Friday Finds – Pirate Park

Posted at 9:01 pm on April 26, 2018

Throughout the summer I will be documenting a few of my favorite parks around town! Greater Des Moines is bursting with amazing public parks and I want to make sure I’m sharing my favorites for others to know!

This week’s Friday Find is Ironwood Park in Altoona …aka Pirate Park. With a pirate theme, you and your kids can set sail on a pirate ship, walk the plank or even visit an Easter Island Moai!  Aside from the playground equipment, this park has all the amenities your family needs for a nice afternoon outing.  There is a shaded shelter, bathroom and water fountain.   Plus, it is right on the Altoona bike trail circuit!

Even if you do not live in Altoona, it is worth the drive. Altoona has a lot of great things to offer. Have you been to Outlets of Des Moines yet? Altoona is just a short drive from Des Moines and also has easy interstate access. It also happens to be home to Ironwood South where these awesome Jerry’s Homes are!

Just a reminder, Friday Finds is a way to show people the best local places to visit. If you have one you love and want the world to know about, please let me know so I can include it!

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