Fort Des Moines Park
Transformed from a historic Cavalry Post, Fort Des Moines Park now offers visitors an outdoor oasis surrounded by urban activities.
This 135-acre park features a rare stand of aspen trees, a native tree arboretum, outdoor classroom, 3-season shelter, and a 14-acre pond surrounded by a trail. Spend the day fishing, picnicking, hiking, or playing on our modern playground facilities. A volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and picnic shelters are a few other park amenities.
- Playground near Shelter #2
- Nature Trails
Summer |6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | April 1 - October 31
Winter | Sunrise - Sunset | November 1 - March 31
Unless Otherwise Posted
Lakeside Trail: 1.1 miles | Difficulty: Easy
Savanna Loop Trail: 0.7 Miles | Difficulty: Easy
Prairie Trail: .0.5 Miles | Difficulty: Easy
Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all trails within PCCB lands. The only exceptions are for maintenance, law enforcement, and emergency vehicles. This restriction does not apply to a manual-operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by an individual with a mobility disability, e.g. wheel chair.