28 Awesome Splash Pads, Spraygrounds & Wading Pools Around Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

28 Awesome Splash Pads, Spraygrounds & Wading Pools Around Des Moines

No pool? No problem. Dial up the fun water play this summer with a trip to a splash pad, sprayground or wading pool.  Bonus, most are FREE and located in local parks, so you can entertain the kids on the cheap all day long! Here’s 28 awesome splash pads, spraygrounds and wading pools in the Des Moines area.

Ankeny

Dean Park Splash Pad

SW 19th Street (SW College Avenue) • Ankeny, IA • (515) 963-3570
Dates Open: May thru September, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday; Sunrise to Sunset
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center Splash Park

12220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive • Ankeny, IA • (515) 963-3569
Dates Open: May 31 – August 12, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Prices: FREE; valid only from 10:00 – 11:45 am
Supervised

Clive

Linnan Park Wading Pool

8500 Alice Avenue • Clive, IA • (515) 440-0599
Dates Open: June 6 – August 5, 2016
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Des Moines

Columbus Park Sprayground

1921 SE 1st Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Good Park Sprayground

1103 17th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Grandview Park Sprayground

3230 Easton Boulevard • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

McHenry Park Sprayground

1012 Oak Park Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Woodlawn Park Sprayground

3126 Twana Drive • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Evelyn K. Davis Park Fountain

1400 Forest Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Sargent Park Fountain

3530 E Douglas Avenue • Des Moines, IA •(515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 2 – October 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Ashby Park Splash Pool 

3200 38th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 28 – September 11, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

M.L. King Park Splash Pool

1650 Garfield Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 28 – August 23, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Pete Crivaro Park Splash Pool

1012 SE 14th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 28 – August 23, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Union Park Splash Pool

725 Thompson Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: May 28 – September 11, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Ashfield Park Wading Pool

720 E 19th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Bates Park Wading Pool

330 Clark Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Burke Park Wading Pool

601 E University Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Chesterfield Park Wading Pool

2719 Scott Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Drake Park Wading Pool

2300 Drake Park Avenue Des Moines, IA (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Jordan Park Wading Pool

600 E Wall Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Wednesday ONLY 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Sayers Park Wading Pool

1300 Linden Lane • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Sheridan Park Wading Pool

4000 E Hull Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Stone Park  Wading Pool

2100 SE 5th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Tower Park Wading Pool

4900 Hickman Road • Des Moines, IA • (515) 237-1386
Dates Open: June 1 thru July 10, 2016
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Urbandale

Lions Park Wading Pool

72nd and Aurora Avenue • Urbandale, IA • (515) 278-3963
Dates Open: May 30 – August 9, 2016
Hours: Monday-Friday 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

South Karen Acres Park Wading Pool – CLOSED

77th and Roseland Avenue • Urbandale, IA • (515) 278-3963
Dates Open: May 30 – August 9
Hours: Monday-Friday 12:30 to 4 pm
Prices: FREE
Supervised

Aquatic Playground Splash Park

Urbandale Public Swimming Pool • 7201 Aurora Avenue • Urbandale, IA • (515) 278-3959
Dates Open: May 30 – August 9, 2016
Hours: Daily 1:00  – 4:00 pm; Evenings Monday-Friday 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Prices: Ages 2 and under are FREE with a paid adult; Patrons 3 years of age and older $4.00
Supervised

West Des Moines

American Legion Park Sprayground

301 Vine Street • West Des Moines, IA • (515) 222-3444
Dates Open: May 30 – September 5, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

Raccoon River Park Sprayground

2500 Grand Avenue West Des Moines, IA (515) 222-3444
Dates Open: May 30 – September 5, 2016
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Prices: FREE
Unsupervised

 

What is your favorite splash pad, sprayground or wading pool in the Des Moines area? Let us know in the Comments!

  1. The spraygrounds at Raccoon River are closed until the city raises funds to renovate the entire playground, which may be 5 years out. (per WDM Parks & Rec’s Facebook page, spring 2016)

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