Walker Johnston Park is a huge park, with several playgrounds, unique equipment, a pond, and a large slide built into the hill. During the summer there is a “story walk” around the pond, with different pages from a book displayed along the path. See the map below to get a sense of where things are in relation to one another!
Name: Walker Johnston Park
Address: 9000 Douglas Avenue Urbandale, IA 50322
Type: Places to play, places to take a walk
Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and shaded playground
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, pond
Other notes: Baseball diamond, skate park, soccer field, tennis courts, public art, fishing. Reserve-able shelter. There is a gaga ball pit at the nearby Valerius Elementary (visible from the south side of the park, and walking distance).
Official Website: http://www.urbandale.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Walker-Johnston-Park-39 Tennis court here: http://www.urbandale.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Walker-Johnston-Tennis-Courts-49 Skateboard park: http://www.urbandale.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Walker-Johnston-Skateboard-park-47
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Other things nearby of note:
- connected by trail to Urbandale Library
- walking distance to the Urbandale Demonstration Garden
- close by to the Jackaline Dunlap Arboretum
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
Photos below are a mixture of pictures taken from Des Moines moms including Leslie H. and Tara J.
Shady softball park below!
Have you been here? Leave a comment and let people know what you think!