Union Park – Des Moines, Iowa

union park des moines iowa

Union Park is one of Des Moines’ oldest parks, with a rocket slide, carousel, wading pool, and playground. There is a formal floral garden to walk through in addition to lots of shade trees.

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Name: Union Park
Address: 725 Thompson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
Type: Places to play and places to get wet
Bathrooms:  Yes
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter
Playground: Yes
Trails: No
Water: Yes, wading pool
Other notes: .50 cent carousel rides, carousel is wheelchair accessible – more info on carousel here. Basketball, skiing, reservable shelters, formal garden, grill, tennis courts.
Official Website:   http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Union.aspx
DSMOF Blog posts:

2/17 visit
Other things nearby of note:
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!


[Photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Rec]
[Photo courtesy of Des Moines Parks and Rec]
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union park splash wading pool

heritage carousel at union park des moines iowa

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