Rotary Riverwalk Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Rotary Riverwalk Park, Des Moines, Iowa, Downtown Des Moines, Principal Riverwalk, Lauridsen Skatepark, des moines parks

The Rotary Riverwalk Park is located along the Principal Riverwalk. A small park with a fun climbing piece, few swings, and a bike trail across The Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge. Also located just north is the Lauridsen Skatepark.


Name: Rotary Riverwalk Park
Address: W River Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309
Type: Places to take a walk, Places to play
Bathrooms: No, but walk into Lauridsen Skatepark and bathrooms are located there.
Shade: No
Playground: Yes, you can climb on the large bobber and few swings.
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, alongside the river. Drinking fountain located in Lauridsen Skatepark:

Official Website:

DSMOF Blog posts:

Lauridsen Skatepark – Des Moines, Iowa

Principal Riverwalk – Des Moines, Iowa

Other things nearby of note: If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back in with the interactive map!


As you can see walking into Rotary Riverwalk Park is directly linked with Lauridsen Skatepark, so you can explore both at the same time!

The bobber is always a great hit for the kids who love to climb.

There are also a few swings available.

There are also several spots to have a picnic and watch the Des Moines River.

Do not forget to take a walk over The Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge and look at the dam.


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