Jester Park

Facility Rentals at Jester Park

Looking for a venue for your next corporate or personal event in a beautiful park setting? The Jester Park Nature Center is an eco-conscience building immersed in prairie and surrounded by woodlands. The nature center offers many different areas of the building for your next event. For more information on reserving this facility, visit this link.

Rental reservations will begin being accepted on January 2, 2019. Reservations can only be made six months prior to the reservation date. To make a reservation, call (515) 323-5317 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(Monday - Friday).

Five open air picnic shelters can be rented from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days per week. All shelters are accessible and come with picnic tables and grills. Amenities such as electricity, water service, sand volleyball courts, and playgrounds can be found in or nearby certain shelters.  For more information or to make reservations, please click on the MAKE RESERVATIONS tab above.

Managed by Food with Flair Catering, the Jester Park Lodge is a unique destination for weddings, corporate retreats, and private parties. The venue is nestled in mature woodlands overlooking an expansive lawn with beautiful lake views. The Jester Park Lodge can seat over 250 guests with a beautiful, private deck overlooking Saylorville Lake. The indoor event space can be divided in half for smaller events. Facility rental prices change seasonally. For more information or to make a reservation at the Lodge, please click here to go to their website.

Jester Park Equestrian Center can be your go-to destination for your equestrian clinic, small show, conferences or other venue needs (ie: dog shows!). Our facilities were established in mind to host a plethora of groups and we are very accommodating and flexible for your needs. Utilize our indoor complex, outdoor arena, trail system or a combination of all of the above! For fees and rental information, visit their website here.

Surrounded by beautiful rolling greens, the Jester Park Golf Course Clubhouse is an excellent choice for your next corporate or holiday party, graduation party, reunion, or birthday! The clubhouse does not host weddings. This venue has a private entrance for events, a customizable floor layout that seats 100+ guests, full service bar and kitchen, and a private back patio with plenty of extra seating. For more information, visit their website here.

Five picnic shelters are available by reservation or on a first-come  basis. Shelter #2 has a volleyball court and overlooks Skull Pond and golf course, Shelter #3 has a volleyball net and is closest to the playground, Shelter #5 is near the cabins, across from Two Dam Pond, Shelter #6 is across from Elk/Bison Exhibit and Nature Playscape. The Amphitheater/mini shelter, great for award ceremonies and small wedding ceremonies is also available to reserve. Reservations for these facilities can be made by clicking on the MAKE RESERVATIONS tab above.

Four modern cabins at Jester Park provide opportunities for families to enjoy Jester Park who are unable or less inclined to camp. The cabins feature a walk out basement, covered front porch seating area, a wrap around wooden walkway to a back deck with a secluded woodland views. Amenities inside include a fireplace, kitchenette, two restrooms with shower, and modern household furnishings. The one larger cabin has a 2 bedroom upper level, with separate bunk space in the lower walk-out; the three smaller cabins have 1 bedroom on ground level with the same lower level features. Other amenities to the cabin site include fire ring, BBQ grills outside, and a central fire-pit gathering area for families.  For more information or to make reservations, please click on the MAKE RESERVATIONS tab above.