May
1
Tue
Story Hour at the Park @ Raccoon River Nature Park Lodge
May 1 @ 12:00 pm

Join the West Des Moines Parks & Recreation staff for an hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as our Naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.

May
8
Tue
Story Hour at the Park @ Raccoon River Nature Park Lodge
May 8 @ 12:00 pm

Join the West Des Moines Parks & Recreation staff for an hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as our Naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.

May
15
Tue
Story Hour at the Park @ Raccoon River Nature Park Lodge
May 15 @ 12:00 pm

Join the West Des Moines Parks & Recreation staff for an hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as our Naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.

May
22
Tue
Story Hour at the Park @ Raccoon River Nature Park Lodge
May 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join the West Des Moines Parks & Recreation staff for an hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as our Naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.

May
24
Thu
Archery, Give it a Shot! @ Raccoon River Park Archery Facility
May 24 @ 5:45 pm

Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment? These family events are planned just for you! Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try. We will provide the bows, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. This activity is free, but registration is required and limited to 35 people. (Children must be 7 years of age or older.)

Wednesday April 25 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Thursday May 24 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Tuesday July 24 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Thursday August 9 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Jun
3
Sun
Yoga on the Lawn @ North lawn at WDM City Hall
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

Earth Day is a perfect day for you and your family to come enjoy some family friendly outdoor activities. You can go
kayaking, canoeing, fishing or you may choose to create a small paddle boat or relax in our outdoor lounge and enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa! Free tree saplings will be handed out to celebrate this Earth Day Event. A special four-legged visitor from the conservation grazing project in Southwoods Park may also be joining us. Come help us celebrate Earth Day today!

Jun
4
Mon
Half Price Evenings @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

(Half Price Admission):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(only when swim lessons are not in session)

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
3-12 Years Old
13 Years and Older
Senior Citizens
FREE
$5
$8
$6

 

Jun
5
Tue
Half Price Evenings @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

(Half Price Admission):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(only when swim lessons are not in session)

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
3-12 Years Old
13 Years and Older
Senior Citizens
FREE
$5
$8
$6

 

Jun
6
Wed
Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): Wednesdays (except for when evening swim lessons are in session) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

Jun
7
Thu
Half Price Evenings @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm

(Half Price Admission):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(only when swim lessons are not in session)

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
3-12 Years Old
13 Years and Older
Senior Citizens
FREE
$5
$8
$6

 

Jun
8
Fri
Half Price Evenings @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm

(Half Price Admission):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(only when swim lessons are not in session)

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
3-12 Years Old
13 Years and Older
Senior Citizens
FREE
$5
$8
$6

 

Jun
10
Sun
Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): Wednesdays (except for when evening swim lessons are in session) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

Jun
15
Fri
Fairytale Time in the Park @ West Des Moines Parks
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am

FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK! 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!

*Childcare providers — Please let us know if you are bringing your group so we can be sure to have enough supplies for all participants!

June 15 Quail Cove

June 22 Ashawa

June 29 Huston Ridge

July 6 Wild Rose

July 13 Meadowview

July 20 Pearson

July 27 Kiwanis

August 3 Pearson

Jun
17
Sun
Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): Wednesdays (except for when evening swim lessons are in session) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

Jun
22
Fri
Fairytale Time in the Park @ West Des Moines Parks
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am

FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK! 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!

*Childcare providers — Please let us know if you are bringing your group so we can be sure to have enough supplies for all participants!

June 15 Quail Cove

June 22 Ashawa

June 29 Huston Ridge

July 6 Wild Rose

July 13 Meadowview

July 20 Pearson

July 27 Kiwanis

August 3 Pearson

Jun
23
Sat
Great American Campout @ City Hall Lawn
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is an easy way to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of nature and wildlife whether you are a seasoned pro or a first time camper, and we want to be the first Great American Campout site in Iowa. So, pack up your tents, sleeping bags and flashlights for a fun night of camping! Activities will include nature walks at Southwoods Park, campfire stories, s’mores, a movie on the big screen, fishing, crafts and games. Evening snacks and a light breakfast will be provided. Registration not required. Stay tuned for more information and details to come!

Jun
24
Sun
Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): Wednesdays (except for when evening swim lessons are in session) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

Jun
29
Fri
Fairytale Time in the Park @ West Des Moines Parks
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am

FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK! 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!

*Childcare providers — Please let us know if you are bringing your group so we can be sure to have enough supplies for all participants!

June 15 Quail Cove

June 22 Ashawa

June 29 Huston Ridge

July 6 Wild Rose

July 13 Meadowview

July 20 Pearson

July 27 Kiwanis

August 3 Pearson

Jul
1
Sun
Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): Wednesdays (except for when evening swim lessons are in session) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

Jul
6
Fri
Fairytale Time in the Park @ West Des Moines Parks
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am

FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK! 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!

*Childcare providers — Please let us know if you are bringing your group so we can be sure to have enough supplies for all participants!

June 15 Quail Cove

June 22 Ashawa

June 29 Huston Ridge

July 6 Wild Rose

July 13 Meadowview

July 20 Pearson

July 27 Kiwanis

August 3 Pearson