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Parks & Rec

  1. Pickard Campground Closed due to Knotfest

    September 21, 2021, All Day @ Campground

    The Pickard Park Campground will be closed from September 21 - 26 due to Knotfest. Concert organizers have rented the campground for this event that will draw 30,000 visitors to the city on September 25.

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  2. Afternoon Adventures Speaker Series: Life, Loves & Little-Knowns

    September 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Activity Center

    Enjoy an uplifting, engaging, and interactive afternoon with author, speaker and work-life coach Aaron Putze. The West Bend native and Waukee resident is a 26-year veteran of the ag communications profession and a big fan of Iowa and its people and communities. He’s the author of two books: Destined for Greatness — The Story of Chuck Long and Resurgence of Iowa Hawkeyes’ Football and YOU Are Destined for Greatness: Stories of Inspiration & Empowerment. Aaron has traveled more than a half-million miles crisscrossing Iowa’s rolling countryside and experiencing the best of Iowa living! His presentation will entertain, enlighten and inspire — you’ll laugh and learn (and perhaps even shed a tear). Aaron has keynoted groups throughout the Midwest so be prepared for a captivating afternoon and presentation filled with beautiful photos and fun stories! Books will be available for purchase (signed and personalized!)

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  3. Fall Camp Adventure

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

    Join us for a Fall Camp Adventure at Wesley Woods! Each week we'll explore camp, get to know new friends, and try a new activity. Try your hand at archery, climb the rock wall, master the obstacles of the low challenge course, and make your own tie-dye t-shirt! 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. All participants will receive an email directly from Wesley Woods providing instructions for completing an online health/waiver form.

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