West Side Stories show

West Side Stories

Summary: A monthly podcast featuring the staff and friends of the West Des Moines, Iowa, Parks and Recreation Department

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  • Artist: West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department
  • Copyright: West Side Stories

Podcasts:

 How Programs Are Planned | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:17

In the third episode of West Side Stories, Allison speaks with two members of the recreation division of West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department. She asks them how they came to be professionals in the field, what steps are involved in creating a new program, and how they stay on top of recreation trends. They also provide insight into program inclusivity and program staffing.

 How Parks Are Planned | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:48

In the second episode of West Side Stories, Allison speaks with two members of the parks division of West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department. She asks them how they came to be professionals in the field, what steps are involved in creating a new park, if there are any common myths about their job they want to debunk. They also provide insight into playground safety certification and what their favorite parks are.

 Parks and Rec in Real Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:38

In the debut episode of West Side Stories, Allison speaks with the administrators of the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department. She asks them why they chose careers in the parks and recreation field, what a typical work day looks like, and if there are any common myths they want to debunk. There are also a few funny stories of experiences that they often say could have been scripted into the sitcom "Parks and Recreation".

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