Enclosed Shelter and Event Sites
Why not plan your next event at one of the 75 beautiful parks in the Des Moines park system? A city park is a great location for family reunions, birthday parties, baby showers and school outings. Our park system provides 9 enclosed which can be reserved for your private event. Seating capacity varies from 12 to 125, depending on the shelter.
Enclosed park shelters are available for rent in the following parks: Birdland, Grandview, Greenwood, MacRae, ML King Jr, Pioneer and Union. You find hours and rates for these locations below.
During the regular park season, enclosed shelters at Greenwood, MacRae, Pioneer and Union rent daily from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. for $80 Monday - Thursday and $100 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Year-round rentals are available at the following enclosed shelters, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Enclosed Shelter - Ding Darling Shelter House in Birdland Park
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. for $200
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Enclosed Shelter - Bob Mahaffey Shelter House in Grandview Park
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. for $160
Enclosed Shelter - W.C. Walker Shelter House in MacRae Park
10 a.m. and 9 p.m. for $80
Enclosed Shelter - Martin Luther King Jr Shelter House in Martin Luther Kind Jr Park
4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
2-hour minimum rental fee is $70 with additional hours for $20 each