Rent a Park Building or Picnic Shelter

Available Uses

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


  • Online reservations open at noon Feb. 1, 2024, for the 2024 season
  • Online reservations for park buildings and picnic shelters are closed for the 2023 season with the exception of Arneson Acres Terrace Room
  • Rental season begins May 1
  • The last day to rent a picnic shelter is Oct. 13, 2024
  • The last day to rent a park building is Oct. 27, 2024
  • Reservations cannot be taken by phone
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of 7 days prior to the event
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations requested less than five business days prior to the start of a reservation

If a food truck, cart or other mobile food unit is part of your reservation, a $31 additional fee will be added to your online reservation. 

Please contact Health Department for food related permits and application forms by calling 952-826-0370.

Park Shelter Buildings 

Shelter buildings are fully enclosed with heating/air conditioning, benches, tables and chairs.

  1. Arden
  2. Arneson Acres
  3. Cornelia
  4. Countryside
  5. Pamela
  6. Todd
  7. Walnut Ridge
  8. Weber

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: $87 half day/ $125 whole day

Amenities included in rental:

  • Two 8' x 2.5' tables, 4-6 chairs and 5 hockey benches
  • Interior restrooms
  • Electrical outlets inside
  • Heat and air conditioning 

Picnic Shelters

Outdoor picnic shelters include overhead protection with picnic tables. Some have a nearby grill; see amenities for each shelter for details.

  1. Chowen
  2. Fred Richards
  3. Rosland
  4. Sherwood
  5. Utley
  6. Wooddale

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: $38 half day/ $55 whole day

Amenities included in rental:

  • Covered picnic area
  • 2 picnic tables
  • Small office with sink

Note: There are no public restrooms at this park area.

Other Park Features

Use the Park Finder to see more about each park

Park Maintenance

All parks are maintained by the Park Maintenance Division. Learn how to report a problem.


Please call 952-826-0367.