American Legion Park – A West Des Moines Favorite

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American Legion Park – A West Des Moines Favorite

American Legion Park is one of West Des Moines’ oldest parks. A big draw to this city park is the fun splash pad and sprayground, but they also have some very unique playground equipment you don’t see everywhere.  I definitely recommend checking it out if you are in the West Des Moines area.  

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American Legion Park is located at the corner of 4th Street and Vine Street on the east side of the city. 


Basic Park Details

Type: Places to play and places to get wet
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and partially shaded playground
Playground: Yes
Trails: No
Water: Yes, sprayground
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Park Amenities

  • Large accessible playground for children of all ages
  • The open playfield for soccer or field games
  • Softball fields and Baseball fields
  • Splash Pad/ Sprayground
    • Open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, weather permitting
    • To conserve water, the sprays are activated by users during open hours.  There is a button that activates the sprays in 10-minute intervals.
  • Horseshoe courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis court
  • 6 Foot Half-pipe skate structure
  • Picnic area
  • BONUS! Visit on a Thursday evening in the Summer and enjoy the Historic Valley Junction Farmer’s Market

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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