Smash Park

Smash Park

Last night was the soft opening for Smash Park, a new venue in West Des Moines that offers a little bit of everything for everyone. There's a full kitchen, multiple bars — indoors and outdoors, eight pickleball courts, a 21+ area, and multiple other games such as giant connect four and jenga. My friends and I have been pretty excited about this place since we first heard about it. So, of course we wanted to go experience it right away.

The outdoor area is in the front, so you walk through it to get inside, which I think gives a great first impression. Outside there are two pickleball courts, two giant connect four games, a couple of bag sets, ping pong, three giant shuffleboards, and more. And that's just on the outside...

We got there around 7:00 pm, so we ate first. I got the Backyard Burger and fries — it was pretty good. And I must say, they have great ranch! Two of my friends got the pickle burger and loved it, they especially said the coleslaw is delicious. My other friend got the veggie wrap. And as you can see, we all got moscow mules. I just got a regular one, which was really well done and the other three got the Berry Blaster. I tried theirs and it was good, but if it's too sweet, you can ask the bartender to skip the simple syrup — three of us thought it was better that way.

The Deck, which is what they call the 21+ area, has plenty of tables, shuffleboard, foosball, as well as a few other games. The Hall, which is the main dining area, is also a great size and has mini connect four games so you can play while you eat.

After dinner, we walked around and got a feel for the place. We briefly played bags then opted for some Jenga when it finally opened up. I'm not sure when my friends and I got so good at Jenga, but our game lasted forever, I swear! On top of all of the fun games they have outside, they also have little seating areas where you can just chill with friends. 

Smash Park officially opens tomorrow, September 7th. During the soft opening, pickleball was free, but when it's open to the public, it'll cost $10 for 30 minutes. You also have to put your name on a list to get on a court. When you first walk inside, you'll see a front desk area. That's where you pay, sign up, and get your ball and paddles. They also have rule cards if you've never played before — that was the case for me and my friends. We were pleasantly surprised and can't wait to go back and play again! 

Overall, Smash Park was super fun! There's something for everyone of all ages. My friends and I talked about going back on a Saturday to watch college football — they also have TVs around the bar and in the dining areas.

Shelbie Renee

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