Pete Crivaro Park and Wading Pool is a busy park, with lots to do. It has a view of the Iowa State Capitol, as well! There is a rubber footing playground with climbing web, wading pool with splash elements, disc golf course, basketball court, and lots of shaded shelters.
This is a super cool playground in Des Moines, built to be all inclusive and available for everyone to play on. There is a dirt nature trail for hiking that is perfect for young kids, too. The playground has all rubber footing, great for muddy days. Built in memory of a local realtor, you can see more about her story here.