2019 Luncheons
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JourneyMakers' Luncheons

Luncheons are held at the Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand, downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

Our meeting room at the Y is Knapp Learning Center - Suite C. It is ideally located on the main floor, just west of the Y’s reception desk and photo wall, down the hall to your right, and past the vending machines. Suite C is at the far end of the hall and the last door on your right. Be on the lookout for our signs, they will help guide the way.

Skywalk Accessible

The Wellmark YMCA is accessible from the Grand Avenue Skywalk. Take either the stairs or elevator at Grand Avenue to street level. Entry doors to the Y will be just to the east.

For those using the the Skywalk system, there is a free Skywalk app… Skywalk DSM. Using your current location, it directs you to your destination and includes real-time construction, closure updates, and, detour routes so you can get where you want to go. You can get the app at GogglePlay (for Androids) or the AppStore.


For those driving, there is meter parking available on the streets surrounding the Wellmark YMCA. If you are in need of change for the meter, seek out one of us setting the luncheon up in Suite C; we have a supply of quarters for this purpose.

Also, there are several parking garages in the area. The Wellmark YMCA is Skywalk accessible from the 5th & Keo City of Des Moines Parking Garage, which is located on the east side of 5th St. across from the Y. If you are a member of the YMCA, you can bring your parking ticket into the Y for validation, your cost for parking will be $1.00 for 2 hours, which you will need to pay at the Y’s reception desk. Please note that they can only accept cash and coins. This cost-savings applies to Y members only.  All others will pay for their parking at the normal rate as they exit the ramp.  

For directions to the 5th & Keo City of Des Moines Parking Garage, please click here.

Second Thursday of each month. There is no luncheon in December.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Come and go as your time allows

The Wellmark YMCA
501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

*No Reservations Required
*No Charge for Lunch – free will offering appreciated