Sep
22
Sat
Yoga in the Park @ Gray's Lake Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray’s Lake Park. Freeoutdoor yoga classes start June 2 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on the southeast lawn of Gray’s Lake and will continue every Saturday through September 29.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is cancelled. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

Gray’s Lake Park is easily accessible via Des Moines’ extensive trail network. Due to the popularity of the program, we encourage participants to walk, run or bike to Yoga.

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Monarch Tagging @ Various Parks
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am

As part of Monarch education and conservation, tagging events will be held at various parks. Learn about Monarch Butterflies and their migration patterns then help tag some butterflies. Monarchs will be captured, tagged with a special identification sticker and released to continue on their journey. The event is free and no registration is required. Everyone is invited to join in and help.

9/12 – Franklin Avenue Community Center

9/15 – Greenwood Park

9/22 – Water Works Park

Monarch Tagging @ Various Parks
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

As part of Monarch education and conservation, tagging events will be held at various parks. Learn about Monarch Butterflies and their migration patterns then help tag some butterflies. Monarchs will be captured, tagged with a special identification sticker and released to continue on their journey. The event is free and no registration is required. Everyone is invited to join in and help.

9/15 – Ashby Park

9/22 – Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Sep
23
Sun
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Sep
24
Mon
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Sep
25
Tue
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Sep
26
Wed
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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

Sep
27
Thu
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Sep
28
Fri
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Sep
29
Sat
Yoga in the Park @ Gray's Lake Park
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray’s Lake Park. Freeoutdoor yoga classes start June 2 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on the southeast lawn of Gray’s Lake and will continue every Saturday through September 29.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is cancelled. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

Gray’s Lake Park is easily accessible via Des Moines’ extensive trail network. Due to the popularity of the program, we encourage participants to walk, run or bike to Yoga.

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Sep
30
Sun
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Oct
31
Wed
Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Oct 31 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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

Nov
14
Wed
Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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

Dec
12
Wed
Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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

Jan
30
Wed
Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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

Feb
27
Wed
Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Feb 27 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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

Mar
27
Wed
Kids vs. Cops @ Fourmile Community Recreation Center
Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm

Join 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 this fun after school program. No registration necessary. This is a free activity.

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