Ashby Park: A Summer Tradition
Ashby Park is my children’s favorite place to play during the summer and for good reason. In fact, it should be listed on everyone’s 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.
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Ashby Park is located at 3200 38th St in Des Moines in the Beaverdale neighborhood.
Basic Park Details
Type: Places to play, places to take a walk, and places to get wet
Shade: Yes, partially shaded splash pool and shaded shelter
Trails: Yes, dirt trail
Water: Yes, wading pool with fountains
Official Website: https://www.dsm.city/business_detail_T6_R122.php
- Rain garden
- Tennis courts
- Picnic tables
- Reservable shelter
- Specific toddler-size playground
- Baby swings.
- Wading Pool/Splash Pool
- Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays from 12 – 6 p.m. Hours are subject to change due to the weather.
- Make a stop at Snookie’s Malt Shop for a sweet treat after playing!