Fairmont Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Fairmont Park, Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines parks, large slide, sprayground

Fairmont Park located in Des Moines, Iowa has a large open green space and an even bigger slide! This is a super fun park for kids looking for a thrill.

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Name: Fairmont Park
Address: 2520 E Hull Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
Type: Places to play, places to get wet

Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush
Shade: Yes, shaded picnic tables
Playground: Yes – very small play area with a few climb-on things.
Trails: No
Water: Sprayground
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Official Website:  https://www.dsm.city/business_detail_T6_R50.php

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The slide wins the show at Fairmont Park! I would recommend bringing towels with you to help go down the slide. Be careful! You definitely go quickly and fly off.

Small splash ground off to the side to get wet and cool off in.

Small little play area with a few things to play on.

Lots of large hills around. Perfect for sledding during the winter months! There is also a paved walking trail around the park.

Have you been here? Leave a comment and let people know what you think!

3 thoughts on “Fairmont Park – Des Moines, Iowa

  1. Cathy Gist says:

    I was just wondering if there are specific days the spray ground is open, so far the days we have went the water has not been available

  2. Mandee says:

    Fyi as of 10/9/19, the slide is under construction til mid November! But can’t wait to sled here this winter!

  3. Matthew says:

    Do not go down that slide if it has been raining and the s;ide is still wet etc so so dangerous now obviously I was not using my best common sense etc but soon after I started my desend down I realized instantly that u had way too much speed ended up sliding completely past the landing zone and slammed feet first with my ; leg’s bent in basically like a half squat and just braced myself for the slamming into the concrete median only like 15 feet away from the bottom of slide I sprang my ankle and brusied up my knees so so dangerous I’m so grateful; that I did not end up in the er


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