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3 Best Public Parks in Des Moines, IA

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!

RACCOON RIVER PARK

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

Here’s The Deal:
Raccoon River Park is one of the most popular and beautiful parks in Des Moines. It has over 631.61 acres of parkland. The park provides boat access for area fishing enthusiasts and water lovers. The park provides active and passive recreational experiences, along with hundred acres of natural areas for wildlife. The park has a fishing pier, boathouse, boat ramp, soccer complex, softball complex, charcoal BBQ grill, multi-use trail, nature lodge, and ice rink. The path is perfect for a stroll or bike ride around the lake. The half-acre sized area provides entertainment for kids and adults of all ages. The nature lodge is a multipurpose space used for recreation programs, host weddings, business meetings, family reunions.

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

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Mon-Sun: 7am - 10pm

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EWING PARK

5300 Indianola Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320 Directions

Since 2001

Here’s The Deal:
Ewing Park is a spacious, beautiful park located in Des Moines. It is 355 acres of parkland. The park has a traditional playground, 18 hole disc golf, nature trail, soapbox derby track. The park has three trails, a jump line, and two flow paths. Ewing Park has a children's play area, a nature conservation area, and beautiful paths. Ample parking areas are available. The park is open year-round, and the entrance is free for everyone.

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

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Mon-Sun: 6am - 10pm

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GREENWOOD-ASHWORTH PARK

4500 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 Directions

Here’s The Deal:
Greenwood-Ashworth Park is a public recreation area located in Des Moines. It is one of the favorite areas for all ages. There is a new sprayground and a playground with tennis courts. The park has lots of shady fields to cool off and enjoy a picnic lunch. Greenwood-Ashworth Park has an outdoor theater, formal rose garden, nature trail, nature trail, public art, and reserve-able shelters. The park has wheelchair access.

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

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Mon-Sun: 6am - 10pm

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