In September 2009 the Pappajohn Sculpture Park was completed in Des Moines' Western Gateway, valued at approximately $40 million. Serving as a trustee for the Des Moines Art Center, Mr. Pappajohn helped bring the beautiful 4.4 acre park to life with his passion for the arts and generous donations. The contribution of 28 artworks by John and Mary Pappajohn has made it the most important one to this day for the Des Moines Art Centre.

Featuring artworks by 22 of the world's most renowned artists, the park is located at the entry to downtown Des Moines. Accessible and pedestrian-friendly the park truly is one of the most conveninent outdoor areas in a city!