Easter Lake Shelter 1
Polk County Conservation Board offers 21 picnic shelters and an amphitheater for families and groups to enjoy within our parks.
Picnic shelters at Easter Lake Park, Fort Des Moines Park, Jester Park, Mally's Weh-Weh-Neh-Kee Park, Thomas Mitchell Park, and Yellow Banks Park can be reserved in advance for a fee of $45 - $75 (for reservations and pricing click here).
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 (for reservations and pricing click here). 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.
Reservations for shelters can be made online up to one year in advance but must be made at least 5 days prior to event at www.mycountyparks.com. If a shelter has not been reserved, it is available on a first come first serve basis, free of charge. Shelters cannot be reserved from October 16 - April 14. However, the shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis free of charge.