Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge
Des Moines Outdoor Fun wants to get you outdoors this summer and explore central Iowa. The communities within central Iowa offer many parks, trails, spray grounds and more, we want you to get out and discover them.
The Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge will kick-off on June 1 and run until August 15. During this period of time we encourage everyone to visit all 30 parks on our list!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge. It was so much fun following everyone on social media as they explored central Iowa. Take a look at the stats!
Iowachica (Sara Schroeder) – Grand prize winner of the Mud Kitchen
nicoleyoung_6 – Hike it Baby Annual Membership and Trail Book
Renee Kowlessar – $25 fresh produce from Dogpatch Urban Gardens + reusable DUG bag
Erin O’Connell – Goddess Garden Organics goodies
jenakline – $50 Scheels gift card
bruncase – $50 REI gift card
All winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize! Remember that anyone who completed at least 10 parks or more are welcome to a Tinkergarten Celebration. There are two dates available (September 1 + September 4). Please fill out this form if you would like to join.
Download the official list and cross them off as you go!
- Terra Park: Johnston
- Ironwood Park: Altoona
- Brenton Arboretum: Dallas Center
- Jester Park Natural Playscape: Granger
- Big Creek State Park: Polk City
- Walker Johnston Park: Urbandale
- Campbell Recreational Area: Clive
- Colby Park: Windsor Heights
- Centennial Park: Waukee
- Winterset City Park: Winterset
- Evans Park: Adel
- Aurora Park: Newton
- Ashby Park: Beaverdale
- Raccoon River Park: West Des Moines
- Miracle Park: Ankeny
- Greenwood/Ashworth Park: Des Moines
- Ashley Okland Star Playground-Ewing Park: Des Moines
- Yellow Banks Park: Pleasant Hill
- Swede Point Park: Madrid
- McColl Park: Woodward
- Little Bridge Park: DeSoto
- Trindle Park: Van Meter
- Billy O Philly Park: Norwalk
- Annett Nature Center: Warren County
- Union Park: Des Moines
- Zo-El Annett Woods: Warren County
- Redfied City Park: Redfield
- Wilson Park: Valley Junction
- Pete Crivaro Park: Des Moines
- Westchester Park: Des Moines
- Visit a park on the Central Iowa Trek the Parks list and post a photo of you at the park using hashtag #DSMOFTrektheParks on Facebook or Instagram.
- If you visit and post on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag of all 30 parks you will be entered in to win the grand prize.
- If you visit and post on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag of at least 10 parks you will be entered in to win a prize.
- All winners will be randomly chosen and finalized by August 25, 2018. We will post the winning list on our site (Des Moines Outdoor Fun) and how to claim your prize at that time.
- Winner will be responsible for contacting Des Moines Outdoor Fun to claim prizes as we will only have social media handles to go by.
- NOTE: Please make sure all social media platforms are set as public, not private, so we are able to see your photos and hashtags.
Mud Kitchen designed and built by Helps Homestead.
**Must visit all 30 parks and name will be picked randomly.
- Hike it Baby Des Moines Annual Membership + Trail Book
- $25 fresh produce from Dogpatch Urban Gardens + reusable DUG bag
- A package of goodies from Goddess Garden Organics
- $50 Gift Card to Scheels
- $50 Gift Card to REI
Everyone who visits at least 10 parks will receive a special discount code for $15 off the Fall Tinkergarten session. They will also be invited to a free trial class of Tinkergarten + celebration to celebrate everyone who participated in the challenge.