Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
The Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater is located downtown just south of City Hall at East First between Locust and Walnut. This beautiful location has been used for fun runs and walks, bike rides, political campaigns, concerts, class reunions and weddings. It is the perfect place for any outdoor activity! Click here to rent Simon Estes online.
- Free Public Event - $550 per four (4) hour session, plus $100 for each additional hour over four.
- Fee Based Event - $800 per four (4) hour session, plus $175 for each additional hour over four and 14% of gross revenue from vending.
- Weddings or Private Parties - $550 per four (4) hour session, plus $100 per hour for each additional hour over four.
Greenwood Park Rose Garden
This historic garden has been a favorite spot for gardeners, strollers and wedding parties since the 1930's. It is an "All American Rose Selection Public Display Garden", one of 132 such gardens in the United States. You can find the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden in Greenwood Park at 4800 Grand Avenue. It is located directly behind the Des Moines Art Center.
Rental rates for the rose garden are $150 per hour with a two (2) hour minimum.
Click here to rent the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden online.
Gray's Lake Overlook Terrace
Plan your next event at Gray's Lake Park. The Overlook Terrace is a great place to have an event. The Overlook Terrace is made up of seven sections with shade structures over sections 1-3 at the east end. A minimum 3-hour time block for 5 sections of terrace (Sections 1-5) can be reserved for $200 with additional hours for $67 each. Rentals of the designated open spaces throughout Gray's Lake Park are available in 6-hour minimum time blocks (per half day) for $250. A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged with a 60 day notice. Click here to rent the Gray's Lake Overlook Terrace online.
- Organized trail system events which charge fees or collect donations and have more than 100 participants are charged a $250 event fee.
- View a map of Gray's Lake here.
- For Gray's Lake watercraft rental information click here.
Sylvan Theater is one of about 15 "local historic landmarks" within the City of Des Moines. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a great place to have any type of event.
Rental rates for the Sylvan Theater are $150 per hour with a two (2) hour minimum.
Click here to rent Sylvan Theater online.