Ashton Wildwood Park

8755 W 122nd Street N • Jasper • Mingo, IA 50168
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Ashton Wildwood Park is a 113-acre park that boasts old upland oak-hickory woods. Walking trails provide views of forested slopes and a variety of spring wildflowers. Walking trails down the forested slopes provide a viewing of a wide variety of spring wildflowers. A half-mile walking trail features a self-guided interpretive exhibit. Visitors can pick up a guide at the park's trailhead. 


Ashton Wildwood Park has an Astronomical Observatory, managed by the Des Moines Astronomical Society. The Society holds free public viewing nights for all ages on Saturday evenings–April through October–starting around 8 p.m., weather permitting. Visit the Astronomical Society’s website or call 641-792-9780 for more information about public programs at the Observatory. 

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