Park Use Permits

Des Moines Parks and Recreation issues park use permits for special events and activities within the park system.  Availability and rates vary per site and can be found on the Reserve Options page.

Permit requests include:
  • Athletic Venues
  • Concerts
  • Enclosed and Open Shelters
  • Open Space Rentals
  • Sports Complexes
  • Trail Events
  • Wedding Venues
For more information on permits, please contact: 

Laura Murphy
Parks and Recreation Superintendent
Des Moines Parks and Recreation
1551 East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Email: lbmurphy@dmgov.org
Office: 515-237-1404