About Us

PT Barnum once said, “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” That is exactly what we have set out to do with The Playground for Kids and JP Party Rentals. Jordan and Paul started JP Party Rentals in 2015 with a few inflatables and a dream to bring quality family fun to the Des Moines Metro Area through unique and exciting inflatables and classic concessions treats. We have enjoyed creating countless memories with city festivals, corporate events, and family get togethers!

Now, we are excited to become the new owners of The Playground for Kids! This was always the next step of the dream, to have a place where families can come and be together, playing and creating lasting memories. This 9,000 square foot facility has done just that for 12 years now, and we are honored to carry on that purpose. JP Party Rentals purchased The Playground for Kids in August, 2018.

Together, with our families, we are excited to watch our own kids grow up in The Playground for Kids, and to be a part of the lives of families throughout Ankeny and the Des Moines Metro. We are committed to bringing new fun experiences to the facility, and while honoring the past, continue to serve the community with the best family entertainment in Central Iowa!

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Jordan Henry, Paul VanCleave and our families