This well maintained city park and community gardens area is a bit of a hidden gem, south of and connected to Willow Creek Park.
So often visitors to Iowa City are there either to visit college students or due to serious medical situations for family members, and may not have time or energy to be "tourists". A simple walk on the winding paved park paths or a picnic meal outdoors can be a nice break.
There's an imaginitive playground area for kids at the far end of the park, with rock boulder walls, sandboxes, bridge, play structure and slides.
1519 Teg Drive, Iowa City for main parking area
For parking closest to the playground - street parking at the end of Abbey Lane, off Mormon Trek Blvd.