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Kevin J. Gahn Memorial Recreation Area

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Reservation Cost

$25.00 per day

Area Reservation System
The Kevin Gahn Memorial Recreation Area will be available for use by organized clubs and groups by reservation at times established by the Des Moines County Conservation Director or his/her designee. Organizations reserving the area shall provide proof of insurance. Organized clubs and groups are expected to have a competent group leader in control of the event at all times. A reservation fee of $25 per day will be required. The Director may waive or reduce this fee at his/her discretion such as when a reservation allows for public use, completes a service project to the benefit of the area, or is a cooperative event with Des Moines County Conservation.

To reserve the area, click the "Request Reservation" button on this page. All reservations must be applied for at least 2 weeks in advance. The fee for using the area is $25/day.

Upon approval, reservations will be posted to the calendar on this webpage and a reservation sign will be posted at the park's entrance the day of the reservation.

All area users are expected to clean up after use.

General Area Rules:
  1. All pets must be on a leash
  2. Fires permitted only in containers provided
  3. Do not remove or deface natural features or park structures
  4. No littering
  5. No ATV’s, snowmobiles or horses
  6. Keep all vehicles on roads or designated parking areas
  7. Quiet hours: 10:30 PM - 6:00 AM
  8. All statewide regulations apply