Waterworks Park is a lush, huge nature area near downtown Des Moines.
Address: 2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321
Type: Places to take a walk
Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush
Shade: Yes, shade trees intermittently
Trails: Yes, paved (multi-use roads shared with cars)
Water: Yes, fountain and river
Other notes: Contains the Arie Den Boer arboretum with lots of flowering crabapples and the Dale Maffitt Reservoir with a grass nature trail. Park map found here. Picturesque hanging rope swing in the park – directions found in the spring 2017 blog post linked below.
Official Website: http://www.dmww.com/parks-events/water-works-park/
DSMOF Blog posts:
Other things nearby of note:
- Gray’s Lake Park
- If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
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