Shelter & Facility Rentals

The City offers open air shelters in thirteen parks and also offers enclosed shelters at three parks. The City offers eight of the open air shelters and the three enclosed shelters for rent.

Open Air Shelters: (Those with " * "  are available for rent)

  • Ashleaf Park, 3934 Mary Lynn Drive
  • Bestland Park, 91st Street and Meredith Drive
  • *Bishop Family Shelter*, Mary Lynn Drive and Sherry Lane (Dunlap Arboretum)
  • *Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park*, 3520 86th Street
  • Coronado Park, Eula Drive and Sandler Drive
  • Days Run Park, 124th Street and Tanglewood Drive
  • Hallbrook Park, 14747 Dellwood Drive
  • Lakeview Park, 80th Street and Aurora Avenue
  • *Lions Centennial*, 4151 72nd Street
  • *Lions Gazebo*, 72nd Street and Aurora Avenue
  • *Murphy Park*, 67th Street and Urbandale Avenue
  • *Rocklyn Park*, 70th Street and New York Avenue
  • *Walker Johnston Park*, 3740 86th Street
  • *Walnut Creek Regional*, 4400 Walnut Creek Regional Park Access Road

Enclosed Shelters:

  • Ralph Whitten Shelter - Lions Park, 72nd Street and Aurora Avenue
  • Giovannetti Community Shelter - Walker Johnston Park, 8900 Douglas Avenue
  • Community Room - Senior Recreation Center, 7305 Aurora Avenue

When can I rent for 2021?  Updated 10/19/2020

Due to COVID-19, Urbandale Parks and Recreation procedures for 2021 facility reservations have changed:

Reservations for 2021 facilities are open to Urbandale Residents at this time.  In order to reserve enclosed facilities for 2021, residents of Urbandale can call our office at 515-278-3963 to make an in-person appointment.  Appointment times are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

For information on time slots, fees, rules, regulations, and a sample contract, please select the facility on the left side of this page in the blue box. 

Non-residents may begin making reservations on January 4, 2021. Contact the Urbandale Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963 with any questions.


Starting Tuesday, January 5, 2021, all customers will be able to reserve our 3 enclosed facilities (Lions, Giovannetti, and the Community Room), 365 days in advance through our online registration system.  For additional information, please call our office at 515-278-3963.

Credit/Debit Card Service Fees - effective January, 2019

Please be aware that a non-refundable credit/debit card service fee of 3.95% applies to all in-office and over-the phone credit/debit card transactions with the City of Urbandale (including Parks and Recreation). To avoid the credit card transaction fee, simply pay by check or cash in office. Watch our website for further updates. Thank you!