Polk County Conservation

Fort Des Moines Park Shelters

  • Dumpsters are located at all shelters
  • Shelter 1 and 2 rent for $60, Shelter 3 rents for $75
  • $100 deposit is required when having keg beer
  • No electricity at shelters 1 and 2
  • Can rent shelters from 10:00 a.m. to sunset
  • Reservations for shelters can be made online at www.mycountyparks.com.
  • Drinking fountain at all shelters

Shelter #1

  • Shelter is handicapped accessible
  • One large grill and one 20" grill outside shelter
  • Eight picnic tables
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Modern restroom 200 yards away; not handicapped accessible, no walkway to restroom
  • Dumpster located at north end of parking lot
  • 300 yards to lake
  • Ball field nearby
  • Parking for 25 cars

Shelter #2

  • Shelter is handicapped accessible
  • One large grill and one 20" grill outside shelter
  • Eight picnic tables
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Sand volleyball court nearby (bring own volleyball)
  • Parking for 25 cars
  • Modern, handicapped accessible restroom 200 yards away
  • Playground (ADA) close to shelter, also has two grills by playground
  • Dumpster located at SW end of parking lot

Shelter #3

  • Shelter is ADA accessible
  • Stone fireplace - no firewood provided, renter will need to bring their own
  • 1 - large grill and 1 - small ADA grill outside shelter
  • 14 - 8 foot picnic tables
  • Electrical outlets
  • Outside gathering areas near shelter
  • ADA modern restroom attached to shelter
  • Drinking fountain at restoom
  • No playground, horseshoe pits nor volleyball courts at this shelter
  • Hiking trails nearby
  • Access to lake via hiking trails
  • Dumpster nearby
  • Parking for 32 vehicles plus 2 ADA vehicles

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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