Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
10/29/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
10/31/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/02/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/05/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/07/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/09/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/12/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/14/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/16/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/19/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/21/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/23/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/26/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/28/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
11/30/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/03/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/05/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/07/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/10/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/12/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/14/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/17/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/19/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/21/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/24/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/26/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/28/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
12/31/2018 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/02/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/04/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/07/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/09/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/11/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/14/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/16/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/18/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/21/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/23/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/25/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/28/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
01/30/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/01/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/04/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/06/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/08/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/11/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/13/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/15/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/18/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/20/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/22/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/25/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/27/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
02/28/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/01/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/01/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/02/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/03/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/04/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/04/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/04/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/05/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/06/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/06/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
03/06/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/06/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/07/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/08/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/08/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/09/2019 06:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/10/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/10/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/11/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/11/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/11/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/11/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/12/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/12/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/13/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/13/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
03/13/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/13/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/13/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/14/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/14/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/15/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/15/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/16/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/17/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/17/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/18/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/18/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/18/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/18/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/19/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/19/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/20/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/20/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
03/20/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/20/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/20/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/21/2019 07:00 PMBlarney Blast TournamentThis year's tournament registration has been extended until and the tournament has been moved back to March 16-17.

Registration is open through March 8 in person and will remain open online until March 10.

Register here:https://bit.ly/2UoGz4Y
Register NowGreater Des Moines Softball Complex
03/21/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/21/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/22/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/22/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/23/2019 10:00 AMRain Barrel WorkshopDid you know a large amount of pollution entering Des Moines water systems and Easter Lake is from storm water runoff? One way to help manage this water is by installing a rain barrel, which in turn can be used to water plants, was cars, and much more! This "Make and Take" workshop is co-sponsored by Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Des Moines Storm Water Utility and the Easter Lake Watershed Project. Participants will briefly learn about what they can do to manage storm water on their property and then build their very own rain barrel.
All materials and tools will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your new 55 gallon rain barrel home. Registration for the Rain Barrel Workshop is required. Fee $50

More InfoParks and Recreation office, Municipal Service Center building
03/23/2019 01:30 PMAnimal Tracks with the Family Nature ClubDes Moines Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Blank Park Zoo Family Nature Club to bring you Animal Tracks. We will explore Greenwood Park and learn about the wildlife that makes tracks in the park. There will be hands on activities, crafts, and a short hike all based on animal tracks. Registration is through the Blank Park Zoo.

Register HereGreenwood Park, Jay Spence enclosed shelter
03/23/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/24/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/24/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/25/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/25/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/25/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/25/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/26/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/26/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/27/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/27/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
03/27/2019 04:00 PMKids vs. CopsJoin the Des Moines Police Department for some fun as they play a different activity with the kids every month. Kids currently in Middle School or High School can participate in some dodgeball at this after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

Schedule:
September 26, 2018 ------------ Basketball
October 31, 2018 ---------------- Dodgeball
November 14, 2018 ------------- Hockey
December 12, 2018 ------------- Basketball
January 30, 2019 ---------------- Basketball
February 27, 2019 -------------- Hockey
March 27, 2019 ----------------- Dodgeball
April 24, 2019 ------------------- Basketball then Pizza party
 Fourmile Community Recreation Center
03/27/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/27/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/27/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/28/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/28/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
03/29/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
03/29/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/30/2019 07:00 PMCommunity Garden Registration Now Open for New ApplicantsAny remaining plots will be opened online for new applicants. New gardeners may rent a single plot their first year. This policy ensures new gardeners can maintain and care for a single plot before committing to additional garden plots. New applicants are welcome to view the garden maps for openings. Garden registration will begin on March 1, 2019.

More InfoFranklin, Downtown and Woodlawn Community Gardens
03/31/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/01/2019 09:00 AMImagination PlayschoolLet your children ages seven and under explore fun and safe play equipment and make new friends. The program runs through March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/01/2019 05:30 PMAdopt-A-Block Spring Kick-OffLearn about how you can give back to our cemeteries through our Adopt-A-Block program spring kick-off meeting. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Adopt-A-Block volunteers make a major impact on maintaining our municipal cemeteries. Volunteers can choose a weekly or monthly shift.
RSVP here by March 15Municipal Service Center - 1551 E MLK Pkwy Des Moines, IA 50317
04/01/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/01/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/02/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
04/02/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/03/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
04/03/2019 06:00 PMEvening Pickleball at Pioneer ColumbusA paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Cost: $2 per day or $15 per month

Facility informationPioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
04/03/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/04/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/07/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/08/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/09/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
04/09/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/10/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
04/10/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/11/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/14/2019 01:00 PMGPS Egg HuntJoin Des Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education in Ewing Park for some traditional egg hunting fun with a modern fun twist. At this event, registered participants will use a hand held GPS unit to find the location of eggs hidden in the park. After a brief introduction and some directions on how to use the GPS, participants will go out on a "GPS Egg Hunt" in the park. For each correct location that they find, they will get to pick up a small prize to take home with them and learn something about the plants and animals that live in Ewing Park. Participants can choose either a 1:00 pm or a 2:00 pm start time.

All ages. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum
04/14/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/15/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/16/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
04/16/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/17/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
04/17/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/18/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/19/2019 12:00 PMEarth Day Trash BashEarth Day Trash Bash, Iowa's largest volunteer Earth Day event, kicks off on Friday, April 19 with team volunteering from 12:00-5:00. Saturday, April 20 there will be opportunities for individuals and families throughout the Metro. Register for one event or both!

Earth Day Trash Bash, Iowa's largest Earth Day volunteer event, is a collaborative project between the Cities & citizens of Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Johnston, Urbandale, Polk County Conservation, Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, West Side Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Ingersoll Business Committee, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Water Works.
Register HereCowles Commons, 221 Walnut St.
04/20/2019 09:00 AMMayor's Annual Ride and Run 2019Mark your calendars: The Mayor's Annual Ride and Run returns again in 2019 on April 20. Tickets go on sale January 1. Stay tuned for more information.More InfoMunicipal Service Center
04/20/2019 09:00 AMCache - In Trash OutGive back, clean-up and find the “cached” prizes. Join us Easter weekend to go on a fun family eco-hunt. City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Iowa Geocacher's Association, Westwood Neighborhood Association, Walnut Creek Watershed Coalition, and other concerned citizens invite you on our unique hunt for trash. Help improve our creeks and central Iowa’s water quality!

Register HereVolunteers meet at Pal Joey's Lounge (6224 Grand Ave)
04/20/2019 11:00 AMDowntown Earth Day TourAs part of the Downtown Earth Day Tour, Des Moines Parks and Recreation Environmental Education will have a booth at the Science Center of Iowa. This year we are going to highlight Monarch Butterflies and habitat by giving away milkweed plants that monarch caterpillars eat to survive. Make sure to find our booth at the Science Center of Iowa and join in the conservation fun.

earthdayThe Science Center of Iowa
04/21/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/22/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/23/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
04/23/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/24/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
04/24/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/25/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/28/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/29/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
04/30/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
04/30/2019 07:00 PMTransplanting in the TropicsBeat those winter blues! Volunteer in the City of Des Moines Greenhouse and help grow over 200,00 plants that beautify our public spaces, parks, and more adding value to our community. Volunteers are needed to transplant seedlings and all training is provided on-site.

Register HereMunicipal Greenhouse - 2501 Maury St.
05/01/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
05/01/2019 04:00 PMKids vs. CopsJoin the Des Moines Police Department for some fun as they play a different activity with the kids every month. Kids currently in Middle School or High School can participate in basketball for the final week of the program followed by some free pizza. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.
 Fourmile Community Recreation Center
05/07/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
05/08/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
05/14/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
05/15/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
05/21/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
05/22/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
05/28/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
05/29/2019 11:00 AMBirding BasicsThis program is free and open to all ages. Participants take a casual walk at Gray's Lake in search of migrating and residential birds. John Bissel leads the group, pointing out birds, talking about their habits and answering questions. Great for beginners of people with some experience. Wednesdays March - May, 11-11:45 am.

Environmental EducationGray's Lake Park
06/04/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
06/11/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park
06/18/2019 11:00 AMBald Eagle Nest Viewing at Gray's LakeStop by the Bald Eagle nest at Gray's Lake on Tuesdays, April - June and we will have spotting scopes and binoculars set up from 11 am - 1 pm for you to use while we watch the Bald Eagles as they raise their young. Each week we will be watching and answering questions about the eaglets as they mature. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to stop by and take a look. Participants meet at the Gray's Lake North East Parking Lot and walk the trail along the river to our spotting scopes.



 Gray's Lake Park