Field House: Up to 225 guests
Activity Center: Up to 120 guests
Catering: Select an off–premise caterer or ask for our recommendations
Price Range: Affordable rates vary based on event size, location, and time block
Deposit: Can be reserved up to two years in advance. Deposit is required. Cancellation fees apply.
Types of Events: Ideal for corporate events and retreats, holiday parties, fundraisers, weddings and receptions, graduations, birthdays, memorials, reunions, and trade shows
Parking: Ample complimentary parking provided
Tables & Chairs: Tables and Chairs provided for up to 120 attendees
Staff: Caterer or renter’s responsibility
Bar Facilities: Alcohol allowed; insurance and permits may apply
Dance Floor: Field House and Activity Center offer hardwood floors, ideal for dancing
Linens, China, etc: Caterer or renter to provide
Decorations: We are happy to review clients’ decoration plans
Cleanup: Renters responsible
AV & Equipment: Available at some locations
Special Services: Shuttle Service, Field Rental, Picnic Shelter, Sound System, Projector. Call for rental information on all of the above.
SCENIC PARK SETTING WITH VERSATILE FACILITY RENTALS
The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department offers two facilities that are perfect for any event. The Des Moines Field House is a historic log cabin located in the heart of Des Moines. This facility is adjacent to the park that is home to a play area, tennis court, skate park and ball field. The Field House is perfect for a company picnic, holiday party, and graduation event or birthday party. The Des Moines Activity Center accommodates up to 120 people for a seated dinner. Set back off the road this facility offers a quiet and private location for family reunions, graduation parties, holiday events and class reunions. Both facilities offer kitchens and tables and chairs for up to 120.