New One-of-a-Kind Park Opens Downtown

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A fishing themed playground park along the Des Moines Riverwalk officially opens Friday.

The Rotary Riverwalk Park is located next to the Center Street Dam. It’s one of nine focal points that have been added along the Riverwalk since its creation. The playground includes a 65-foot long fishing pole with a 12-foot wide bobber at the end.

“I don`t believe there is any other park in America or maybe even the world like this,” said John Bouslog with the Rotary Club. “That`s why we wanted something unique and something special for our families of central Iowa. So that`s why we think this is a great gift to the city.”

Ten local rotary clubs came together to fund this $500,000 park. Officials are celebrating Friday at noon with a ribbon cutting.

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