Haines Park in Altoona, Iowa

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Haines Park in Altoona, Iowa

Haines Park is a beautiful park. The tall trees and beautiful landscaping invite both kids and adults to enjoy. The playground is two large climbing-focused play structures attached to monkey bars. My kids loved trying to figure out all the different ways they could climb up and over this equipment.

Off to the side is a 2-5-year-old playground that offers multiple ways for little ones to climb, go through, or slide down also offering several things to touch and discover. This playground also offers both toddler and standard swings. There is also a net merry-go-round.

Splash Pad

Haines Park, in the summer of 2024, had a new free splash pad added to the southwest corner of the park. The splash pad is about 300 feet from the playground, so be prepared if this would be an obstacle for your family. This splash pad features only in-ground sprayers, which some kids prefer. 

During the summer months, the splash pad will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Haines Park is located at the corner of 3rd Ave SE and 6th St Pl SE in Altoona, Iowa. 

Basic Park Details

Type: Places to play, places to play in water 

Bathrooms: Seasonal flushable restrooms, water fountains

Shade: Shade throughout the park. Splash Pad in open sun.

Playground: 2-5 year old and 5-12-year-old playground, also a 3rd 5-12-year-old traditional playground 

Trails: None

Water: Splash pad

Official website: https://www.altoona-iowa.com/business_detail_T12_R9.php

Park Amenities

  • Open-air picnic shelter (available for rent)
  • Tennis/pickleball courts
  • Large trees throughout the park
  • Flower garden/gazebo
  • Swings (infant bucket and traditional)
  • Parking lots
  • Open-air performance area
  • Wood chips
  • Basketball full court
  • Picnic tables/benches throughout the park

Located Near Haines Park

When at Haines Park we love to quickly stop by the Enabling Gardens in Altoona, less than a mile away at 1050 1st Ave S. We love walking through the gardens and talking about everything we see and the back kid’s area always feels like a peaceful, secret treasure.

If your dog is with you at Haines Park or they’re hanging out at home, our kids love to walk a block to Pampered Pooch Bakery and Salon in Altoona at 625 8th St SE and pick out a couple of fun treats for the pups. 

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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