McHenry Park and Sprayground is really unique and fun – the sprayground drains to a little manmade play stream so bring something small to float down it. There is a conventional playset as well as a ‘natural’ playground with logs to climb and play on. The paved trail runs beside it, with an overlook of downtown and the lake.
Name: McHenry Park and Sprayground
Address: 1012 Oak Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
Type: Places to play, take a walk, and get wet
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and partially shaded playground
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, sprayground and play creek
Other notes: Backstop, grill, sprayground, scenic overlook. The sprayground drains to a little manmade play stream. Reservable shelter.
Official Website: http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/McHenry.aspx
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Other things nearby of note:
- Connected by trail to Riverview Park
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