About MacRae Park
1021 Davis Avenue
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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.
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Enclosed Shelter (must reserve)
Pond with Fountain
Tennis Courts (2)