Big Creek State Park is home to a giant wooden playground, busy beach, and lots of paved trails.
Name: Big Creek State Park
Address: 8550 NW 142nd Ave, Polk City, Iowa 50226
Type: Places to play, places to take a walk, places to get wek
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, lake & beach
Other notes: Swimming beach, boat ramp, really unique wooden playground, marina with rentable boats and water stuff. Model airplane field, disc golf course, skiing and snow mobiling trail. Trail map: http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/parks/parkmaps/bigcreekmap.pdf
Official Website: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks-Rec-Areas/Iowas-State-Parks/ParkDetails/ParkID/610157
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[Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR]
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