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Giovannetti Community Shelter

Subfacility of Walker Johnston Park

Shelter Features

The Giovannetti Community Shelter at Walker Johnston Park is one of 3 enclosed facilities available for rent. This shelter opened September 2013 and can accommodate up to 180 people. The shelter has approximately 3,000 square feet of rental space, a commercial kitchen and fireplace. The shelter also has a 60-feet by 30-feet outdoor covered patio. The shelter has:
  • 16 round tables (6 foot)
  • 180 chairs
  • 8 rectangle tables (6 foot by 18 inches)
  • Heat and air conditioning

Severe Weather

The shelter is designed as a tornado safe room and is made of precast concrete panels. During severe weather the shelter can accommodate up to 600 people seeking shelter from the severe weather.

Rental Information

To view the availability of this shelter check the rental calendar (PDF) or contact the Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963. Shelter rentals must be done in person at the Parks and Recreation office at 3600 86th Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

More information, pricing, and availability on renting this shelter can be found here or by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963.