McFarland Park

Facility Rentals at McFarland Park

The Story County Conservation Center multipurpose room located at McFarland Park is available to rent for social gatherings as well as meetings between 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily. Please be aware that rental is for the multipurpose room only.  The lobby area and restrooms will remain open to the public during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).  Building displays (including photo exhibits and animal mounts) are not to be moved.  There are no vending machines in the building.  


56461 180th Street, Ames


The air-conditioned multipurpose room seats 80-100 comfortably and is equipped with tables and chairs, kitchenette, and amphitheater area. 

The renter is responsible for setting up any tables and/or chairs upon their arrival.  The renter is responsible for wiping down any tables that were used, returning tables and chairs to the closet, cleaning and returning any kitchen items or equipment, emptying garbage cans and placing the garbage in the dumpster in the parking lot, and assuring the floor is swept, vacuumed, and mopped if necessary.  A cleaning checklist is posted on the table/chairs closet door.  Set-up and clean-up time must be included in your reservation period. Please plan accordingly.  

As a public facility, the center is a smoke-free zone.

To schedule a reservation at the conservation center, contact the administrative office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) at (515) 232-2516 or by e-mail at


The facility is available for rental between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Facility is not available for rental on federal holidays.