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Westwood is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa. The borders of the neighborhood are to the north Grand Avenue, and on the east the border is the eastern boundary of Greenwood Park. The southern border is in Ashworth Park and the western border is 1st Street and the Frisbee Park neighborhood. Walnut Creek runs through this neighborhood.

The homes in the Westwood neighborhood are older and on large, greenery-lush lots. There are many mature trees along the narrow roads and there are also sidewalks. Homes are in a variety of styles, and many of them are brick.

Greenwood Park is located within the Westwood neighborhood. It is the home of the Des Moines Art Center. The collection at the art center is only surpassed by the amazing architecture of the building that houses it. It is a combination of the work of three of the premier architects of the 20th century, Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier. Among the artists whose work is on display at the art center are John Singer Sargent, Edvard Munch and Henri Matisse. Greenwood Park is also the home of the Sylvan Theater which was built in 1937 and today is a popular site for wedding and other outdoor events.

The Clair and Miles Mills Rose Garden is also located in Greenwood Park. In the summer and fall the area is sweet with the perfume of all the roses. There are paths to walk and enjoy both the sight and the scent of this garden.

Ashworth Park forms the southern border of the neighborhood and offers many outdoor activities. There is a pool, a wading pool, trails, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas and shelters, and much more. This is a heavily wooded park and one that is very popular with residents.


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