Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge

Des Moines Outdoor Fun wants to get you outdoors this summer and explore central Iowa. That is why we have created the ‘Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge’. The communities within central Iowa offer many parks, trails, spray grounds and more, we want you to get out and discover them.

The Central Iowa Trek the Parks Challenge will kick-off on June 1 and run until August 16. During this period of time, we encourage everyone to visit all 30 parks on our list!

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Parks

Download the official list and cross them off as you go!

  1. Terra Park: Johnston
  2. Ironwood Park: Altoona
  3. Brenton Arboretum: Dallas Center
  4. Jester Park: Granger
  5. Big Creek State Park: Polk City
  6. Walker Johnston Park: Urbandale
  7. Campbell Recreational Area: Clive
  8. Colby Park: Windsor Heights
  9. Easter Lake: Des Moines
  10. Winterset City Park: Winterset
  11. Fort Des Moines Park: Des Moines
  12. Aurora Park: Newton
  13. Ashby Park: Beaverdale
  14. Valley Church Inclusive Park: West Des Moines
  15. Miracle Park: Ankeny
  16. Greenwood/Ashworth Park: Des Moines
  17. Ashley Okland Star Playground-Ewing Park: Des Moines
  18. Yellow Banks Park: Pleasant Hill
  19. Swede Point Park: Madrid
  20. Forest Park Museum: Perry
  21. The Enabling Garden: Altoona
  22. Thomas Mitchell Park: Mitchellville
  23. Brown’s Woods: West Des Moines
  24. Annett Nature Center: Warren County
  25. Union Park: Des Moines
  26. Grant Park: Warren County
  27. Kennybrook South: Grimes
  28. Wilson Park: Valley Junction
  29. Pete Crivaro Park: Des Moines
  30. Warrior Park: Norwalk

Rules

  1. Visit a park on the Central Iowa Trek the Parks list and post a photo of you at the park using hashtag #DSMOFTrektheParks19 on Facebook or Instagram.
  2. If you visit and post on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag of all 30 parks you will be entered in to win the grand prize.
  3. If you visit and post on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag of at least 10 parks you will be entered in to win a prize.
  4. All winners will be randomly chosen and finalized by August 25, 2019. We will post the winning list above and how to claim your prize at that time.
  5. Winner will be responsible for filling out this form. This will make it easier for me to contact winners and keep track of who is participating. Winners will also be posted on THIS page!
  6. NOTE: Please make sure all social media platforms are set as public, not private, so we are able to see your photos and hashtags.

Prizes

Grand Prize

Mud Kitchen designed and built by Helps Homestead.

**Must visit all 30 parks and name will be picked randomly.

Other Prizes

Thank you to all of our sponsors including our Platinum Sponsors: Polk County Conservation, Art Terrarium, and Travel Iowa.

Central Iowa, Central Iowa Trek the Parks, Des Moines, Iowa

Central Iowa, Central Iowa Trek the Parks, Des Moines, Iowa