Otter Creek Park in Ankeny

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Otter Creek Park in Ankeny, Iowa

Otter Creek Park is conveniently located just off I-35 in the northern part of Ankeny. With wide open spaces, a well-maintained baseball field, golfing, and a playground, Otter Creek Park is a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon!


NE 36th ST and NE Delaware Avenue in Ankeny.

Basic Park Details

Name: Otter Creek Park
Type: Places to play
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter
Playground: Yes
Official Website:

Park Amenities

  • Backstop
  • Baseball Fields
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Grill
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment
  • Restrooms

Baseball Field

Otter Creek Park has a well-maintained baseball field with a backstop and golf access. Activity registration for the Otter Creek Junior and Pee Wee Golf programs, as well as rental information for the ball field, can be found online here.

Otter Creek Playground

The playground is great for active kids of all ages and includes a parent/child swing as well as a smaller playground along with a larger one! Active kiddos will stay plenty entertained with several things to climb, slide, and enjoy.

The Shelter

Pack a picnic lunch to complete the afternoon and enjoy some shade under the open-air picnic shelter, which can comfortably host 10-20 people and is perfect for a small, intimate gathering. There are also trees providing shade over grassy areas, perfect for a blanket picnic.

Summer sunshine is calling – enjoy an afternoon at Otter Park and make fun summer memories!

Michelle Jarnagin

Michelle Jarnagin

My name is Michelle Jarnagin and I live with my husband Dave and our son Devic in Des Moines. We have two Chihuahuas - Loki and Ollie. I work full time as a social worker and Dave is the stay-at-home parent in our household. Devic is currently in Kindergarten and will be entering 1st Grade this fall. In our free time, our family enjoys walking with the dogs, exploring parks and playgrounds, and visiting bowling/arcade centers. This summer you're likely to find us at the baseball fields for Devic's second season or enjoying one of the many festivals/activities Des Moines has to offer.

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