The weather in Des Moines is generally moderate with highs peaking in the upper 80s and lows in the teens.
Mary Oaks is also lucky enough to have a very strong community and government support of nature and beauty continuing to thrive within the community. This is evident through the inclusion of several beautiful man-made parks as well as countless neighborhoods in the area featuring beautiful walking paths surrounded by unique front lawn greenery.
Another must-see location is Riverview Park. This beautiful location was an amusement park from 1915-1978 which began as a zoological garden. It is now a beautiful park featuring a disk golf course, biking and walking trails, and several lake and river entrances.
Some other great neighborhood parks include Franklin Field Park, McHenry Park, Witmer Park, Beaverdale Park, Westchester Park, and Woodlawn Park, so you're never short on options.