Chesterfield Park a STEM-Focused Sprayground

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Chesterfield Park a STEM-Focused Sprayground

Chesterfield is a newly renovated playground and sprayground near the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The sprayground is a STEM-focused sprayground with multiple cause-and-effect elements that are unique to central Iowa. This sprayground is spread out in a larger area with a stream connecting the elements, giving kids lots of room to explore. 


Chesterfield Park is located at 2719 Scott Ave in Des Moines, one mile from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. 

Basic Park Details

Type: Places to play, places to play in water, places to play futsal, basketball, table tennis. 

Bathrooms: Yes, flushable toilets and drinking fountain

Shade: Very few trees

Playground: 5-12 year old playground, 2-5 year old playground, swings

Trails: One paved loop

Water: Sprayground

Official website:

Park Amenities

  • Open-air shelter, first come first serve
  • Basketball court – Full 
  • Futsal Court
  • Permanent Table Tennis 
  • Parking lots
  • Benches around sprayground
  • Rubber surfacing


Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 1st to September 31st, free of charge.

Make sure your matchbox car lover brings one to this playground. The 2-5-year-old playground is one of the cherished matchbox car track playgrounds in central Iowa. The 5-12 structure has a climbing tower with a double slide. There are also swings, spinners, and musical elements found here.  

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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