Aquatics and Water Sports
About Renting at Birdland Marina

Birdland Marina Rental

Harbor moorage is offered to the public at rates recommended by the Park Board and established by ordinance by the City Council. All vessels moored, docked or in any way using harbor dock space must be permitted by the Park and Recreation Department and have affixed the current season dock rental identification.


Marina amenities:

  • boat ramp
  • fuel dock
  • restrooms
  • off street parking
  • recreation trail                                                             

Nearby amenities:

  • Picnic Tabels
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Open Air Shelter
  • Enclosed Shelter

Season Use

The official harbor moorage season is from April 1st through October 31st each year. All vessels using the Marina harbor during the designated season must have the permit decal for that season properly affixed. Vessels are allowed in the harbor only during the designated season. Electricity, including security lighting, will be available for the full designated season. Potable water will be available from May 15 to October 1.

Marina Rental Requirements



Rental Fees

Please Note:  All moorage fees include tax. All rentals are based on availability.

Seasonal Rates

Single Access         $475.00
Double Access        $505.00
Monthly Rate *

Single Access only     $165.00

Weekend Rate *

In after 12:00 noon on Friday, out by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday     $40.00

* Monthly and weekend rates are based on availability and located on the east side of the Marina only.

More Information

For more information on renting a slip at the Marina, fill out the Marina Rental Application Form and mail along with other documentation to Park and Recreation Department, 1551 E Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, Iowa 50317.  For other questions or information about the Marina please email or call (515) 237-1652.


Marina Services

  • Fuel
  • Beverages
  • Ice



Friday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday CLOSED