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Greenwood Park - Sylvan Amphitheater

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Sylvan Theater was first opened in Greenwood Park in 1931 to a standing room only audience of approximately 1500 people. Renovated with new bench style seating for approximately 200 people in 2004, it is one of about 15 "local historic landmarks" within the City of Des Moines.  It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nestled in the shade of ancient towering oak trees, the outdoor amphitheater offers an oasis where one can reflect, view the beautiful surroundings, watch families and couples stroll, bike or play in the park. The rental fee for weddings or private parties is $350 for the first 2 hours (minimum) and each additional hour is $150.00.  For any fee based events, the rental fee is $750.00 for 1/2 day (6:00 am to 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm)  

Capacity: 200

Restroom: Portable restroom along park road.

Facility availability:

You can check facility availability.

515-237-1386 parks@dmgov.org 4500 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312