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…
Wednesday, July 30, 2014Nature's Story Hour - Snakes Alive
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Thursday, July 31, 2014Discover Your Parks - Play with Clay
Hunt for banks of natural clay during a walk down Paw Creek. Plan on getting wet and muddy as we use our imaginations to play with clay, and who knows what else we may discover along the way! Participants are encouraged to wear close-toed shoes that will not be pulled off in mud (i.e., not flip-flop...
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, ...