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Yellow Banks Prairieview Shelter

6801 SE 32nd Ave.
Ph: 515-266-1563
Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

Yellow Banks Prairieview Shelter #1 is a open-air shelter surrounded by mature hardwoods.  It is located across from one of our prairies and has a four-acre mowed field adjacent to it, which is a good area for activities such as frisbee or tag football.  There is an accessible restroom/shower house available across the mowed field.

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: Yellow Banks, 6801 SE 32nd Avenue, Pleasant Hill, Iowa


Directions: After entering the park, you will come to a Y intersection, go left.  Shelter #1 will be the first shelter you come to and will be to your right.  Select the map identifying the location of park shelters found under the "Related Items" section or click on this link to our website:  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: 12  

Parking Spaces: 20 

Restroom: restroom/showerhouse

Restroom location: 60 yards away

Playground: no

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

Horseshoe Pit: yes

Dumpster Location (no trash cans are provided): in parking lot
Carry in/carry out refuse
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Shower facilities


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 7 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.



  • Any renter having keg beer or an equivalent quantity of beer, wine and/or champagne is required to pay a deposit of $100 by marking box at check-out. A check made out to Polk County Conservation will need to be given to Park Ranger on the day of the event.

Special Events: 

  • Special Event Permit Application must be completed for things such as dunk tanks; carnivals; erecting large tents; horse-drawn carriages; generators; power saws; chain saws; power tools of any kind; public address system whether fixed, portable or vehicular-mounted; inflatable bouncers; smoker grills; extra picnic tables; extra parking; or weddings.
  • Polk County Conservation Board's liability insurance excludes the use of aircraft on park property including hot-air balloons, planes, helicopters, ultra-lights, and parachutes.
  • Special events require a 45-day prior approval.
  • Special Event Permit Application can be found visiting the Polk County Conservation Board website: SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT
  • For more information on special events please call the Parks Superintendent at (515) 323-5366, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.