Sargent Park & Fountain is one of our favorites, with a natural playscape. There is a paved trail nearby for hiking, and lots to look at in the river. There is a sandpit, so bring shovels! There is easy creek splashing access here, you can see more specific details about how to get into the water in this post.
Name: Sargent Park & Fountain
Address: 3401 E Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
Type: Places to play, places to get wet, places to take a walk
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter
Playground: Yes – natural playscape
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, fountain and river
Other notes: Really cool natural play elements, sun dial, there is easy creek splashing access here, you can see more specific details about how to get into the water in this post.. The address on the official website took me to the wrong spot with GPS so I have input the above address, which is a building across the street from the park’s parking lot. Access to Gay Lea Wilson Trail. The fountain is for playing in, not decoration.
Official Website: http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Sargent.aspx
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Other things nearby of note:
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
Bathrooms pictured above.
[Picture courtesy of Des Moines Parks & Rec}
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