Ashby Park and Wading Pool- Des Moines, Iowa

Ashby Park and Wading Pool is a popular park with lots of options – a large wading pool with sprayers, two playgrounds, and a small nature trail.

dsmof disclaimer

Ashby Park and Wading Pool is a popular park with lots of options – a large wading pool with sprayers, two playgrounds, and a small nature trail.

Information:

Name: Ashby Park and Wading Pool

Address: 3200 38th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

Type: Places to play, places to take a walk, and places to get wet

Bathrooms: Yes

Shade: Yes, partially shaded splash pool and shaded shelter

Playground: Yes

Trails: Yes, dirt trail

Water: Yes, wading pool with fountains

Other notes: Backstop, grill, rain garden, tennis courts, picnic tables, and a reservable shelter. Specific toddler size playground. Baby swings.

Official Website:  http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Ashby.aspx

DSMOF Blog posts:

Other things nearby of note:

If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back in with the interactive map

Pictures:

Ashby Park recently received an upgrade in playground equipment and we made a special visit to check it out. The kids loved all of the climbing opportunities and playing ninjas. Here is a closer look at all the fun!

There are two separate play areas. Once for little kids shown below.

Below are pictures of the playground for older kids.

There are tons of picnic tables, a shelter, and green space. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the morning or afternoon playing and splashing (in the Summer).

When we made our visit it was the tail end of winter so the splash pad was not open yet, but this is definitely a popular spot in Des Moines during the Summer months!

They also offer tennis courts so bring your racket and tennis ball for a fun game.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.