Greenwood/Ashworth Park, Pond, and Splashground – Des Moines, Iowa

Greenwood Ashworth Park, Pond, and Splashground

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.

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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
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and partially shaded playground
Playground: Yes
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.
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Other things nearby of note:



Ashworth Trails

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Greenwood Splash Pad

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Greenwood Park

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Greenwood Pond

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[Photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Rec]
[Photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Rec]
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