Parks, Facilities & Trails

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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

 

 

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Scenic Peony Park

Peony Park provides a great place for people to socialize and play in this northwest West Des Moines neighborhood. The park name refers to the former name of the location (Peony Farm) that was owned by political cartoonist and conservationist J.N. "Ding" Darling. Several Peony plants have been re-introduced on the site to provide a wonderful spring show each year.

Facilities include:

  • Picnic shelter with grill (first come, first serve)
  • Restrooms (open April 15 - October 15, weather permitting)
  • Play equipment
  • Large open playfield
  • Basketball court
  • .35 mile loop trail
  • Backstop
  • Parking lot

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

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