Special Family Events

Easter Egg Hunt                                         
Saturday, April 11: Fill your baskets at Pleasant Hill's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Doanes Park. There are three age groups: 4 and under, 5-7, and 8+. Event is held the Saturday before Easter, rain or shine. 
 April Springtime Hill Climb
Saturday, April 6: This 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run takes you through the streets and trails in Pleasant Hill. Click here for more information.
 May  Bike Month Iowa
Bike Month celebrates weekend trail riders, daily commuters, RAGBRAI rollers, and lovers of all things bikes in Central Iowa. Registered Bike Month bicycle riders receive free access to Chill on the Hill during scheduled dates. Click here for more information about Bike Month.
June  Chill on the Hill
Friday, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 12: This event offers live music from 6-9 pm at Copper Creek Lake Park. Event is hosted by Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce. Must be 21+. Click here for more information.
 Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 6: This event is held at Copper Creek Lake Park from 8-11 am for kids ages 13 and under. The first 150 kids receive a free t-shirt and door prize. Raffle drawing will be held around 11 am. Participants should bring a fishing rod, extra bait and tackle. Parents are required to attend this event with their child. Click here to view the flier.
 June Pleasant Hill on Wheels
Tuesday, June 18: This free event provides kids of all ages an opportunity to climb on a snowplow, backhoe, dump truck, tool cat and fire truck. Event is held in the west parking lot of the library. Click here for more information.
Family Fun Fest
Saturday, July 27: Event was created especially for families with inflatables for children of all ages and a "Movie in the Park" in the evening. Attendees are allowed to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets while they enjoy the outdoor movie. Event is free of charge. The inflatables will be ready at 4:30 pm, and the movie will begin at dusk at Copper Creek Lake Park. Click here for more information. 
 August River Run Garbage Grab
Friday, Aug. 18: This event allows volunteers the opportunity to remove trash from the river or along its adjacent trails. Click here for more information.
 October Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 18: This event is allows kids to come enjoy games, snacks, and prizes while wearing their Halloween costume. Event is held at Doanes Park Youth Center from 6:30-8 p.m.
 December Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 7: Bring your family and have breakfast with Santa, which includes; pancakes, sausage, milk, and juice. Santa will be available for photos and kids can enjoy face painting and a book fair. Event is held at Doanes Park Youth Center from 8 - 11 a.m.
 December Family Fun Night
Saturday, Dec. 7: Families can enjoy bingo and purchase books. Food is provided. Event is held at Doanes Park Youth Center from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Additional Information

If planning any type of special event, an appointment must be scheduled with the Parks and Recreation staff by calling 515-262-9368.