About Western Gateway Park
1000 Grand Avenue
Western Gateway Park is located on 13 acres. The park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily. It incorporates a concept of a mix of green space and buildings, private and public spaces, and old and new. It includes the following buildings: Central Library, Pappajohn Higher Education Center, Arlington-Hallet Apartments, and the Temple for the Performing Arts.
Western Gateway Park is a joint effort of the City of Des Moines and the business community and serves as a catalyst for redevelopment in downtown Des Moines. This park is in the heart of the new mixed-use district and is a memorable entry into downtown as well as an attraction for the entire community.
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Runnel Water Feature
Temple Chess Garden
John and Mary Pappajohn Scuplture