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Boating for kids in Des Moines, IA

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Big Creek Lake & Beach - dsm4kids.com

We had big fun at Big Creek Lake yesterday! Even though it rained, we didn’t let it dampen our day.  Located just north of Polk City with over 770 acres, this scenic lake offers plenty of water fun for the whole family. You can build sand castles or play sand volleyball on the beach, kayak or rent a pontoon.  Read on for a few tips for a family fun day at Big Creek Lake.  Continue Reading…

Swimming and Boating Safety 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Swimming and boating are fun summer pastimes, but don’t forget to stay safe so this summer will be a happy one to remember. According to the Centers for Disease Control about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.  Continue Reading…

Des Moines Area Lakes and Beaches - dsm4kids.com

With the summer heat just around the corner, it’s never too early to make plans for cooling off. Make a splash in wilder, more rugged terrain this summer.  Des Moines area lakes and beaches offer great opportunities for family fun swimming, boating and fishing.  And most of them are FREE!  So, grab your towels, sunscreen and water shoes, and enjoy some cool relief at these local Des Moines area destinations.  Make sure to visit the lake or park’s website for all the details. Continue Reading…