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!
Download the official list and cross them off as you go!
- Terra Park: Johnston
- Ironwood Park: Altoona
- Brenton Arboretum: Dallas Center
- Jester Park: Granger
- Big Creek State Park: Polk City
- Walker Johnston Park: Urbandale
- Campbell Recreational Area: Clive
- Colby Park: Windsor Heights
- Easter Lake: Des Moines
- Winterset City Park: Winterset
- Fort Des Moines Park: Des Moines
- Aurora Park: Newton
- Ashby Park: Beaverdale
- Valley Church Inclusive Park: West Des Moines
- Miracle Park: Ankeny
- Greenwood/Ashworth Park: Des Moines
- Ashley Okland Star Playground-Ewing Park: Des Moines
- Yellow Banks Park: Pleasant Hill
- Swede Point Park: Madrid
- Forest Park Museum: Perry
- The Enabling Garden: Altoona
- Thomas Mitchell Park: Mitchellville
- Brown’s Woods: West Des Moines
- Annett Nature Center: Warren County
- Union Park: Des Moines
- Grant Park: Warren County
- Kennybrook South: Grimes
- Wilson Park: Valley Junction
- Pete Crivaro Park: Des Moines
- Warrior Park: Norwalk
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- NOTE: Please make sure all social media platforms are set as public, not private, so we are able to see your photos and hashtags.
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**Must visit all 30 parks and name will be picked randomly.
- One year membership to The Brenton Arboretum
- Gift package from Tinkergarten
- $75 gift card to Bass Pro Shops
- Gift package from Goddess Garden Organics
- Gift package from Back Country