The World Food Prize Foundation

The Garden

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The Gardens

Designed by the nationally recognized Hoerr Schaudt landscape architect, the World Food Prize garden is an integral feature of the Principal Riverwalk.

By adding green space to downtown, this urban oasis has helped to make Des Moines one of the most vibrant cities in America in terms of public art and architecture. Guests can view the inlaid world map, the grand fountain, as well as prominent statues of Dr. Norman Borlaug and John Ruan Sr.

The garden is available for your use and is a wonderful location for your cocktail reception and photos.

The Principal Riverwalk

It is possible to hold events at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates that extend onto the Principal Riverwalk, which is owned by the City of Des Moines. The World Food Prize section of the riverwalk, outside the Hall of Laureates, extends to the lamp posts. Reservations through the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department are required to use the entire space.

City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Contact: 
Matt Salvatore
515-248-6381 |

Credit: Brian Davis Photography

Credit: Maharry Photography


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