Enabling Garden – Altoona, Iowa

the enabling garden in altoona iowa

Enabling Garden is an interactive children’s garden designed to use all 5 senses, designed to be accessible for everyone. It has on display: unique public art, a meditative water feature, rain garden, and illustrates gardening for individuals with physical impairments.

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Information:

Name: Enabling Garden
Address: 1050 1st Avenue South in Altoona, 50009
Type: Places to visit and places to take a walk and places to take your dog.
Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush
Shade: No
Playground: No
Trails: Yes, along the Vern Willey II Trail (paved)
Water: Yes, water features to look at (but not play in). Pond nearby.
Other notes: Interactive children’s garden to use all 5 senses, bottle tree, miniature garden, unique public art, meditative water feature, rain garden, illustrates gardening for individuals with physical impairments. Dog friendly. Ducks to see nearby. Fun i-spy game idea, on their website.
Official Website:   http://www.enablinggardenpcmg.org/
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Other things nearby of note:

  • Within walking distance of Prairie Heritage Park’s splash pad

If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!

Pictures:

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The above shot isn’t actually in the enabling garden, it is in between the garden and the Prairie Heritage Park splash pad that is within walking distance. There are docks for the pond and lots of ducks and snails to see.

 

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  1. I headed there early this morning for the first time with my kiddos!!! I took some great pictures of the area if you would like to use them just shoot me and email 🙂

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