Polk County Conservation

Easter Lake Park Celebration & Mark C. Ackelson Trail Grand Opening

Monday, April 15, 2019

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Celebrate the long-awaited grand re-opening of Easter Lake Park with us on Sunday, June 23 from 1 - 5 PM! Activities will take place on the lake's north side near the beach, located off of Watrous and Evergreen Avenue in Des Moines.

Complimentary shuttles will be provided from the designated parking area - please follow the signs - to the beach. Biking is encouraged, as there will be a complimentary bike valet station and bike safety checks provided by The Street Collective of Greater Des Moines.

Get hands-on with one or all of these fun, summer activities:

• Grand Opening Ceremony @ 1:30 PM
• Bike Ride with Mark C. Ackelson @ 2 PM
• Rain Garden Talks @ 3 & 4 PM
• Walk with a Doc - Dr. Groos of UnityPoint Health @ 3:30 PM
• Pontoon Boat Rides
• Canoeing
• Seed Ball Making
• Pond Studies
• Insect & Scavenger Hunts
• Fish Indentification
• Hands-On T-Shirt Screen Printing *$15 for Adult Shirts | $10 for Youth Shirts
• Fishing Pole Casting
• Water Quality Testing
• Native Plant Giveaway
• Free Water Bottles Courtesy of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines*
• Free Ice Cream Sandwiches Courtesy of Hy-Vee Euclid*
*Water bottles & ice cream while supplies last

Easter Lake Project Partners:

  • Polk County Conservation
  • Easter Lake Watershed Project
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • City of Des Moines
  • Polk Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service

Contact Us

Administration Office
12130 NW 128th St
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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