What’s New in Des Moines this Summer 2022


Triumph Park Waukee. Des Moines MomThere is always a new business or activity to try in Des Moines! From tasty new restaurants to places to play and everything in between. Here are a few of the new places to check out this summer.

7 New Things in Des Moines

Cinnaholic | 505 East Grand Ave Suite 101

This locally owned and operated bakery specializes in custom gourmet cinnamon rolls and homemade cookie dough, brownies, and cookies. And bonus, they are 100% vegan, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free.

Triumph Park | Waukee

The 66-acre park features 12 softball/baseball fields, Greater Iowa Credit Union Miracle League® Field, EPIC Inclusive Playground, an 11-acre pond with an accessible fishing pier, and other park amenities.

Monsterama |  3104 S.W. Ninth St. Suite 1

Show your kids how you played on vintage ’80s and ’90s era arcade games, also pinball, and classic gaming systems. Featuring a full-service menu Wednesday through Saturday and grab-and-go 7 days a week

503 Cocktail Lab + Tasting Room | E Locust St

Follow this new modern cocktail lounge with a tasting menu on Facebook to keep up-to-date on special dinners and tastings and specials from day to day.

Barrett Park | 156th Street &, Waterford Rd, Urbandale

Check out the newest natural playscape in the metro area. Made with naturally found materials like logs, stumps, and rocks, it encourages kids to get creative with their play.

LIVE Hydration Spa West Des Moines | 2900 University Ave Suite 160
West Des Moines

They use intravenous (IV) fluids with minerals, vitamins, and amino acids to alleviate unwanted symptoms, boost immunity, and support performance/recovery. Check them out at one of their pop-up locations before their official location opens.

The Breakfast Club | 5525 Mills Civic Pkway, West Des Moines

One of our brunch favorites now has a second location! Expect the same fun take on brunch with delightful libations, but a closer drive for those in the Western suburbs. 

Looking for more summer fun? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Des Moines


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