Enrichment Programs

American Boating Course


Learn the essential information to operate a boat: boat handling, seamanship, necessary equipment, boat trailering, and much more. This course exceeds educational requirements in all states and a test is given at the conclusion of the course to qualify you for a Washington Sate Boaters education certificate. Bring a sack lunch. Fee includes textbook interactive CD and all materials. Students are responsible for picking up supplies.
  • Instructors: Poverty Bay Power Squadron
  • Age 12 - Adult, $38
  • Public Works and Park Service Center - 2255 S. 223rd St.
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Saturday  Jun. 3 8:00 - 4:00 pm Public Works and Parks Service Ctr.

Dog Obedience


Love your dog but all the chewing, jumping,barking and little “accidents” testing you? Dog Obedience should turn your little “terror” into a well-behaved pet. Proof of vaccination is required at first class.
  • Instructor: Jan Magnuson, Animal Control Officer, Champion Trainer.
  • Dogs 4+ months
  • $95R / $105NR
Day 
Date  
Time
Location 
Thursday Apr. 6 - May 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Field House
Thursday  May 23 - June 27 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Field House
*No Class 11/24

Enhance Fitness


Improve physical conditioning levels and decrease the risk of falling with stretching, low-impact aerobics, strength training and balance exercises. Gym-type shoes are required (no sandals) and a water bottle is recommended. Co-sponsors: Group Health & Senior Services. 
  • Instructor: Yu San Gartz
  • Adults
Day 
Date 
Time 
Price 
Location 
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday 
 
  Field House 
  Apr. 4-28 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am**
$36  
   May 2-30 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am $39  
  June 2-30 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am $42  

Kokondo Martial Arts


Learn basic karate including blocks, kicks and strikes. Emphasis placed on effective street self-defense; you will learn to defend yourself against punches, grabs, chokes, bear hugs and more.
  • Instructor: Gerry Flock
  • $31R/$38NR
  • Age 12+
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Wed./Fri.  Apr. 5-28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri.  May 3-31 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri.  June 2-30 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House

Tai Chi


This class will introduce the basic movements of Tai Chi with focus on the fundamentals of the practice and emphasis on relaxation. By the end of the 6 weeks, students will have learned a beginning Tai Chi pattern from the Standard 24 form. This course is geared toward students who are new to Tai Chi, but all students, regardless of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable, loose clothing.  
  • Instructor: John Lindsay
  • Adults
  • $60
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Mon/Wed  Apr. 10 - May 10 11:00 - 12:00 pm Beach Park Dining Hall
Mon/Wed May 15 - Jun 19 11:00 - 12:00 pm Beach Park Dining Hall

Sunday Walks!


Gary McNeil with Des Moines Legacy Foundation is hosting local walks the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11am and interested individuals should meet at the base of the fishing pier at the Des Moines Marina unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, May 21
Sunday, June 18 *Meet at Saltwater Park Restrooms