Polk County Conservation


little girl climbing on playground

It can become a pirate ship, a castle, a battle ship, or even an impenetrable fort. It's a place to escape reality, forget your problems, or just a good place to blow a sunny afternoon. You can climb up them or on them. You can slide down them or crawl through them, but no matter how hard you try, you can't resist them!

The following Polk County Conservation Board Parks have playgrounds that are ADA (American Disability Act) accessible. Most people, regardless of their level of ability or disability, can use these playgrounds.

The playgrounds have an average of 50 different activities and are constructed using recycled materials. Some of the activities include slides, swings, tunnels, sliding poles, cargo nets, ramps, bridges, lookout towers, and activity panels.

Jester Park:
The playground is located near Shelter #3.

Thomas Mitchell Park:
The playground is located near Shelter #2.

Fort Des Moines Park:
The playground is located near Shelter #2.

Easter Lake:
Easter Lake has three playgrounds. A new ADA accessible playground was constructed in 1998 and is located by Shelter #1. The second ADA accessible playground is located by Shelter #5. The third playground is located at the beach on the north side of Easter Lake and is not ADA accessible at this time.

Yellow Banks Park:
Yellow Banks will has two playgrounds. A new ADA playground was constructed and is located by the ball fields between Shelter #2 and Shelter #3.  A second playground is located at entrance of the park and is not ADA accessible at this time.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt:
No playground facility is located at Chichaqua.

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