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Sat, Jan 8, 2022  |  Union Park

Join us at the first Embrace Winter DSM event at Union Park!!! Will there be snow?? Either way you can count on some fun outside! The event takes place from 1-4pm, come and go as you can. Bring the kids, compete in a scavenger hunt, ride the carousel, and try your hand at snow painting before warming up at Captain Roys!

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Snow Angels
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Sat, Jan 15, 2022  |  Grays Lake

Join us at Grays Lake from 1-4pm. Stretch your legs on the walking loop with fun stops along the way, like bird watching, games and trivia before making your way to Confluence for a half-price beer!

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Sat, Jan 22, 2022  |  Waveland Park

Join us at Waveland Park! Before dark kids can try their hand at some "winter olympics" before a hike or snowshoe to the Observatory for a star presentation and some hot cocoa. Enjoy warming up by the fire pits back at the clubhouse and don't forget to take home some Fat Joe's pizza!

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FORE! Our Parks!

Best-Ball Golf Tournament & Bike Ride

Fri, Jun 17, 2022  |  Waveland Golf Course

Join us for the 9th Annual FORE! Our Parks golf outing and bike ride at Waveland Golf Course. Learn about Des Moines’ parks while supporting the economic, environmental, health and recreational benefits they provide central Iowans. More details coming soon for 2022's event! 

Paddle board

For a complete list of events with the

Des Moines Parks and Recreation, please visit their website - HERE