wednesday during the months of May and June for Yoga at the Hub Spot. From 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. enjoy free yoga classes taught by local instructors.
Pools Open June 4!
Grab you sunscreen and head out to the pool! All Des Moines pools will open for the season on Saturday, June 4th. The hours will be Monday-Saturday from 1-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
Free Flicks Movie Series Begins
Presented by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, Free Flicks is a summer long series of outdoor movies beginning at sunset. With over 16 movies shown at a variety of parks, check out the complete list of movies to find one near you.
Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the Park begins Saturday, June 4 at Gray's Lake from 9-10 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or a towel for this free yoga series sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. Check out the complete instructors list and schedule.
Instructor List & Schedule
Friends Golf Tournament & Bike Ride
There is still time to register for the Friends Annual Golf Tournament & Bike Ride at Waveland Golf Course. Golfers will tee off at 1 p.m. Not a golfer but want to support the cause? Sign up for an 18-mile bike ride beginning at 3 p.m.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation department manages 60 miles of paved multi-use and 18 miles of nature trails.
Our department is responsible for the management of 76 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 78 miles of trails, seven cemeteries and numerous municipal facilities.
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Recreation & Sports
Recreation for All Ages
Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers competitive, recreational, and leisure leagues for youth, men, women, and coed teams.
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