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Reserve a Picnic Shelter
If you are planning to host an outdoor event, we encourage you to use one of the City's many parks and trails.  Picnic shelters may be reserved from May 1-October 15.  Brooklyn Center residents may make a reservation for picnic shelters beginning February 7, 2017.  Reservations for non-residents is  available beginning May 22, 2017. Reservations must be made in person at the Community Center Monday - Friday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Proof of address, signature on contract/permit, deposit and non-refundable reservation fee are required when making a reservation.  Minimum 7 days notice is required to assure proper maintenance of the picnic shelter prior to your event.
  • Applicable taxes will be applied to fees.
  • $50 portable restroom clean included in reservation fee for Centennial, Evergreen & Northport picnic shelters. Portable restroom clean for other parks may be available upon request for an additional fee.
  •  A damage/policy compliance fee is required for all shelter buildings and picnic shelter reservations.  (See fee schedule below.)   
  • Fees are subject to change.
  • Alcohol is prohibited. Fireworks are prohibited.
  • The City of Brooklyn Center significantly restricts the use of radios, boom boxes, recorded music, loud speakers, live music or amplified sound equipment. The Police Department actively enforces the city’s noise Ordinance. 
  • Driving vehicles on trails and parking on grass is prohibited.
  • Parking is available in designated parking lots. 
  • Each picnic shelter has a maximum occupancy limit. If occupancy is exceeded, damage deposit may be forfeited.
  • Clean up of picnic shelter and surrounding area is the responsibility of the permit holder. If additional staff time beyond normal cleaning is required, additional charges will be deducted from damage deposit.
  • Permit holder must be on site during event and is responsible for group’s compliance of City policies & ordinances.
  • Permit holder must bring their permit with them to the park on the date of their event.
  • Use of tents, inflatable games (including bouncy houses), dunk tanks or similar items require pre-approval by the Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department Director. Prior to booking the picnic shelter, the permit holder must provide the city with a Certificate of Insurance from the vendor that includes liability coverage of at least $1.5 million naming the City of Brooklyn Center as an additional insured.
  • Picnic Shelter Reservation Request Form 
       
    Picnic Shelter Reservation Fees
               

    Park

    Reservation
    Fee

     Deposit Fee

    Portable Restroom
    at Park

    Maximum #
    of People

    Bellvue - 801 - 55th Ave N

    $30

    $50

    1

    25 

    Centennial Park Gazebo -  6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy  

    $150

     $100

    1

    200 

    Centennial Softball Field Shelter - 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway

    $150

      $100  2           200        

    East Palmer - 7027 Oliver Ave N           

    $50

      $50

    1

     40

    Evergreen - 7112 Bryant Ave N (Not available in 2017)

    $150   $100  1 150

    Firehouse - 6535 Bryant Ave N                           

    $50

     $50

    1

    40

    Freeway - 6701 Beard Ave N             

    $30   $50  1 50

    Happy Hollow - 5030 Abbott Ave N                               

    $30

     $50

     1

    50

    Kylawn Picnic Shelter - 6015 Kyle Ave N
    Kylawn Shelter Building & Picnic Shelter            

     $50
       $150   
     $50
    $250

    1 portable restroom
    Shelter Building -
    1 restroom

     40 Picnic Shelter
    35 Shelter Building
    75 Both

    Lions - 5501 Russell Ave N                

    $50 $50  1

     100

    Northport - 5600 France Ave N                  
    (not available until July 1, 2017)               

    $150

     $100

    1

     150

    Orchard Lane - 6512 Perry Ave N         

    $30

     $50

     1

     40

    Riverdale - 7031 Dallas Rd

    $30

    $50   1

     50

    Twin Lake - 4651 Twin Lake Ave                 

    $30

    $50

    1

    25 
    West Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7110 Palmer Lk Dr W
    West Palmer Shelter Building & Picnic Shelter                               
    $50
    $150
     $50
    $250

    1 portable restroom
    Shelter Building -
    1 restroom

    40 Picnic Shelter
    35 Shelter Building
    75 Both

     Willow Lane - 4800 - 69th Ave N $30  $50   50