Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum is a delightful hidden urban garden, donated to the city by a couple who lived nearby. There is a short loop of paved path, with a modern shelter. Lots of benches and picnic tables are spread throughout the shady park. There are several garden sculptures and planted gardens, with a connection to the nearby paved trail.
This is a great spot to take toddlers and preschoolers to bike; the path is long enough to let them go for awhile before turning or stopping, but not far enough to have any adult bikers.
Name: Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum
Address: 3040 Sherry Lane Urbandale, IA 50322
Type: Places to take a walk
Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush
Shade: Yes, shaded paths and places to sit
Trails: Yes, paved
Other notes: Public art, benches, picnic benches.
Official Website: http://www.urbandale.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Jackaline-Baldwin-Dunlap-Park-and-Arbore-75
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Other things nearby of note:
- Coronado Park is within walking distance
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
[Photo courtesy of Urbandale Parks & Rec]
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