Calendar

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Bounce and Play Time Program @ Grimes Community Complex Gym
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9:00am – Noon (Bounce House on from 10am-12pm)
Mondays/Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm- Room 203 is only open (no House Bounce)

Going stir-crazy at home? Need a place to get out with the little ones? Well, here’s something for you! The Grimes Park and Recreation Department sponsors a weekly Bounce and Play Time for young children and their parent/guardian at the Grimes Community Complex.

This program provides a place for parents to bring their children to play in a safe and fun environment, and it’s a great way to make new friends! This is not a structured play group, but rather an open space for kids to move around, play games, laugh, have fun and burn off some energy! We provide the space; you provide the fun and supervision! Since this is a new community program, parents are encouraged to bring a toy, game or craft project to share.

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a drop off program; all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Families can go between the Rooms 201, 203, and the gym. All Ages in the Gym, Ages 10 and under recommended only for Room 203 with the Little Tykes equipment.

Imagination Playschool @ Pioneer Columbus Community Center
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fees: Cost is $1.50 daily for 1 yrs. and older to attend.

Ages: Children 7 and under

Looking to inspire your little ones imagination and get them moving? Join us at Pioneer Columbus Community Center for the “Imagination Playschool”.

Imagination Playschool allows kids 7 and under the chance to make new friends and play on all kinds of equipment: climbing tower, imagination playground, big wheels, play houses, tumbling mats, and gymnastics.

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

¡Los Cuentos! Bilingual Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Ages 5 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Early exposure to multiple languages is beneficial to developing brains and early literacy. Native and non-native Spanish speaking children will enjoy this 30-minute story time which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs along with puppets, finger plays, and bubble fun.

Drop in program. No registration required.

Books & Babies @ Waukee Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

For infants (0-17 mo.) and caregivers. 15 minutes of songs, rhymes and books, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Class size is limited for the safety of the babies. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Indoor Playground @ Valley Junction Activity Center
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 noon – January 6 – April 8, 2020

Need to get out of the house and let that toddler run off some steam? We’ve created an indoor playground that can help get the job done. Toys, slides, and riding toys will challenge your child for a day of fun! Parents are required to stay and supervise their children.

*Indoor Playground will not be held on 3/16 or 3/18 or when West Des Moines Schools cancel classes due to inclement weather

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun. You can also purchase punch cards – 5 Plays for $40 and 10 Plays for $75.

Of course, to keep the kiddos safe, we require adult/parent supervision at all times.* We also require shoes and socks to be worn at all times in the showroom. (Closed toe shoes only.) Tennis shoes are recommended. And finally, every attendee must have a signed waiver before playing in the showroom. (Multiple kids from the same family can be included on one waiver.) Consult our showroom rules for all the details.

Water is always available or parents may bring along their own soft drinks and snacks, store them in our refrigerator, and let the kids enjoy them in our party room. We’ll even provide plates, cups, napkins, and plastic silverware.

Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

 

 

Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Toddler Time @ Waukee Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 20 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Get ready to read, dance, and play at the Altoona Public Libary! We will have a half hour of books, rhymes, and music, followed by a free play time where toddlers can play with each other.

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Movie Monday @ Valley Community Center
Jan 27 @ 10:15 am

Fun for all ages!

We will be playing a family friendly movie in the Café space on the BIG projection screen. Come join us for free fun with friends, family, and community.

Popcorn will be served free of charge too.

 

 

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Jan 27 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 6 years

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library’s space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Preschool Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Jan 27 @ 10:15 am

Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more, followed by a craft.

Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)

This is a bonding time for you and your infant that models beginning literacy skills with the use of board books, puppets, finger plays, nursery rhymes, singing, and tips to take home. An open play and social time follows. Feel free to come even if baby believes it’s naptime.

Drop-in program. No registration  required.

Bounce and Play Time Program @ Grimes Community Complex Gym
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9:00am – Noon (Bounce House on from 10am-12pm)
Mondays/Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm- Room 203 is only open (no House Bounce)

Going stir-crazy at home? Need a place to get out with the little ones? Well, here’s something for you! The Grimes Park and Recreation Department sponsors a weekly Bounce and Play Time for young children and their parent/guardian at the Grimes Community Complex.

This program provides a place for parents to bring their children to play in a safe and fun environment, and it’s a great way to make new friends! This is not a structured play group, but rather an open space for kids to move around, play games, laugh, have fun and burn off some energy! We provide the space; you provide the fun and supervision! Since this is a new community program, parents are encouraged to bring a toy, game or craft project to share.

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a drop off program; all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Families can go between the Rooms 201, 203, and the gym. All Ages in the Gym, Ages 10 and under recommended only for Room 203 with the Little Tykes equipment.

Evening Family Storytime @ Southside Library
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm

entire family
Storytelling and activities to engage the entire family!

Move and Groove @ Grimes Public Library
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm

Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages 2 + recommended

Drop-in Family Storytime @ West Des Moines Public Library
Jan 27 @ 6:45 pm
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration.
Open Swim @ Urbandale Public Pool
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

General Information & Hours

Times may vary due to holidays and/or special events.

Current Hours

Public Recreational Swimming:
Monday – Thursday: 7PM – 8:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1PM – 4PM

Special Events and Holiday Closings

  • Nov. 23   Winter Carnival. 1-4 PM
  • Nov. 28   Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 24 – 25   Closed for Christmas
  • Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30   Winter Break Open Swim. 1-4 PM
  • Dec. 31 – Jan. 1   Closed for New Year’s Eve and Day
  • Jan. 2-3   Winter Break Open Swim. 1-4 PM
  • Jan. 2     Fitness challenge begins for patrons.  Win prizes!
  • Jan. 25    Try Scuba 5-7 PM or 7-9 PM. $8 per person
  • Feb. 3     Fitness challenge ends for patrons
  • Feb. 8    Indoor Kayak Class 6-8PM
  • Feb. 14    Closes at 1:00 PM due to UHS Show Choir Invitational
  • Feb. 15    Closed due to UHS Show Choir Invitational
  • Feb. 22    Battle of the Snow Boat Races 1-4 PM.  Come race in the pool on snowman boats using snow shovel paddles
  • Feb. 26 & 27    No senior exercise or senior lap swim from 11 AM to noon
  • Mar. 4 & 5    No senior exercise or senior lap swim from 11 AM to noon
  • Mar. 13 & 14    Josh the Baby Otter Water Safety Program at the
    Urbandale Library, 10-10:30 AM, FREE
  • Mar. 16-20    Additional hours for Open Swim 1-4 PM (Spring Break)
  • Mar. 18    Carnival 1-4 PM and 7-8:30 PM ; Cost: $6 per person; $1 for annual pass holders. No group rates available this day
  • April 1    April Pool’s Day.  Come join us for the jokes and party 7-8:30 PM.
  • Apr. 11    Egg Dive during Open Swim; $6 per person; $1 for annual pass holders.  No group rates available this day
  • Apr. 12    Closed for Easter
  • May 9      Human Ball Day 1-4 PM
  • May 16    Closed for Staff Training
  • May 25    Closed for Memorial Day
  • May 30    Closed for Staff Training