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Buxton Park


Buxton Park Arboretum Self Guided Tree Tour (PDF)

Buxton Park Centennial History (PDF)

Buxton Scavenger Hunt


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Benches
  3. Bike Trail
  4. Children's Garden
  5. Drinking Fountain
  6. Flower gardens
  7. Fountain
  8. Gazebo
  9. Sculptures


Both stunning and serene, Buxton Park is nestled in the center of Indianola adjacent to Simpson College. Its formal gardens, butterfly garden, ornamental fountain, wind sculptures, public art and gazebo offer a spectacular setting for intimate gatherings, photo sessions or a simple stroll in the park.

A children's garden added in 2019 invites little ones to spend time getting closer to nature with a play tunnel, interactive Natureland game, musical instruments, planter boxes filled with touch and feel plants and vegetables, and other nature-related activities.

Also home to an arboretum, the park offers a self-guided interpretive tree tour pamphlet at the display case near the gazebo. A three-tiered water fountain is ADA accessible and also offers a drink for dogs on leash.

The first park in our system was donated to the City in 1906 by Mr. and Mrs. William Buxton.  


  1. Memorial Garden

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