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. Why is it that only east des moines splash pools are open until October and all surrounding towns, Urbandale, WDM, Ankeny are closed in August or Labor Day?

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

  3. Karen Acres in Urbandale is closed permanently.

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