Rent a Park Building or Picnic Shelter

About Our Shelters

Park spaces are perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, graduations, neighborhood meetings, weddings and more. 


Due to new software upgrades, the park building and shelter reservation policy has changed.

  • Online reservations for park buildings and shelters will begin at noon Feb. 1, 2022, for the 2022 season
  • Reservations cannot be taken by phone
  • Rentals begin May 2, 2022
  • The last day to rent a park building or picnic shelter is Oct. 14, 2022.

Park Shelter Buildings 

  1. Arden
  2. Arneson Acres
  3. Cornelia
  4. Countryside
  5. Pamela
  6. Todd
  7. Walnut Ridge
  8. Weber
  9.  What's included in rental

Arden Park shelter spring wide view5230 Minnehaha Blvd.

Capacity: 58

Available: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-9 p.m. or 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Cost: $80 half day/ $115 whole day

Picnic Shelters

  1. Chowen
  2. Fred Richards
  3. Rosland
  4. Sherwood
  5. Utley
  6. Wooddale
  7. What's included in rental

Chowen picnic shelter and playground West 57th Street and Chowen Avenue South

Available: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-8 p.m. or 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: $35 half day/ $51 whole day

Other Park Features

Use the Park Finder to see more about each park

Food Truck Fee

If requesting a mobile food unit as part of your reservation, a $30 additional booking fee will be due to Parks & Recreation after your reservation has been confirmed. 


Please call 952-826-0367.