Calendar

Jun
25
Tue
Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm

Open/LapSwim 1:30 – 3:30pm

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Half-Price Admission Nights @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

Make a splash at the pool Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm throughout the summer. (Half price daily admission applies.)

Locations:
Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
Birdland Swimming Pool – 300 Holcomb Avenue
Nahas Family Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Avenue
Northwest Family Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Avenue
Teachout Family Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Avenue

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Civic Center
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A Gut-Busting Hit” (The New York Times) and “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A Riotous Explosion of Ccomedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “Tons Of Fun For All Ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Jun
26
Wed
Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Storytime Swim @ Altoona Aquatics Center
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am

We’ll be at the Altoona Aquatics Center with stories and activities for all ages!  Wear your swim suit because we’ll be reading IN THE POOL!  Get deep or stay shallow in the zero depth entry during this interactive and high-energy storytime.  Lifeguards will be on hand. The program is free–there is no admission charge to attend the storytime. It’s a great way to see what the aquatic center has to offer!

Weather may affect these times.

If you would like to be notified of cancellation, please register for this event.

Registration is NOT required to attend.

1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for discount night. Receive half off general admission as well as half off skate rentals. 4:00 to 9:00 pm.

Half-Price Admission Nights @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

Make a splash at the pool Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm throughout the summer. (Half price daily admission applies.)

Locations:
Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
Birdland Swimming Pool – 300 Holcomb Avenue
Nahas Family Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Avenue
Northwest Family Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Avenue
Teachout Family Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Avenue

Family Night @ Valley View Aquatic Center
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm
The Play That Goes Wrong @ Civic Center
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A Gut-Busting Hit” (The New York Times) and “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A Riotous Explosion of Ccomedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “Tons Of Fun For All Ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Jun
27
Thu
Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Summer Storytime @ Plot Twist Book Store
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am

The storytime theme will change each week, but the day (Thursday) and time (11am – 12pm) will remain the same (unless otherwise mentioned).

Weekly Themes:

June 20: Elephant and Piggie
June 27: Garden
July 11: Pinkilicious
July 18: Auto
July 25: Waldo
August 1: Marine
August 8: Dogs
August 15: State Fair
August 22: Bug

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm

Open/LapSwim 1:30 – 3:30pm

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Half-Price Admission Nights @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

Make a splash at the pool Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm throughout the summer. (Half price daily admission applies.)

Locations:
Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
Birdland Swimming Pool – 300 Holcomb Avenue
Nahas Family Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Avenue
Northwest Family Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Avenue
Teachout Family Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Avenue

Stand Up Paddleboard with the Naturalist @ Gray's Lake
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Des Moines Environmental Educator for an evening paddle on Gray’s Lake to learn more about the history of the lake, how it functions and the wildlife that lives there. Starting at 5:30 from the peninsula next to the swimming beach, we will paddle in search of wildlife that lives in and around the lake and discuss what we find along the way. This is registration for the June 18th paddle. There will other SUP’s on June 27, July 17, July 23, Aug. 13, and Aug. 27. Registration for this event is limited and includes the stand-up board and gear. The fee is $10. All ages welcome. If you have your own board and gear feel free to join us.

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Civic Center
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A Gut-Busting Hit” (The New York Times) and “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A Riotous Explosion of Ccomedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “Tons Of Fun For All Ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Jun
28
Fri
Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Fairytale Time in the Park @ West Des Moines Parks
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am

FREE EVENT – No Pre-Registration Required: Come experience your community park and join the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff for a story and a craft. Bring a blanket and a friend!

June 7 American Legion
June 14 Quail Cove
June 21 Ashawa
June 28 Huston Ridge
July 5 Jaycee
July 12 Wild Rose
July 19 Kiwanis
July 26 Meadowview
August 2 Pearson

Friday Night Live Concert Series @ Memorial Park
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy live music, food, drink and fun for all ages at Memorial Park in Indianola.  Gates open at 6:00 pm and the concerts start at 7:00 pm. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult

June 7, 2019: Red Dirt Renegade
June 28, 2019: Train Wreck
July 12, 2019: The Ripp Chords
The Play That Goes Wrong @ Civic Center
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A Gut-Busting Hit” (The New York Times) and “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A Riotous Explosion of Ccomedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “Tons Of Fun For All Ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.