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Water Works
Park

Client
Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation
Location
Des Moines, IA
Completion date
August 2019

In 2013, Des Moines Water Works, in conjunction with the City of Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation, launched a Master Plan to create a road map for the future of Water Works Park. Water Works Park is a 1,500-acre urban park, one of the largest the in the nation, and a critical source of clean drinking water for 500,000 Central Iowans.

In 2013, Des Moines Water Works, in conjunction with the City of Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation, launched a Master Plan to create a road map for the future of Water Works Park. The plan aims to grow the park into a national treasure that celebrates clean water by not only conserving land and enhancing the park's innovative natural water filtration systems, but also offering more recreational and educational opportunities, inviting visitors from across the state and around the nation to engage in clean-water education. By combining these essential park functions with the educational mission, the power of the park becomes its ability to transform the way we think about water and act to protect it. 

Amphitheater at the park
People walking on the trail in front of the natural playscape
Children enjoying the natural playscape
Park building details
Awards
Excellence in Concrete Award, Recreational Trails
American Concrete Institute Iowa Chapter and Iowa Ready Mix Concrete Association
2019