Western Gateway Park is a large open greenspace downtown, including the sculpture garden, a long pool/fountain called the Runnel Water Feature, and chess garden. It’s a great place to take kids to run around and burn off steam or dip feet to cool off.
Name: Western Gateway Park
Address: 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Type: Places to visit, places to get wet
Water: Yes, water fountain
Other notes: The Runnel Water Feature is a low fountain that is perfect for splashing.
Official Website: http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/WesternGateway.aspx
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Other things nearby of note:
- The Pappajohn Sculpture Park is included in the Western Gateway Park
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
[Photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Rec]
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