The small burg of Windsor Heights offers the best of urban and suburban life. You have close access to attractions and amenities while enjoying the feel of a close-knit neighborhood. With amazing parks and charming tree-lined streets, it’s a great place to be a kid. If you’re a Windsor Heights adolescent, read on and let us know if we missed something.
1. At the first signs of spring you rush to Colby Park for a day of fun on the playground.
Colby Park is the signature Park for the City of Windsor Heights. The park is the site of the annual 4th of July Celebration, band concerts and other community gatherings.
2. Sidewalk? What sidewalk? When your parents tell you to “go play in the street”, they literally mean it.
Oh, the tyranny! Sidewalks are being forced on Windsor Heights residents whether they like it or not.
3. You know summer is here when you hear instruments warming up and musicians inhabit the stage in Colby Park.
The Windsor Heights Foundation sponsors Windsor Heights’ annual summer Music in the Park series.
4. When it gets close to Christmas you start watching for Santa traveling on a firetruck through your neighborhood.
Each year during the holidays, the Windsor Heights Fire Department escorts Santa through the streets of Windsor Heights to greet all of the City’s nice girls and boys.
5. You drink steamed milks in the winter and eat gelato in the summer at Grounds for Celebration.
This local coffee shop serves up a bevy of coffee drink concoctions, gelato, and lunch to locals and out of towners alike.
6. You’re lucky that one of the area’s best children’s choirs is located in your own backyard.
Heartland Youth Choir helps kids hone their vocal skills and encourage a love of music.
7. Summer Friday nights are spent under the stars watching a Movie in the Park.
The City of Windsor Heights hosts a summer family movie series Movie in the Park.
8. Every year, your birthday cake comes from The Bake Shoppe.
Known for the original “Champagne Cake”, The Bake Shoppe serves up delicious, beautifully decorated baked goods.
9. You celebrate the 4th of July with a hometown parade, live music, childrens’ activities and fireworks. Where else, but in Colby Park?
Windsor Heights is home to one of the largest 4th of July festivals in the Des Moines area.
10. Your parents’ date night means not having to leave the ‘hood. After all, that’s what Baru 66 is for!
A contemporary French bistro, Baru 66 is a perfect date-night dinner spot for parents in Windsor Heights and anywhere else!
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