Park Shelter Reservations

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Make your next party or family outing special by having it in one of West Des Moines' beautiful parks. Shelter rental reservations can be made beginning on the first business day of January each year.

You can view shelter availability and submit requests for a shelter reservations online.
Click on the button below to start now!

SHELTER REQUEST BUTTON

Information needed for rental requests:

  • Start time for event set-up
  • End time for event clean-up
  • Number of guests anticipated
  • Additional permit applications needed (if applicable)
  • Contact person/payor
    • Name, Birthdate, Address, Phone and Email
  • Payment method (We do not accept American Express.)

Shelter reservations can also be made by phone with Visa, Mastercard or Discover by calling 515-222-3444 or in person with cash, check, or credit card at the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at 4200 Mills Civic Parkway. Office hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Open-air shelters that can be reserved, weather permitting, between April 15 and October 15, are located at the following parks:

Park Shelter



Capacity










American Legion Park

75 people










Brookview Park

40 people










Crossroads Park

(Rental of Crossroads Park shelter includes reservation of the adjacent open playfield.)



60 people










Fairmeadows Park

50 people










Pearson Park

60 people










Raccoon River Park

Biddle Rotary Shelter

Coneflower Shelter A

Coneflower Shelter B

Coneflower Shelter C



 

75 people

50 people

50 people

50 people











Valley View Park      75 people                     

When not rented, the shelters listed above are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.  

All other park shelters are non-reservable but are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Click here for a matrix comparing all West Des Moines' parks and their amenities

Rental Rates: $10 per hour, four hour minimum - rental time must include setup, event and clean-up. 

  • Shelter reservation fees are non-refundable. There are no refunds for cancellations.
  • Changes in event date, time or location are subject to availability and will result in a $10 change fee.
  • Events impacted by inclement weather must contact the Administrative Office at 515-222-3444 for rescheduling options within 3 business days of the event. 
  • Rescheduled dates must occur within the current calendar year.
  • Changes due to inclement weather will still result in a $10 change fee.
  • Additional permits are subject to availability and additional fees apply.  Additional permits are needed for amplified sound (DJ, band, karaoke, etc.) or tent/inflatable (bounce house, etc.)
  • The Park Shelter Rental Agreement serves as proof of your rental and event details. Please have it available during your rental.

For more information call 515-222-3444 or email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov

Brookviewview availability_request rental

Brookview Park is a adjacent to Brookview Elementary School. The park is part of a collaboration between the City of West Des Moines and the Waukee Community School District. The large open playarea is great for a team sports practice or a pick up game of ball. Due to Brookview Park's proximity to a school, alcohol of any kind is not permitted in the park.

Facilities include:

  • A rentable picnic shelter with grill (available Friday evenings after 4, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Restrooms (open April 15 - October 15, weather permitting)
  • Play equipment (shared with Brookview School)
  • Large open playfield
  • Backstop
  • Parking lot
  • Trail connection to Jordan Creek Trail system
  • Brookview Park Map

For more information please call 222-3444 or email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov

 

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