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Thomas Mitchell Shelter 1

GPS address: 4520 NE 108 St., Mailing address: 10509 NE 46th Ave.
Mitchellville, IA, 50169

Thomas Mitchell Shelter #1 is surrounded by oak, hickory, and hackberry trees providing shade for your picnic. A ballfield, horseshoe pit, playground, and modern restroom is nearby. Camp Creek is just a short walk across the street for relaxing listening to the gurgling water or the cooling splash of a creek walk.


Reservations may be made up to 2 years but must be made a minimum of 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example, to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

Location

Park Address: Thomas Mitchell Park, 4520 NE 108th St., Mitchellville, Iowa

 

Directions: Shelter #1 will be the first shelter you come to and will be to your left.

 

Park Map Link:  PARK MAPS

Amenities

Capacity: 150

Area: partially shaded

Electricity/Lights: yes

Water Hydrant: no

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

Picnic Tables: 10  

Parking Spaces: 17 

Restroom: modern ADA

Restroom location: 50 yards away

Playground: yes; near shelter #2

Sand Volleyball Court with Net (ball not provided): yes 

Horseshoe Pit: yes

Dumpster Location (no trash cans are provided): between shelter 1 and 2

Other Amenities: ballfield next to shelter and access to Camp Creek nearby

Carry in/carry out refuse
Electricity
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Restroom

Fees

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. 

Closures

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.