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Aug 24 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Iowa's Amazing Salamanders
Amazing Salamanders!
Programs Jones Central Park
Aug 30 Friday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Movie in the Park- Wonder Park
Come out for a great family movie under the stars!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
Aug 31 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration
Come try your hand at Standup Paddleboarding!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
Aug 31 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mysterious Monarchs
Come learn about the Monarch Migration!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
Sep 5 Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Park Lake Grand Opening Celebration
Join the fun in celebrating the new Central Park Lake!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Sep 5 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tour of Hickory Grove Park
Sneak a peek of the Hickory Grove Lake restoration project.
Special Events Story Hickory Grove Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration
Come explore the lake on a Standup Paddleboard!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
Sep 16 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Sep 19 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi / Archaeology in Iowa
Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi / Archaeology of Iowa will be discussed
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Sep 28 Saturday 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cookout Contest
SMOKE! GRILL! BBQ! Join Boone County Conservation at Don Williams for a day of free activities and delicious food.
Special Events Boone Don Williams Recreation Area
Sep 28 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Learn to Canoe Class
Learn the art of canoeing at this course taught by DNR canoeing instructor, Todd Robertson.
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Oct 17 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi / Luminary Night Hike
Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi and Luminary Night Hike
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Oct 19 Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Briggs Woods Halloween Event & Fundraiser "Wildlife Safari Hike & Haunted Woods Hikes"
Go on a Wildlife Safari Night Hike on the first hike. A Haunted Woods Hike by Troop 17 will follow the Wildlife Safari Hike. The hikes are a fundraiser for the Naturalist Program and Boy Scouts so a fee of $2.00 per person applies.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Oct 26 Saturday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Little Wall Lake Halloween Event
Camper trick-or-treat and hayrides!! Awards for the best two decorated campsites. Wear your best costume!
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Nov 2 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Skillet Creek Indian Mounds Night Hike
Come join us on a night hike to view the Woodland Culture ceremonial and burial mounds located at Skillet Creek.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
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