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Parks & Rec

  1. Find Scooter

    April 9, 2021 - April 25, 2021 @ McVay Trail between 9th and 15th Streets

    You've had fun searching for our mascot, Scooter the Squirrel, in the pages of Indianola Magazine. Now it's time to get outdoors and search for 25 hidden pictures of Scooter as you hike the McVay Trail between 9th and 15th Streets. Please leave the pictures in the location that you find them for others to enjoy. Share your photos on Facebook or Instagam! #findscooter

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  2. Yoga (50+)

    April 21, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Activity Center

    Volunteer instructors Pam Zimmerman and Joyce Nehring lead this class for men & women age 50+. Bring a mat, towel and water bottle.

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  3. Nature Explorers

    April 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

    New craft, activity and adventure weekly. All children must be accompanied by an adult (the registration fee applies to children only). Please wear closed toe shoes and come dressed for the weather. For the safety of guests and staff please also bring and be prepared to wear a mask. We will do our best to limit the time masks need to be worn.

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  4. Stretch & Strengthen Exercise (Video class for 50+)

    April 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Activity Center

    Stretch, relax, breathe, move, laugh! Gentle workout improves balance, flexibility, strength, stamina, bone density, calmness & breathing. Free class for adults 50 or better.

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  5. Pickleball (50+)

    April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Center

    All shared equipment must be cleaned with the provided disinfectant wipes between use by different players. Masks are required.

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  6. Art Talk: Nature Session 3

    April 21, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Zoom workshop

    Join Deb Hansen and Tina Dahl, Des Moines Art Center docents, for a virtual presentation that will explore the beauty of nature found in art. In a series of three scheduled Zoom calls, Deb & Tina will share an variety of artwork and lend different perspectives. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Sign up for one, two, or all three of the sessions. All presentations are offered free of charge by the Des Moines Art Center. Session 3: Sculpture, Naturally Nature is a favorite subject of sculptors. Learn how artists represented in the Art Center's collections have taken inventive approaches in addressing this extraordinary theme. From concept to materials; from scale to emotion---it's all a part of sculpture, naturally. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before presentation.

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  7. Bullseye Camp

    April 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

    Certified archery instructor will help all skill levels (including beginners) learn about safety, parts of the bow, and how to shoot, with plenty of practice time on the range. Please dress for the weather. Masks are required. We will do our best to limit the time masks need to be worn.

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  8. Chicometrics

    April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Activity Center

    This popular deep muscle-toning program develops muscular tone and skeletal strength so you look good and feel great. Measure your progress! Aft er only 3-4 one-hour sessions, you can expect to trim as much as 1 to 2 inches from the hips, thighs, and abdominal areas. No impact based with isotonic and isometric principles for fast toning results. Also great for helping with aches and pains.

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