Ashby Park is one of my kiddos favorite places to play during the summer. In fact it was listed as #26 on my Summer Bucket List. The reason why? Ashby Park offers a chance to play in both water and on playground equipment. On top of this it offers lots of trees for shade, which gives you a chance to cool off and have a picnic lunch in the hot Iowa Summer. Ashby Park is located at 3200 38th St in Des Moines. Hours are 10am-7pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday thru Sept 14th. The next time you are looking for something fun and free to do with the kiddos, definitely check this place out.