Due to high lake water level, several areas will remain closed until further notice.
- Campgrounds #3 & #6,
- Camground #2 (opening by 7/2…
Park and Trail Construction Updates
Great Western Trail
The Great Western Trail will be CLOSED to the public from August 11-15 to complete a construction project in the Old Army Post Road are…
Saturday, August 02, 2014Music in the Park
Join us for Music in the Park with Brian Joens for some folk, rock, and country music. Click here to learn more about Brian Joens. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to sit on.
Sunday, August 03, 2014Carney Marsh Restoration
A crew of DMACC Environmental Science students and staff have committed to volunteering on the first Sunday of every month at Carney Marsh. Be a part of this restoration effort by coming along. We will be removing undergrowth and invasive species. No experience is necessary, and equipment is provide...
Monday, August 04, 2014Nature Friends - Turtle Talk
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. The program is sponsored by Des Moines Izaak Walton League and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Fee $7, ...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014OWLS - Plant. Grow. Fly.
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. The nature program will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Jester Par...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa's reptiles. We'll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.