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



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  • Wilson Park

    Wilson Park
    1. Address:298 9th St.
      West Des Moines, IA 50265
    2. Phone:(515) 222-3444
    3. Capacity:N/A
    1. Backstop
    2. Basketball Court
    3. Grill
    4. Multi-Use Trail
    5. Parking Lot
    6. Picnic Tables
    7. Play Equipment
    8. Restroom Building
    9. Shelter - first come, first serve
    10. Soccer/Playfield
    11. Tennis Court
    1. Parks


Formerly known as the east end of Holiday Park, Wilson Park was renamed in 2001 to recognize Don Wilson for his many years of service on the West Des Moines Park Advisory Board. Mr. Wilson served on the Park Board in the 1950's and helped facilitate the purchase of what is now Holiday Park.

Facilities include:

  • Picnic shelter with grill (first come, first serve) 
  • Restrooms (open April 15 - October 15, weather permitting)
  • Play equipment
  • Backstop
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Large open playfield
  • Trail connection to Holiday Park
  • Parking lot

For more information please call 222-3444 or email

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