Activity Center - Mary's Rose Garden

Rent the Des Moines Activity Center For Your Event

When you’re looking for an attractive and affordable event rental facility, the Des Moines Activity Center is your hidden gem in South Puget Sound. Ideal for medium-sized events, the activity center has a fantastic atmosphere for indoor and outdoor events.

We are back open and accepting reservation for private events 


This versatile event space features a large stone fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, and peek-a-boo views of Mt. Rainier. The activity center is a popular event space for weddings, family celebrations, presentations, and other family and community gatherings.

The activity center’s Mt. Rainier room opens onto a 2,500 sq. ft. concrete patio surrounded by grass and mature trees on one side and Mary’s Rose Garden with its trellised landscaping and fountain on the other. Add the adjoining commercial kitchen to your rental to self-cater or bring in the caterer of your choice. Two smaller rooms adjoining the Mt. Rainier room are included when renting the Mr. Rainier room or can be rented on their own.

360-Degree Photos of the Activity Center

The Activity Center Floor Plan

Activity Center floor plan 3d


Fire code capacity: 120
Reception seating: 120
5,448 sq. ft. activity room
2,500 sq. ft. adjoining patio

Fee Schedule

  • $350.00 per hour (3-hour minimum)
  • 8+ hour rate $320.00 per hour
  • $315.00 Per hour (City of Des Moines Resident)
  • 8+ hour rate $300.00 per hour (City of Des Moines Resident)
  • $1,500.00 refundable damage deposit for groups serving alcohol
  • $1,000.00 refundable damage deposit for groups NOT serving alcohol
  • $200.00 non-refundable booking fee
  • $160.00 Janitorial Fee
  • The rental fee includes one (1) on-site facility attendant for your entire rental period to answer questions about the facility, provide routine restroom checks, locate all amenities, and walkthrough the event checklist with your team member before and after your rental.
  • $175.00 per additional on-site facility attendant/staff member (one required per 100 event guests; your venue rental fee includes the first attendant)
  • Free Parking


50 ft. x 50 ft. Adjoining patio
Side rooms (2)
60 in. Round reception tables (15)
6 ft. x 30 in. Rectangular banquet tables (15)
3 ft. x 3 ft. Square card tables (15)
Navy padded chairs (91)
Blue plastic chairs (33)


(Additional Fees Apply)

Commercial kitchen

Take a Short Video Tour of the Des Moines Activity Center

Des Moines Activity Center Address
2045 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198

Free parking in a large onsite parking lot

Contact us today for more information or schedule a virtual or in-person tour.