30+ Free Des Moines Metro Wading Pools, Spraygrounds, and Fountains

A list of over 30 free spraygrounds, wading pools, and fountains in Des Moines. Includes surrounding suburbs and cities like Ankeny, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Altoona, and more.

Are you ready for summer weather and looking for free places to get wet around Des Moines? I have the list for you! Sharing free play fountains, spraygrounds, and wading pools with pictures. There is a link to a DSMOF page with more information about the site listed under each one. I’ll be doing round-ups of area pools, area beaches, and area creeks to creek stomp in as well, so subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss them! Be sure to stay safe and check out some of our favorite summer gear essentials in this post here.

Please click each name to be taken to a review of each park. Please note we are working to update reviews and images of all parks. If you would like to submit a note or image to be included in our reviews, please submit them here.

Fountains & Water Features

Cowles Commons Lauridsen Fountain

Evelyn K. Davis Park and Fountain – Des Moines, Iowa

Prairie Heritage Park- Altoona, Iowa

Sargent Park & Fountain- Des Moines, Iowa

 

Western Gateway Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Wading Pools

Ashby Park and Wading Pool- Des Moines, Iowa

Ashfield Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Burke Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Chesterfield Park and Wading Pool- Des Moines, Iowa

Jester Park – Granger, Iowa

Jordan Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Linnan Park – Clive, Iowa

Lions Park and Wading Pool – Urbandale, Iowa

MLK Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

 

Pete Crivaro Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Sayers Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Stone Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Tower Park and Sprayground – Des Moines, Iowa

Union Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Sprayground

Greenwood/Ashworth Park, Pond, and Splashground – Des Moines, Iowa

Bates Park and Wading Pool- Des Moines, Iowa

Columbus Park & Sprayground – Des Moines, Iowa

Crestbruck Park – Ankeny, Iowa

Greenwood/Ashworth Park, Pond, and Splashground – Des Moines, Iowa

Dean Park and Sprayground – Ankeny, Iowa

Drake Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Fairmont Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Fox Creek Park in Waukee, Iowa

Good Park and Sprayground – Des Moines, Iowa

Park Visit: Grandview Park in Des Moines, Iowa

Johnston Town Center Splash Pad – Johnston, Iowa

Legion Park and Sprayground – West Des Moines, Iowa

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center and Splash Pad – Ankeny, Iowa

Sheridan Park and Wading Pool – Des Moines, Iowa

Sunrise Park and Sprayground – Ankeny, Iowa

Woodlawn Park and Sprayground – Des Moines, Iowa

Notes!

You can see all of the above places on a map below! Find the main map, that includes these sites along with pools, hiking trails, playgrounds. etc. on this page.

I’d love it if you pinned the image below, don’t forget this list so you can get outside and get wet!

A list of over 30 free spraygrounds, wading pools, and fountains in Des Moines. Includes surrounding suburbs and cities like Ankeny, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Altoona, and more.

4 thoughts on “30+ Free Des Moines Metro Wading Pools, Spraygrounds, and Fountains

  1. Ashlee says:

    Can I have a list of these? Something I can screen shot so I can keep the list. I am excited for summer

    Reply
  2. Heather Patterson says:

    The “printed list with addresses and hours for easy access? Get yours here!” link does not work! Is it possible to have this updated?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Erin Huiatt says:

      So sorry about that! It is now updated and working.

      Reply

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