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Gray's Lake Park Activities & Events
Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/24/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 06/24/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Penny Luthens.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

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Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/25/2017 12:00 PM

End Date and Time: 06/25/2017 04:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation along with the Iowa DNR are offering a Stand Up Paddleboard basic skills course at Grays Lake on June 25th in the afternoon. This course is designed to introduce and expose the participants to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a flat water setting.

Topics that will be covered in the course include launching, board control, different paddling strokes, rescue and more. Registration is $25 and includes all the equipment and instructions.

 

Contact parksEE@dmgov.org for more information.

 

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Scheels Demo Day - Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/25/2017 12:00 PM

End Date and Time: 06/25/2017 04:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Want to try a stand up paddle board or kayak? On Sunday, June 25 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., SCHEELS will be presenting a FREE Demo Day at Gray’s Lake Park. This event is open to the public and will allow anyone ages 6-60+ to try a paddle board or kayak. Participants must sign a waiver and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Food will be provided for participants. No pre-registration is required.

 

 


 


Stand Up Paddle with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 06/29/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 06/29/2017 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Peninsula

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for a Stand Up Paddle on Grays Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how if functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search for wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. There are several dates and times to choose from. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10, new paddlers welcome and registration is online at www.dmparks.org. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist
Other optional dates:
July 20th, 5:30 pm
August 8th, 5:30 pm
August 24th, 5:30 pm
Age: New SUP Paddlers welcome, under 12 years old need to have a guardian present

Limit: 8

 

Joel M. Van Roekel 515 248 6369

 

Register Here


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/09/2017 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/09/2017 10:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Take a relaxing float under the stars! All non-gas powered boats are welcome to join us. If you don't have a boat, the Gray's Lake concession stand offers rentals of canoes, hydro bikes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-serve basis for $6 per half hour. No reservations are allowed. Lights are provided free of charge with rental boats. Participating boats must have a flashlight.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/15/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 07/15/2017 01:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation along with the Iowa DNR are offering a Stand Up Paddleboard basic skills course at Grays Lake on July 15th. This course is designed to introduce and expose the participants to sufficient skills and knowledge, so that they can enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a flat water setting.

Topics that will be covered in the course include launching, board control, different paddling strokes, rescue and more. Registration is $25 and includes all the equipment and instructions.

 

Contact parksEE@dmgov.org for more information.

 

More Information & Registration


 


Upcycle Stewards

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/20/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/20/2017 07:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Remove invasive species from Gray's Lake Park and feed the animals at Blank Park Zoo. Participants must be over 14 years of age.

Interested volunteers should meet at the southeast corner of the park.

 

Contact parksvolunteer@dmgov.org for more information.

 


 


Stand Up Paddle with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 07/20/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 07/20/2017 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Peninsula

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for a Stand Up Paddle on Grays Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how if functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search for wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. There are several dates and times to choose from. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10, new paddlers welcome.

Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist
Other Optional Dates:
August 8th, 5:30 pm
August 24th, 5:30 pm
Age: New SUP Paddlers welcome, under 12 years old need to have a guardian present

Limit: 8

 

Joel Van Roekel 515 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Moon Float

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/07/2017 08:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/07/2017 10:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Take a relaxing float under the stars! All non-gas powered boats are welcome to join us. If you don't have a boat, the Gray's Lake concession stand offers rentals of canoes, hydro bikes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-serve basis for $6 per half hour. No reservations are allowed. Lights are provided free of charge with rental boats. Participating boats must have a flashlight.

 

parks@dmgov.org

 


 


Stand Up Paddle with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/08/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/08/2017 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Peninsula

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for a Stand Up Paddle on Grays Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how if functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search for wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. There are several dates and times to choose from. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10, new paddlers welcome.

Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist
Other Optional Date:
August 24th, 5:30 pm
Age: New SUP Paddlers welcome, under 12 years old need to have a guardian present

Limit: 8

 

Joel Van Roekel 515 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Upcycle Stewards

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/17/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/17/2017 07:30 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Remove invasive species from Gray's Lake Park and feed the animals at Blank Park Zoo. Participants must be over 14 years of age.

Interested volunteers should meet at the southeast corner of the park.

 

Contact parksvolunteer@dmgov.org for more information.

 


 


Stand Up Paddle with the Naturalist

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 08/24/2017 05:30 PM

End Date and Time: 08/24/2017 07:00 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Peninsula

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for a Stand Up Paddle on Grays Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how if functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search for wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. There are several dates and times to choose from. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10, new paddlers welcome.

Age: New SUP Paddlers welcome, under 12 years old need to have a guardian present

Limit: 8

 

Joel Van Roekel 515 248-6369

 

Register Here


 


Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/09/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/09/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Drew Maifeld.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

More Information


 


Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/16/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/16/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Lynn Marie Nelson.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

More Information


 


Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/23/2017 09:00 AM

End Date and Time: 09/23/2017 10:00 AM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Robin Bourjaily.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

More Information


 


Yoga in the Park - Gray's Lake Park

Youth, Adult, Senior

 

Start Date and Time: 09/30/2017 11:30 AM

End Date and Time: 09/30/2017 12:15 PM

 

Location: Gray's Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session.

Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Rachel Jensen.

Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer.
• June - Gray’s Lake
• July - Union Park
• August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park
• September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer)

 

Barb Baker
blbaker@dmgov.org

 

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