Labels: Arie den Boer Arboretum, Crabapple Bloom, crabapple trees, Des Moines Water Works, Des Moines waterworks, DMWW, Water Works Park Posted in Parks May 4, 2011 Crabapple Trees in Water Works Park are in Full Bloom. Don’t miss this year’s spectacular display of flowering crabapple trees in the Arie den Boer Arboretum in Water Works Park.
Adjacent to the headquarters of Better Homes & Gardens' parent company, Meredith Corporation, our Test Garden is located at the corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street in downtown Des Moines. The Test Garden serves as a display garden, a testing ground for plants, and a photography studio for our company's publications and websites.
Birdland is one of the biggest multi-functional parks in Des Moines. This park is a great place to host any occasion or to take your boat out for a spin. The off-street parking and accessible playground make this park easy to access and utilize. View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks.
This park offers a large playground, open-air shelter and lots of character. To learn more about Chamberlain Park click here. View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks. Locate Chamberlain Park using our Park Finder. View a complete list of Des Moines Parks.
Cottonwood Recreation Area is a day-use facility located in the tailwater area below Saylorville Dam. The 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.
Cowles Commons is a newly renovated outdoor space in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. Operated by Des Moines Performing Arts, it hosts concerts, community events and more! Cowles Commons is a newly renovated outdoor space in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.
About Ewing Park 5300 Indianola Avenue Des Moines’ largest park is located at SE McKinley Avenue and Indianola Avenue and has two open-air shelters, playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course (click here for a full course map), trail, pond, lilac arboretum, Children’s Forest, lots of shade, parking and open space.
Fort Des Moines Park This 117-acre park rests on a portion of the former Calvary post established on Army Post Road in 1903. Its centerpiece is a deep 14-acre lake, but the park also features picnic shelters, a children's playground, and an arboretum.
About Gray's Lake. With its many opportunities for walking, biking and other activities, Gray’s Lake Park is the “Place to Meet” in the Des Moines Metro area. The centerpiece of the park’s renewal plan is the 1.9-mile trail encircling the lake. This trail is lit and provides a beautiful, clean and safe outdoor experience.
Explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a vibrant, seven-acre public garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines. With progressive design, innovative programming and dynamic exhibits, we offer opportunities for learning, socialization and respite for gardening enthusiasts and casual visitors alike.
View the inside of the Greenwood West Enclosed Shelter. Rose Garden Brochure View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks. Locate Greenwood/Ashworth Park using our Park Finder. View a complete list of Des Moines Parks. Learn more about Greenwood/Ashworth Park by clicking here.
The Iowa Hall of Pride, located in downtown Des Moines, is an interactive celebration to all that is good about Iowa. The people that are recognized at the Iowa Hall of Pride are former Iowa students who excelled in sport, on the stage, and as great ambassadors of their communities.
The Japanese Peace Bell is a United Nations peace symbol. Cast on November 24, 1952, it was an official gift of the Japanese people to the United Nations on June 8, 1954. The symbolic bell of peace was donated by Japan to the United Nations at a time when Japan had not yet been officially admitted to the United Nations. The Japanese Peace Bell was presented to the United Nations by the United Nations Association of Japan.
One of West Des Moines oldest and prettiest parks is American Legion Park located at the corner of 4th Street and Vine Street on the east side of the city. One of West Des Moines oldest and prettiest parks is American Legion Park located at the corner of 4th Street and Vine Street on the east side of the city.
Click here to learn more fun facts about McHenry Park. Click here to view McHenry Park historical signage. Click here to view the McHenry Park Fact Sheet. View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks. Locate McHenry Park using our Park Finder. View a complete list of Des Moines Parks.
Part of an expansive trail network in the Greater Des Moines region, the 26-mile Neal Smith Trail rolls along the banks of the Des Moines River through the Ding Darling Greenway conservation area and makes its way through a variety of landscapes, including riverbanks, wildflower meadows, lakeshores, and dense forests.
Open to visitors since September 2009, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 22 of the world's most celebrated artists. The 4.4 acre park, located within a major crossroads of the urban grid, creates a pedestrian-friendly entryway to downtown Des Moines.
Located in the northeast part of the city, Pearson Park has long been a favorite among West Des Moines residents. Known for its mature trees, quaint bridge over a small brook, rolling hills and brilliant display of Daffodils each spring- Pearson Park is a 8.49 acre natural oasis apart from the busy grind of day to day life.
Pete Crivaro is a popular park here in Des Moines. The park holds two open-air shelters that can be reserved throughout the year for get-togethers, parties or reunions. View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks. Locate Pete Crivaro Park using our Park Finder. View a complete list of Des Moines Parks.
Did you know that Riverview Park was also called Kiwanis Nature Park? Learn more about Riverview Park Fundraising Campaign and the Riverview Park Project. Riverview Park Project Presentation to the Park and Recreation Board Riverview Park History Flyer View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks. Locate Riverview Park using our Park Finder. View a complete list of Des Moines Parks.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A fishing themed playground park along the Des Moines Riverwalk officially opens Friday. The Rotary Riverwalk Park is located next to the Center Street Dam. It’s one of nine focal points that have been added along the Riverwalk since its creation.
Sawgrass Park has fun tree elements with a pond for fishing and trails to walk. Information: Name: Sawgrass Park Address: 2222 SW 36th ST Ankeny, IA 50023 Type: Places to play and places to take a walk Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush Shade: Yes, shaded shelter Playground: Yes Trails: Yes, paved Water: Yes, pond Other notes: Fishing, reserve-able shelter.
State Historical Museum of Iowa. Discover Iowa’s rich heritage through a variety of exhibitions, tours, collections and unique programs and events throughout the year. Learn about life in Iowa before it became a state and the many changes that took place when settlers arrived.
Summerset Winery offers wine tastings & tours daily, live music concerts every Sunday throughout the summer, and hosts wine events all year long. Summerset Winery is the ideal location to host weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more.
Once the home of great families of wealth, today Terrace Hill is “Iowa’s Home”. At one time only the most fortunate could enter, today all are welcome to walk through these halls where the past seems ever present. When construction of Terrace Hill was completed in 1869, it was Des Moines’ tallest home owned by its wealthiest man.
*Heritage Carousel of Des Moines. Ride a carousel that harkens back to yesteryear! The Heritage Carousel of Des Moines accommodates 35 riders on 30 animals and two chariots (wheelchair accessible) and is located in beautiful Union Park. Available for parties.
The park is located right along the Raccoon River which offers great fishing and canoeing opportunities. You can fish from the river bank or put your boat in the water at the boat ramp located on the west end of the park. Walnut Woods encompasses 260 acres of wooded bottomland along the Raccoon River.
By this time next year, Des Moines should have its newest outdoor concert venue as part of a $7.8 million overhaul of Water Works Park. The park foundation broke ground Tuesday on a project that will transform 90 of the park's 1,500 acres into an amphitheater and playgrounds with room for food trucks and art vendors. Construction should take less than a year and the amphitheater will open in ...
Westchester is a great place to picnic and spend the day in the sun. Bring your family and friends to this beautiful park. View what activities may be going on in this park or other parks. Locate Westchester Park using our Park Finder. View a complete list of Des Moines Parks.
Tucked into the neighborhood, Witmer Park is a great place to walk and enjoy the scenery. A playground, pond and trail highlight the aesthics in this park. Did you know that the City was offered property for Witmer Park in 1900, but refused? Click here to learn more facts about Witmer Park.
Yellow Banks Park The 140-foot tall bluffs at Yellow Banks Park rise above the Des Moines River and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The bluffs are formed from loess soil deposited by the wind during the time of the glaciers. Hiking trails at this 552-acre park lead to scenic overlooks, an oak savanna, a Native American burial mound, and a unique backpacking camping area. This is a prime area for viewing migrating raptors in spring and fall.