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    Apr 03, 4:30 PM

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    Apr 06, 6:00 PM

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    Apr 11, 5:00 PM

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    Apr 17, 4:30 PM

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    Apr 19, 12:00 PM

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Park and Recreation - Calendar of Activities, Events & Meetings

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March 30, 2017 - April 06, 2017

  • Earth Day Trash Bash Registration
  • When:

    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM - Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00:00 PM

  • What:

    Volunteers are needed for Iowa's largest Earth Day cleanup event on Friday, April 21.

    Last year, we had 1565 registered volunteers remove over 40,000 pounds of litter, brush, tires and recyclables while beautifying our public lands, cleaning up our waterways, clearing away invasive species, creating new trails and more. They even collected almost 20 pounds of cigarette butts as part of our Big Buttowski competition!

  • Contact:

    trashbash@dmgov.org

  • Park Madness
  • When:

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:00:00 AM - Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 11:55:00 PM

  • What:

    The field of 64 parks has been set and the voting begins tomorrow! “Park Madness” presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation starts Friday, March 10. This online contest encourages residents and park lovers to vote their park through to the finals in this bracket-style tournament. The winning park will host a Free Flicks movie later this summer. Voting will continue through Sunday, April 2 when the “Park Madness” champion is crowned!

  • Contact:

    parks@dmgov.org

  • Youth Volleyball - Registration Ends 5/7
  • When:

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM - Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 8:00:00 PM

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a brand new youth program, Youth Volleyball! We are happy to announce that we will be bringing this program to children grades 1-7. Volunteer coaches will lead the practices and games. Scores will be kept and referees provided.

    Teams will be divided into age groups: 1&2, 3&4 and 5-7. Divisions will be split by gender if there are enough participants, if not teams will be coed.

    We will start the year by offering a free volunteer coaching clinic. Cost to register is $50/person or $475/team; jersey included. Games and practices held weeknights at area schools and community recreation centers.

  • Contact:

    If you have any questions please email us at dmsports@dmgov.org

  • WSI - Water Safety Instructor Course Registration
  • When:

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM

  • What:

    If you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course is approximately 32-hours in length and will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills.

    In addition you will learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career and make a difference in people's lives. Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children and adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

    Two class sessions will be available.

    March 13-17 at North High School Pool - 501 Holcomb Avenue
    June 1-6 at Birdland Swimming Pool - 300 Holcomb Avenue

  • Contact:

    Questions? Email Robin at RRLeaper@dmgov.org

  • Lifeguard Training Registration
  • When:

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM

  • What:

    Participants are trained in knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Must have the ability to swim 300 yards. Participants are expected to have classroom and in water participation every day.

    Two sessions available.
    March 13-16 North High School - 501 Holcomb Avenue
    June 1-6 Birdland Swimming Pool 300 Holcomb Avenue

  • Contact:

    Questions? Email Robin at RRLeaper@dmgov.org

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