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Best Public Parks in Des Moines

Expert recommended Top 3 Public Parks in Des Moines, Iowa. All of our public parks actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

EWING PARK

5300 Indianola Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320 Directions

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Ewing Park is a huge park with lots of different offerings located in Des Moines, with over 355 acres of parkland. It has a traditional playground, 18 hole disc golf, nature trail, soapbox derby track. The kids’ Forest sounds really excellent, and Ashley Oakland has a fun dirt nature trail. Ewing Park has charcoal grills, disc golf, lilac arboretum, and off-street parking. The park has three trails, a jump line, and two flow paths that start at the top of the hill in the trees.

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Picnic Pavilions, Statues, Grills, Slides, Volleyball Courts, Tables, Frisbees, Dog Parking, Playgrounds, Skatepark, Fishing, Open-Air Shelter, Lake, Green Space, Sports Place, Event Conducting Areas, Ponds, Restrooms, Gardens, Hiking, Aquatic Centre, Jogging, Swings & Walking Trail

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RACCOON RIVER PARK

2500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50265 Directions

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Raccoon River Park is the best picnic place in Des Moines, with over 631.61 acres of parkland. It has active and passive recreational activities, along with several hundred acres of natural fields for wildlife. The park has a unique shipshape, sandpit, several structures, boat access for area fishing enthusiasts and water lovers. Raccoon River Park offers a 3.2-mile asphalt/crushed rock nature way around the entire lake. It has unique playgrounds and provides fun for adults and children of all ages. The park offers nature lodge is a multipurpose space that is used for recreation programs, host weddings, business meetings, family reunions.

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Restrooms, Jogging, Tennis, Boat Ramp, Shelters, Dog Parking, Stone Benches, Bike Riding, Kids Grounds, Tables, Gardens, Playgrounds, Walking Trails, Basketball and Volleyball Courts, Green House, Sports and Event Conducting Areas & Slides

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GREENWOOD-ASHWORTH PARK

4500 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 Directions

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Greenwood/Ashworth Park is a public recreation area and one of the favorite areas for all ages in Des Moines. It has an outdoor theater, formal rose garden, nature trail, nature trail, public art, and reserve-able shelters. The park has several picnic tables, and kids can enjoy fun fossils. There are lots of shady fields, to cool off and enjoy a picnic lunch.

SPECIALITY:
Frisbees, Playground, Aquatic Centre, Children's Wading Pool, Ponds, Jogging, Restrooms, Basketball Court, Gardens, Sports Conducting, Tennis Courts, Swings, Picnic Tables, Disc Golf, Statues, Fountains, Grassy Fields, Grills, Dog Parking Areas, Large Green Space, Slides, Hiking & Tall Trees

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