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PermitsReservationsWhy 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 10 enclosed shelters and 47 open air shelters which can be reserved for your private event.  Seating capacity varies from 12 to 100, depending on the shelter.

Per CDC guidance and the most recent Mayor’s Proclamation Amendment, both our enclosed and open air shelters have reduced capacities. This allows for social distancing and helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. For further information on our protocols, please click here.  

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  • Open Air Shelters

Ashby Park Open Air Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 32
  • Restroom attached
  • Electric outlets on pole
  • Grills
  • Playground and Splash Pad in Park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50 per day, 10:00 am - 9:00pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Ashfield Park Open Air Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 25
  • Restroom attached
  • Grill
  • Playground and Wading Pool in Park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Belle Turner Park Open Air Shelter

  •  Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •  Capacity: 18
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Playground in park
  •  No restroom
  •  Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day  10:00 am - 9:00 pm 
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Birdland/Ding Darling Enclosed Shelter

  • Open Year Around (Heat/Air Conditioning)
  • Capacity: 100
  • Handicap accessible
  • Restrooms inside
  • Prep area with electric outlets
  • Off street parking
  • Playground nearby
  • Grills
  • Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $160 Monday - Thursday, $300 Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
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  • Open Air Shelters

Brook Run Park Open Air Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 18
  • Handicap Accessible
  • No electric
  • Portable restroom
  • Playground
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Chamberlain Park Open Air Shelter

  •  Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •  Capacity: 18
  •  No electric
  •  Portable Restroom
  •  Playground
  •  Grill
  •  No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Cheatom Park Open Air Shelter

  •  Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •  Capacity: 50
  •  Electrical Outlets
  •  Restroom attached
  •  Grill
  •  Playground
  •  No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Columbus Enclosed Shelter

  • Rentable Year Around (Heat and Air-conditioning)
  • Capacity: 64
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restrooms Inside
  • Prep Counter with Electric outlets
  • Grill
  • Playground and Spray Ground in Park
  • Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $160.00 Monday-Thursday $250.00 Friday, Saturday or Sunday
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  • Open Air Shelters

Columbus Park Open Air Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •  Capacity: 18
  •  No electric
  •  Portable Restroom
  • Playground and spray ground in park
  •  No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am-9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Drake Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •  Capacity: 32
  •  Restroom attached
  • Grill
  • Wading Pool in park
  •  No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Evelyn K Davis Park North Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 80
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Restroom attached
  • Grills
  • Playground and Spray ground in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Evelyn K Davis Park South Open Shelter

  •  Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 48
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restroom in park
  • Grills
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm 
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  • Open Air Shelters

Ewing Park Ashley Oakland Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 24
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Playground in park
  • Restroom in park
  • Electric Outlet
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Fairmont Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 24
  • Grill
  • Playground and Spray ground in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Good Park Open Air Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 32
  • Portable restroom
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Playground and spray ground in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Grandview Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 50
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Playground in park
  • Electric Outlet
  • Restroom attached
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm 
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Grandview-Mahaffey Enclosed Shelter

  • Open Year Around (Heat/Air Conditioning)
  • Capacity: 50
  • Restroom inside
  • Prep area with 2 sinks
  • Additional seating under canopy outside
  • Off street parking
  • Playground nearby
  • Grills
  • Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $180 Monday - Thursday, $200 Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
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  • Open Air Shelters

Greenwood Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 24
  • Restroom in park
  • Playground and spray ground in park
  • Grill
  •  No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Greenwood-Jay Spence Enclosed Shelter

  •      Open Year Around (Heat/Air Conditioning)
  •      Capacity: 35
  •      Handicap Accessible
  •      Public Restrooms attached
  •      Prep area with sink and electric outlets
  •      Playground & Spray ground nearby
  •      Grill
  •      Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  •      $160.00 Monday-Thursday  $200.00 Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  •      Reserve Online
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  • Open Air Shelters

Laurel Hill Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 24
  • Handicap accessible
  • Portable Restroom
  • Grill
  • Playground in park 
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm 
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  • Enclosed Shelters

MacRae W.C Walker Enclosed Shelter

  •    Open Year Around (Heat/Air Conditioning)
  •    Capacity: 44
  •   Handicap Accessible
  •    Restrooms Inside
  •    Prep area with sink and electric outlets
  •    No playground
  •    Grill
  •    Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  •    This shelter is located by tennis courts
  •    $160.00 Monday-Thursday  $200.00 Friday, Saturday or Sunday
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Martin Luther King Enclosed Shelter

  • Open Year Around (Heat/Air Conditioning)
  • Capacity: 80
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restrooms Inside
  • Kitchen Area-sink, refrigerator, oven and microwave oven
  • Playground and splash pool nearby
  • Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $130.00 for first two hours, and $40.00 each additional hour
  • Monday-Friday 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Saturday or Sunday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

McHenry Park North Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 64
  • Handicap accessible
  • Restroom attached
  • Electric Outlet
  • Playground and Spray ground in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

McHenry Park South Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 60
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Electric Outlets
  • Playground and spray ground in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Pete Crivaro Park Large Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 100
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Prep area with electric outlets
  • Grills
  • Restrooms in park
  • Playground and Splash Pad in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $75.00  10:00 am-3:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm $140.00-10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Pete Crivaro Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 32
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Electric Outlet
  • Restrooms attached
  • Grill
  • Playground and Splash pool in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Pioneer Park Enclosed Shelter

  •   Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •   Capacity: 50
  •   Public restrooms
  •   Prep area with electrical outlets
  •   Playground
  •   Grill
  •  Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $80.00 Monday-Thursday  $100.00 Friday, Saturday or Sunday
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  • Open Air Shelters

Pioneer Park Large Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 100
  • Electric Outlets
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restroom in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $75.00 10:00 am-3:00 pm or 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm $140.00 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Pioneer Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 18
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restroom in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Prospect Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 32
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restroom in park
  • Playground in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Redhead Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 12
  • Playground in park
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am to 9:00 pm 
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  • Open Air Shelters

Riley Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 36
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Portable restroom
  • Grill
  • Playground in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am to 9:00 pm 
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  • Open Air Shelters

Sargent Park East Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 20
  • Portable Restroom
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am to 9:00 pm 
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  • Open Air Shelters

Sargent Park West Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 20
  • Handicap accessible
  • Playground and spray ground in park
  • Restroom in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Sheridan Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 24
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Playground in park
  • Grill
  • Restroom in park
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Tower Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 50
  • Restroom in park
  • Playground and spray ground in park 
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Union Park East-Bill/Nellie Ritchie Enclosed Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity:  50
  • Electrical outlets on wall
  • Portable Restroom
  • Grill
  • Playground and splash pool in park
  • Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $80.00 Monday-Thursday  $100.00 Friday, Saturday or Sunday
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  • Open Air Shelters

Union Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 24
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Restroom attached
  • Playground and Splash Pad in park
  • Grill
  •  No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am -9:00 pm
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  • Enclosed Shelters

Union Park West-Margaret Swanson Enclosed Shelter

  •   Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  •   Capacity: 50
  •   Handicap Accessible
  •   Restroom Inside
  •   Prep area with sink and electrical outlets
  •   Playground and Splash Pad in park
  •  Grill
  •  Alcohol allowed (can beer only)
  • $80.00 Monday-Thursday  $100.00 Friday, Saturday or Sunday
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  • Open Air Shelters

Westchester Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 50
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Playground in park
  •  Portable restroom
  • Grill
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am-9:00 pm
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  • Open Air Shelters

Woodlawn Park Open Shelter

  • Rentable Mid-April to Mid-October
  • Capacity: 18
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Playground and Spray ground in park
  • Portable restroom
  • No alcohol allowed
  • $50.00 a day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
  • Reserve Online
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