Valley View Aquatic Center is a popular pool, with a lazy river, water slides, competitive pool, and kid’s pool. The kid’s pool has a fun playground structure in the water, however I personally found it difficult to keep an eye on both of my two young kids with the way the equipment was arranged and prefer Clive Aquatic Center for little people.
Southwoods Park is a hidden gem – there is a short paved trail that loops around a natural wildflower area with lots of birds. A dirt nature trail goes off from the paved one, down a few flights of wood stairs and connects to a shallow creek bed. There is easy creek splashing access here, you can see more specific details about how to get into the water in this post.