Polk County Conservation

Fort Des Moines Park Shelters

Currently, the two shelters at Fort Des Moines Park are not being reserved because of park construction. They are free of charge on a first come first serve basis through Memorial Day of 2016. Please continue to check our website or call 515-323-5300 for more up-to-date information.  

  • Dumpsters are located at both shelters
  • Shelters rent for $60
  • $100 deposit is required when having keg beer
  • No electricity at shelters
  • Can rent shelters from 10:00 a.m. to sunset
  • Reservations for shelters can be made online at www.mycountyparks.com.
  • Drinking fountain by both shelters

Shelter #1

Currently, Shelter #1 at Fort Des Moines Park is not being reserved due to  park construction. This shelter will be free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis through 2016. Please continue to check our website or call 515-323-5300 for more up-to-date information.  

  • 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

Reservations for Shelter #2 will continue to be available during construction. Please continue to check our website or call 515-323-5300 for more up-to-date information.  

  • 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

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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