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MacRae Park - 1021 Davis Avenue
About MacRae Park

1021 Davis Avenue

Did you know MacRae park was first named South Park?
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Established in the late 1800s along with four other parks, MacRae is located on a bluff overlooking the Raccoon River and has a commanding view of Downtown Des Moines. Also located in the higher portion of the park is one of the few remaining savanna remnants in Iowa. The park has an enclosed shelter that can be reserved for events, a lagoon with water feature, tennis courts and playground. An open-air shelter is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Enclosed Shelter (must reserve)
Off-Street Parking
Open-Air Shelter
Picnic Tables
Playground Equipment
Tennis Courts (2)