Greenwood/Ashworth Park and Splashground is a little confusing, but has a lot to offer! When you first pull down the street, you’ll see an outdoor theater followed by a pond with an outdoor classroom and paved trail. If you turn left and go up the hill, there is a new sprayground and the playground with the tennis courts. If you instead continue going straight, there are dirt trails past the pool. Greenwood Park is used by the neighboring Bergman Academy for recess, so be prepared for busy afternoons during the week day.
Name: Greenwood/Ashworth Park and Splashground
Address: 4500 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 (Sprayground – 100 45th St, Des Moines, IA 50312 )
Type: Places to play, places to take a hike, places to take a walk, places to get wet
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and partially shaded playground
Trails: Yes, paved trail and dirt trail
Water: Yes, pond and sprayground
Other notes: Basketball court, formal rose garden, outdoor theater, tennis court. Nature trail map here. Reserve-able shelters, Backstop, grill, public art, reserve-able shelters.
Official Website: http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Greenwood.aspx
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Other things nearby of note:
- Des Moines Art Center is within walking distance
- Ashworth Pool is within walking distance
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
Greenwood Splash Pad
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