Brook Run Park in Des Moines, Iowa

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Brook Run Park in Des Moines, Iowa

Brook Run Park is a classic neighborhood park in NE Des Moines. My kids love the improvements completed in the park in 2023. The classic but large spread out playground structure has many different ways to climb up and slide down. 

With the improvements to the park, rubber tile surfacing was added, an all-inclusive merry-go-round, a couple of sensory boards, and a spinner. On the large swing set, they also added a bucket swing. My kids also loved running around the new large paved loop that goes around the basin.


Brook Run Park is located at 4901 E Douglas in Des Moines, less than a mile away from Altoona.

Basic Park Details

Type: Places to play, places to walk 

Bathrooms: Yes, seasonal portable restroom

Shade: Shaded throughout the park, some near the playground

Playground: 5-12 year old playground

Trails: paved large loop around the south basin, paved trail connecting to Village Run neighborhood.

Water: None

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Park Amenities

  • Open-air shelter, available for rent
  • The large paved trail loop
  • Parking lot 
  • Rubber tile surfacing 
  • Swings ( traditional, baby swing, molded bucket swing) 
Kaci Kennedy

Kaci Kennedy

Kaci is an adventurer and park enthusiast. She will often be exploring Central Iowa parks and finding hidden treasures with her five kids. Most of all, Kaci enjoys sharing all of her discoveries with those around her. Give her a follow on Instagram at @kennedysdoparks.

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