Cool Off at One of These 28 Des Moines Area Splash Pads & Wading Pools - dsm4kids.com

Cool Off at One of These 28 Des Moines Area Splash Pads & Wading Pools

Lazy days at the pool are a summer must. Even better?  Getting soaked at a local splash pad or wading pool. You and your tot will be happy to cool off without taking a dunk or forking over much — all but one are FREE.  Here’s 28 Des Moines area splash pads and wading pools that will help you keep your cool this summer.

Ankeny

Splash Pad

Dean Park – SW 19th Street (SW College Avenue)
Open May thru September; Park Hours; FREE; Unsupervised

Splash Park

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center – 12220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Open May 28th – TBD; Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 11:45 am; FREE; Supervised

Clive

Wading Pool

Linnan Park – 8500 Alice Avenue
Open June 8th thru August 7, Monday-Friday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Des Moines

Spraygrounds

Columbus Park – 1921 SE 1st Street
Good Park – 1103 17th Street
Grandview Park – 3230 Easton Boulevard
McHenry Park – 1012 Oak Park Avenue
Woodlawn Park – 3126 Twana Drive

All are open May 2nd thru October 11th; Daily, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; FREE; Unsupervised

Fountains

Evelyn K. Davis Park – 1400 Forest Avenue
Sargent Park – 3530 E Douglas Avenue

Both are open May 2nd thru October 11th; Daily, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; FREE; Unsupervised

Splash Pools

Ashby Park – 3200 38th Street
Open May 23 thru August 25; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

M.L. King Park – 1650 Garfield Avenue
Open May 23 thru September 13; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Pete Crivaro Park – 1012 SE 14th Street
Open May 23 thru September 13; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Union Park – 725 Thompson AvenueOpen May 23 thru August 25; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Wading Pools

Ashfield Park – 720 E 19th Street
Open June 1 thru July 10; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Bates Park – 330 Clark Street
Open June 1 thru July 10; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Burke Park – 601 E University Avenue
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Chesterfield Park – 2719 Scott Avenue
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Drake Park – 2300 Drake Park Avenue
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Jordan Park – 600 E Wall Avenue
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Wednesday ONLY, Noon – 6:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Sayers Park – 1300 Linden Lane
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Sheridan Park – 4000 E Hull Avenue
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Stone Park – 2100 SE 5th Street
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Tower Park – 4900 Hickman Road
Open June 1 thru August 12; Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; FREE; Supervised

Urbandale

Wading Pools

Lions Park – 72nd and Aurora Avenue
Open May 30th thru August 9th; Monday-Friday 12:30 to 4 pm; FREE; Supervised

South Karen Acres Park – 77th and Roseland Avenue
Open May 30th thru August 9th; Monday-Friday 12:30 to 4 pm; FREE; Supervised

Splash Park

Aquatic Playground (Urbandale Public Swimming Pool) – 7201 Aurora Avenue
Open May 30th  thru August 9th;  Daily 1:00 to 4:00 pm; Evening Monday-Friday 7:00 to 8:30 pm; Ages 2 and under are FREE with a paid adult; Patrons 3 years of age and older $4.00; Supervised

West Des Moines

Spraygrounds

American Legion Park – 301 Vine Street
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day; Daily 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; FREE; Unsupervised

Raccoon River Park – 2500 Grand Avenue
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day; Daily 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; FREE; Unsupervised

 

What is your favorite splash pad in Des Moines? Let us know in the Comments!

  1. Above online it says Lions park wading pool is open 12:30 pm but the sign on the wading pool gate is 1 pm 😞

  2. Karen Acres in Urbandale is closed permanently.

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