Big Creek State Park – Polk City, Iowa

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Big Creek State Park is home to a giant wooden playground, busy beach, and lots of paved trails.

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Information:

Name: Big Creek State Park
Address: 8550 NW 142nd Ave, Polk City, Iowa 50226
Type: Places to play, places to take a walk, places to get wek
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter
Playground: Yes
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, lake & beach
Other notes: Swimming beach, boat ramp, really unique wooden playground, marina with rentable boats and water stuff.  Model airplane field, disc golf course, skiing and snow mobiling trail. Trail map: http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/parks/parkmaps/bigcreekmap.pdf
Official Website:   http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks-Rec-Areas/Iowas-State-Parks/ParkDetails/ParkID/610157
DSMOF Blog posts:

Spring 2017 playground and trail visit
Other things nearby of note:
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!

Pictures:

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[Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR]

[Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR]

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