Park Shelters & Ball Fields
Polk County Conservation offers 21+ picnic shelters and an amphitheater for families and groups to enjoy within our parks.
Shelters Available for Rent:
- Easter Lake Park
- Fort Des Moines Park
- Jester Park
- Mally's Park/Trails End Wildlife Area
- Thomas Mitchell Park
- Yellow Banks Park
Reservations for shelters can be made online up to one year in advance, but must be made at least five days prior to event at MyCountyParks.com
Ballfields Available for Rent:
- Yellow Banks Park | $20/two-hour block
Reservations for the ballfield can be made online through CivicRec.
If a shelter has not been reserved, it is available on a first-come-first-served basis, free of charge. Shelters cannot be reserved from October 16 - April 14. Shelters available on a first-come, first-serve basis are free of charge.
Beer & Wine:
Beer and wine are allowed in our county parks with the exception of Easter Lake Park. At Easter Lake Park, beer and wine can be consumed ONLY if a shelter has been reserved.
Keg beer is allowed at shelters with a deposit. Shelters vary in size and can accommodate up to 150 people. If a shelter is unreserved for the day, they are available to park visitors on a first-come basis. Click here for reservations and pricing.