Spring is Coming!
Spring seems to be coming early this year, but we may be fooled yet! However, it been a great winter to get out and enjoy nature and what our town has to offer! Altoona is set apart by all it has to offer! Numerous trails connecting to larger systems; close to a dozen parks, most fairly new, for children to enjoy; several ponds with geese and for fishing; library; Aquatic Center; Children's Theater; the list goes on. One of my favorite spots that is unique to Altoona is the Enabling Garden,s located behind Hy-Vee. The gardens are supported by the Polk COunty Master Gardeners and are a great place to get away without getting out of town! And in addition, there are several tourist attractions to enjoy, including the up and coming Outlets of Des Moines, while still remaining a charming little town appeal. Altoona will celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2018 to boot.