Polk County Conservation

Jester Park Shelters

  • Dumpsters are located at entrance, playground area, campgrounds, and Discovery Pond
  • Shelters #3, 5 & 6 rent for $60. Shelters #2 & 4 rent for $50.
  • $100 deposit is required when having keg beer
  • Shelters #3, 5 & 6 have electricity and water.
  • Can rent shelters from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • All shelters are ADA Accessible
  • Reservations for shelters can be made online at www.mycountyparks.com.

Shelter #2

  • 16 picnic tables
  • Two large grills (ADA) and one small grill
  • Located on east side of golf course
  • Parking for 40 cars
  • Sand volleyball court w/net (bring your own ball)
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Pit latrine - 50 feet from shelter (not ADA accessible)
  • Modern restroom 1/4 mile from shelter
  • No water, dumpster, or garbage cans
  • Will need to haul garbage to closest dumpster in park

Shelter #3

  • One large double grill (ADA) and one small grill
  • 12 picnic tables
  • Located near playground - 50 yards
  • Located near modern restroom (ADA) - 50 yards
  • Parking for 30 cars
  • 1/4 mile to lake
  • Partially open area with mature trees
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Large open area
  • Sand volleyball court w/net (bring your own ball)
  • Dumpster - 100 yards by restroom
  • Electricity, water hydrant, lights

An open air mini-shelter is located across from Shelter #3. This can be reserved in conjunction with the Amphitheater. Within the shelter is one large grill and four tables. It is 150 yards from the restroom.

Shelter #4

  • One large grill (ADA) and small grill
  • 10 picnic tables
  • Lake view
  • Large fire ring on east side of shelter (with two park benches)
  • 200 yards to modern restroom (ADA)
  • Area large enough for volleyball
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Parking for 35 cars
  • Water hydrant
  • Dumpster - 100 yards

Shelter #5

  • Electricity, drinking fountain, lights
  • One large grill (ADA) and one small grill
  • 10 picnic tables
  • Located in wooded setting across from Discovery Pond
  • Accessible Pit latrine - 15 yards
  • Horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes)
  • Enough room for volleyball or maybe softball
  • Parking for 20 cars
  • No garbage cans
  • Dumpster located 150 yards south of shelter across from Discovery Pond

Shelter #6

  • Electricity, water hydrant, lights
  • One large grill (ADA) and one small grill
  • 10 picnic tables
  • Located across from bison and elk exhibit
  • Pit latrine - 250 yards (ADA)
  • Open site surrounded by heavy timber
  • Horseshoe pits (bring own horseshoes)
  • Parking lot for 20 cars
  • No dumpster or garbage cans
  • Dumpsters are located at front gate, playground area, and across from Discovery Pond

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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