Park Visit: Grandview Park in Des Moines, Iowa


We’ve driven past Grandview Park a few times, usually on the way over to the Iowa State Fairgrounds and trying to avoid traffic, but never stopped in. We took advantage of my birthday and a warm snap to go explore the trails. I have to say, this park had an unprecedented amount of trash (I try to always pick up trash/recyclables when we hike, but usually don’t completely fill the bag!). On top of the normal garbage, there was a ton of broken glass along the trails in addition to a few seriously gag-worthy personal items covered in bodily fluids. Trash can happen anywhere – but based on this particular trip, I wouldn’t recommend bringing dogs, for fear of cut paws, or little kids who still put everything in their mouth unless they are up in a carrier.

You can see more specific details on the Grandview Park page or check out its location on the interactive map.

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