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Special Events Application

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For events that will require additional planning (i.e. weddings, company activities, bike/race events) a Special Event Application is required prior to 45 days of the scheduled event.

Download a Special Events Application here or pick up a physical copy at the Jester Park Nature Center. We also encourage you to contact the Park Ranger in the park your event is planned to answer any questions you may have. 

  • Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - James Dotzler: (515) 249 -0702
  • Fort Des Moines Park & Easter Lake Park - Dean Bruscher: (515) 249-1543
  • Jester Park & Sycamore Trails - David Weidt: (515) 249-3229
  • Thomas Mitchell Park & Mally's Park - Zachary Deutmeyer: (515) 285-7612
  • Yellow Banks Park - Charlie Finch: (515) 250-1031

Vendor Application

A Vendor Application form must be completed for anyone wishing to use public managed lands for programs, services or other benefits that may be allowed by permit.

Download the Vendor Application Here