The Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center is a beautiful place to walk. There are nine trails and a natural playscape. Each trail is about half a mile, which is perfect for little legs.
My 6 year-old boys loved the nature play area. There are tunnels, a swing and so many places to climb. There are a few parking spaces near the play area, and then up the hill is a parking lot and portable restroom. The pavilion is in the same area, and is a great shaded place to have a picnic lunch.
Nature Club is a program offered every other Thursday and is split into two sessions - one for ages 2-5 and one for school-age kids. Today's theme was Iowa Amphibians.
Our last stop was the labyrinth. There's a parking lot nearby and from there look for the sign pictured below because the labyrinth cannot be seen from the road.