Park Highlights

Bike (road or mountain), paddle, jog, picnic, fish, hike, ride horseback, and more — all within one park! For more information on the trail system, visit City of Des Moines’ official website.

Arie den Boer Crabapple Arboretum

You can find one of the world’s largest collections of flowering crabapple trees at Water Works Park. The arboretum was named after its developer, horticulturist, and author, Arie Den Boer.

Off the Beaten Path

Go explore the bike paths and trails located off of George Flagg Parkway. Choose from miles of paved trails or hit the dirt! Hike, walk, run, bike (road or mountain), ride horseback, canoe, kayak, and more all within Water Works Park.