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Park for kids

Des Moines, Iowa
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116 reviews
Park for kids

I am planning on stopping for a picnic lunch on our way from Iowa to Wyoming. I have been to Falls Park and know it is nice. However, I don't remember any playground equipment there and would like my kids to be able to run off a little energy. Could you suggest a nice park for a picnic AND play?

South Dakota
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11. Re: Park for kids

Well, hopefully the OP is a helicopter parent and will watch them closely at the falls. :) Two drownings in eastern SD this year involving kids falling off fishing docks of all things. Makes this momma nervous.

WI
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12. Re: Park for kids

yeah and hopefully no more mom/daughter/bison selfies as there were in Yellowstone this week. We saw tons at Custer State Park. Common sense really goes a long way. Safety is important.

Des Moines, Iowa
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13. Re: Park for kids

I hadn't been on here since I made my decision for Falls Park! I am so surprised by all responses! We did stop and my kids had a blast climbing and jumping off rocks into the grass in the picnic area, away from the water. We did walk over and throw some rocks in the water at a flat, sandy area by the upper falls. I am definitely more helicopter parent than not (especially when water is anywhere near) and no, a broken ankle on vacation does not sound fun, just as my seven year old breaking her arm the day before we went to Florida was not fun. :) Luckily it was not an issue this time. Now, to figure out our stops for the treck back home. Thanks again!

South Dakota
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14. Re: Park for kids

Glad you had a nice time and the rest of your trip goes well.

WI
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15. Re: Park for kids

Glad you had a good stop there and hope the rest of the trip goes well.

16. Re: Park for kids

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