Southwoods Park – West Des Moines, Iowa

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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.

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Information:

Name: Southwoods Park
Address: 350 S. 35th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265
Type: Places to hike and places to take a walk
Bathrooms: No
Shade: Yes, partially shaded trail
Playground:No
Trails: Yes, paved and dirt
Water: Yes, creek
Other notes: 9 hole disc golf course, nature/hiking trails, natural waterfall. There is easy creek splashing access here, you can see more specific details about how to get into the water in this post.
Official Website:  http://www.wdm.iowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/48/1433
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[Photo courtesy of West Des Moines Parks and Rec]

 

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