Scenic Valley Park in West Des Moines, Iowa

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Scenic Valley Park in West Des Moines, Iowa

Scenic Valley Park was newly renovated in the Spring of 2023. This playground has two inviting main structures. The tall tower invites kids to climb, slide, and use their imagination. It instantly became a clubhouse for my kids and their friends. The kids loved climbing through, over, and discovering the secret areas of the 2-5-year-old geometric circuit structure. My kids loved climbing on the turf hills, running around, and playing gaga ball.     


Scenic Valley Park is located at 1223 S. 24th Court in West Des Moines, 1/2 mile from Raccoon River Park.

Basic Park Details

Type: Places to play, places to play basketball 

Bathrooms: Yes, seasonal flushable restrooms, drinking fountain

Shade: A few shade trees near the playground

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

Trails: .35 paved trail loop

Water: None

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Park Amenities

  • Open-air picnic shelter, first come first serve
  • Basketball court – Full, not lighted 
  • Large open field
  • Backstop
  • Parking lot
  • rubber surfacing
  • Gaga ball pit
  • Swings ( traditional and baby swing)
  • We-go swing (dual-use swing, accessible without transfer for wheelchair users)

Located Near Scenic Valley Park

Located just 1/2 mile from Raccoon River Park, check out all that is offered thereafter exploring Scenic Valley Park. Get lunch at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 2025 Grand Ave and an ice cream treat at Dairy Queen down the road at 2020 Grand Ave.

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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