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Jester Park Shelter 6

12130 NW 128th Street
Ph: 515-323-5300
Granger, IA, 50109

Jester Park Shelter #6 is an open air, accessible shelter that offers an excellent view of the Bison and Elk exhibit. Bring the children because just a stones throw away is the Natural Playscape.  With a horseshoe court available, this shelter has something for all ages.  Water and electricity are also available at this shelter. Water is  available from mid-April through mid-October. To learn more about the Natural Playscape click on the following link: Playscape

Reservations may be made up to 2 years but must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance of the date of reservation.


Park Address: Jester Park 12130 NW 128th St., Granger, Iowa, 50109


Directions:  From the main entrance, go past the nature center to the stop sign. Turn ?left. Shelter #6 is approximately .5 miles ahead on the right.


Park Map Link: PARK MAPS


Capacity: 150

Area: partially shaded

Electricity/Lights: yes

Water Hydrant: yes

Grills:   One large double grill and one small grill (ADA)

Picnic Tables: 10  

Parking Spaces: 16 

Restroom: pit latrine

Restroom location: 225 yards away at Playscape

Playground: Natural Playscape nearby

Sand Volleyball Court with Net (ball not provided): no 

Horseshoe Pit: no

Dumpster Location (no trash cans are provided): Camp Area 6 or Shelter 5

Other Amenities: Open site surrounded by heavy timber

Carry in/carry out refuse
Picnic Table
Pressurized water


Reservation Fee: $60

  • Only one reservation is allowed per day, per shelter.

Advance Booking Requirement:

  • Reservations may be made up to TWO YEARS to date in advance.
  • Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.

Alcohol/beer/wine Restrictions:

  • If beer or wine is present at the facility, rental must be in the name of a person who is 21 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation. No other type of alcoholic beverage is allowed. 
  • Any renter having keg beer is required to pay a $100 deposit to the Ranger on the day of the event and prior to the beginning of the event.

Youth Group Discounts: An organized youth group may reserve shelters at a discounted rate.  Please contact the Polk County Conservation Office at (515) 323-5300 for more information on how to receive the discount.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

April 15 through October 15

  • Reservations allowed.
  • One may utilize the shelter from 10:00 AM to 10:30 p.m.
  • If the shelter is not reserved for a particular date, it is available on a first-come basis.


October 16 through April 15 

  • No reservations allowed. Exceptions will be made for those events with a Special Event Permit. More information can be found on the facilities tab of our website: www.leadingyououtdoors.org.
  • All shelters may be used free of charge on a first come, first serve basis during park hours.