Practice Your Climbing Skills for Free at Cohen Park

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Practice Your Climbing Skills for Free at Cohen Park

After a long wait, the city of Des Moines has finally finished and opened Cohen Park. This is a unique park located near downtown Des Moines that offers new amenities for families. It is not your typical park with a playground. Family activities include boulder climbing and an interactive ball wall. Take a look at all the details below. 


Cohen Park is located at 1000 Scott Avenue. South of the East Village in Des Moines.

Basic Park Details

Type: Places to climb, Places to play ball

Bathrooms: None 

Shade: None, very sunny

Playground: Three large boulders to climb on 

Trails: One paved walking loop

Water: A historic functioning horse water trough from 1908, with no water to play in.

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Park Amenities

Overall this is a fantastic park for teenagers or adults. The boulders are similar to ones you would find at a climbing gym that would require a membership. 

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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