Picnic Shelter Rental

Louisville’s Metro Parks system includes more than 60 outdoor picnic shelters that are available for family picnics, employee appreciation days, weddings, field trips and more. You may reserve any picnic shelter to ensure that it’s available for your exclusive use. If a reservation notice isn’t posted in a shelter, it is available at no charge on a first come, first served basis.

For shelter and lodge reservations, contact our Special Events Office, open weekdays in the Iroquois Amphitheater from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Submit your request online!  Click here and fill out an easy form
    Icon to indiciate PDF files Reservation Request Form
    Icon to indiciate PDF files Rates & Fees Brochure

    Phone: 502/368-5865
    Mail: Special Events Office, Metro Parks, 1080 Amphitheater Rd., 40215

Shelter Rates (Shelters are available daily between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. year-round.)


    Cherokee (Baringer Hill)                   Sheppard 
    Cherokee (Big Rock)                         Sun Valley
    Cherokee (Hogan’s Fountain)           Thurman Hutchins
    Chickasaw (front shelter)                 Charlie Vettiner (near softball field)
    Hounz Lane                                      Willow
    Iroquois (Sunnyhill)                          Wyandotte
    Shawnee (pictured above)

                                            SECOND TIER: $125

    Camp Taylor                           McNeely Lake (near lake)
    Joe Creason                           McNeely Lake (near memorial)
    Des Pres                                McNeely Lake South 
    Hays Kennedy                         Russell Lee 
    Charlie Vettiner (near tennis)     Shelby
    McNeely Lake (near tennis)        Long Run (near boat dock)






                                            THIRD TIER: $75
    Jefferson Memorial Forest (large shelter in Paul Yost)
    Highview                                    Long Run (remote)
    Lannan                                      Riverside Gardens






                                            FOURTH TIER: $35

    Algonquin                                    Klondike
    Auburndale                                  Kulmer Reserve
    Baxter Square                              G. G. Moore
    Berrytown                                   Norfolk Acres 
    Black Mudd                                  Okolona 
    Blue Lick                                     Parkhill
    Bradley                                       Petersburg 
    Buechel                                      Portland
    California                                    Huston Quin 
    Elliott Square                               Rubel 
    Fairdale Mini-Park                         South Central 
    Fern Creek                                  Ben Washer
    William Harrison                            Watterson Lake
    Jefferson Memorial Forest (Tom Wallace) 
    Jefferson Memorial Forest (small shelters in Paul Yost)