Polk County Conservation

Fort Des Moines Park Shelters

  • Dumpsters are located at all shelters
  • Shelter rental prices can be found here
  • 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
  • A deposit is required when having keg beer (for reservations and pricing click here)

Shelter #1

  • Shelter is ADA accessible
  • One large grill and one small ADA grill outside shelter
  • 14 picnic tables
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Large green area adjacent to shelter
  • Modern restroom 75 feet away with ADA walkway to restroom
  • Drinking fountain at restroom
  • Dumpster nearby
  • 600 feet to lake
  • No playground at this shelter
  • 32 parking spots at shelter #1 are shared with boat ramp
  • Reserve this shelter here

Shelter #2

  • Shelter is handicapped accessible
  • One large grill and one 20" grill outside shelter
  • 8 picnic tables
  • Electricity available
  • Accommodates up to 100 people
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Sand volleyball court nearby (bring own volleyball)
  • Parking for 25 - 30 cars
  • Modern, handicapped accessible restroom 110 yards away
  • Playground (ADA) close to shelter, also has two grills by playground
  • Dumpster located at SW end of parking lot
  • Reserve this shelter here

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
  • Reserve this shelter here

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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