Ashby Park : A Summer Tradition

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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.  The next time you are looking for something fun and free to do with the kiddos, definitely check this place out.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Ashby Park Big Play Area
Ashby Park Little Play Area
Picnic Areas
Wading Pool
Wading Pool Area
Walking Up

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

4 thoughts on “Ashby Park : A Summer Tradition

  1. Been an Iowa resident my whole life and very active in the outdoors yet I didn’t know of a few of these. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being an involved dad that explores with his kiddos!

  2. The hours for the splash pool should read
    Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, Noon – 6:00 p.m

  3. Just went to Ashby park this morning (6/3/21) and the wadding pool was not filled. Was bummed it wasn’t open.

  4. I know 🙁 I heard there is a huge shortage of lifeguards right now. Hopefully, it will open soon!

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