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August 24, 2017 - August 31, 2017

  • Youth Basketball - Registration Ends 10/1
  • When:

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 8:00:00 AM - Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 5:00:00 PM

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer youth basketball!

    Separate leagues are available for boys and girls with each offering divisions for grades 1/2, 3/4, and 5-7. League play will consist of a 10-game schedule and ends with tournament play in February. Practices and games are held at area schools and community centers.

    Registration is available from August 1 until October 1 and can be done as a team ($550) or individually ($60). Draft teams are formed from individual registrations. Team rosters allow for approximately 10 players. Entry fee provides a reversible jersey for each player, registered referees and game scorekeepers. Final Four of tournament play will be held at the Drake University Knapp Center.

  • Contact:

    Contact for more information.

  • Monarch Tagging
  • When:

    Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:30:00 AM - Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:30:00 AM

  • Where:

    Franklin Community Gardens

  • What:

    Throughout this fall the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation will be tagging up to 200 Monarch Butterflies at various parks and you are invited to help. At each event, participants will learn about Monarch butterfly natural history, including how their incredible migration takes them from the Des Moines city parks to the mountains of central Mexico. After a brief discussion and directions, participants will use nets to see if they can catch some Monarchs to be tagged and released. Supplies will be provided, but be prepared to hike in the tall grass while you chase Monarchs.

  • Contact:

    Joel Van Roekel 515 681 2027

  • City Council Strategic Planning Workshop
  • When:

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:00:00 AM - Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    MSC, 1551 E M L King Jr Pkwy, MacRae Conference Room

  • Contact:

    City Clerk's Office, 283-4209

  • Stand Up Paddle with the Naturalist
  • When:

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM

  • Where:

    Gray's Lake Peninsula

  • What:

    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

  • Contact:

    Joel Van Roekel 515 248-6369

  • Yoga in the Park - James W. Cownie Soccer Complex
  • When:

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    James W. Cownie Soccer Complex - 2600 Hartford Avenue

  • What:

    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 Jen Bramble.

    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)

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker

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