Parks, Facilities & Trails

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The weeks-long process of winter weatherization of WDM parks has started. Please be aware that this means water has been turned off to park restrooms and drinking fountains. 

Digital Parks and Trails Map - Interactive map of the West Des Moines parks and trails system. Use to find a nearby park or to measure trail distances.

Printable Parks and Trails Map - A comprehensive map of the West Des Moines parks and trails system

Printable Park Amenities Matrix - A listing of the amenities available at each park in West Des Moines

Tobacco and Nicotine-Free Parks - View the FAQ's about this new ordinance

Trail Ethics - Things to keep in mind when using trails

City Code - Learn more about park rules and regulations in Title 7, Chapter 11

P&R Special Events Application Materials 

Open Water Swim Permit Application

Volunteer Information/Release Form

For more information please call 222-3444 or email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov

 

 

Search the listing of West Des Moines facilities, click each photo to find out more.

Pearson Shelterview availability_request rental

Located in the northeast part of the city, Pearson Park has long been a favorite among West Des Moines residents. Known for its mature trees, quaint bridge over a small brook, rolling hills and brilliant display of Daffodils each spring- Pearson Park is a 8.49 acre natural oasis apart from the busy grind of day to day life.

Facilities include:

  • A rentable picnic shelter with grill
  • Restrooms (open April 15 - October 15, weather permitting)
  • Play equipment
  • Large open playfield with shady areas provided by mature trees
  • Basketball court
  • Parking lot

For more information please call 222-3444 or email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov

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