Willow Springs Park in West Des Moines has a great new playground and the play structure for little ones has a cute hot air balloon theme. The playground area is partially shady, but there's many shady places for parents to sit and watch their kiddos play.
Play Structures: Ages 2-5 & 5-12 (separate structures)
Swings: traditional, toddler, adaptive
Restrooms: seasonal modern (open April 15 to October 15)
Parking: parking lot
Sports: tennis court, basketball court
Trails: 0.38 paved loop trail
Other: picnic shelter, parking lot