Des Moines: Storytime at McHenry Park


McHenry Park in Des Moines has a splash pad and natural playscape.  Hours for the splash pad are 9 am to 8 pm.  There's no parking lot, but street parking is easy to find and restrooms are near the shelter by the splash pad.

The splash pad wasn't busy this morning, but the man-made stream was very popular.  Lots of kids were splashing at the end of it in a swimming hole type area.

My boys enjoyed climbing on the natural playscape.

As you walk south from the playscape, you'll see a great view of Riverview Park which is just down the hill.  It's connected by trail and has a new playground.

We were at McHenry Park this morning for Des Moines Public Library outdoor storytime.  It was a fun mix of books, songs, a craft and parachute play.