Shelter Reservations

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~SHELTER SEASON HAS ENDED. 2015 RESERVATIONS BEGIN THE FIRST MONDAY OF MARCH~

Please be advised, once you have clicked on the above button, you will need a username and password to complete your reservation, or create an account to set one up.  KC Parks reserves picnic shelters for small, private gatherings throughout the City.  Shelter reservations can be made annually beginning the first Monday of March.  Online reservations can be made beginning at Midnight; walk-ins begin at 7 a.m.  Shelters are available for rental from May 1 through October 31.  All reservations are for the entire day (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).   KC Parks is not responsible for technical difficulties when reserving shelters online.

If you are planning to CHARGE ADMISSION or PROMOTE EVENT TO THE PUBLIC, after securing the shelter, you MUST also get a park event permit. Please complete the online event request form.

If you will be having INFLATABLES at your shelter event (moon walks, bounce houses, slides, etc.), insurance is required as follows: Commercial general liability with limits of $1 million per occurrence and $2 million aggregate, written on an “occurrence” basis, listing the City of Kansas City, Missouri as the additional insured. Please provide proof of insurance a minimum of three (3) days prior to the event via fax (816-513-8936), by mail or in person to: Shelter Reservations, 6901 Elmwood, Kansas City, MO 64132.  Be sure and include your event date, location and name on shelter reservation.

Reservations must be a minimum of three (3) days in advance for the date requested. Payments for shelters not reserved online are due at the time the reservation is made by either money order or company check. Cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the reserved date for refund. A $20 fee will be withheld for all shelter refunds.

Loose Park shelter pavilion reservations must be made directly through the Loose Park Garden Center located at 5200 Pennsylvania or by calling 816-513-8595.

No refunds will be made for reason of inclement weather. 

The shelter house will be cleaned on the morning of the reservation. However, although every effort will be made to maintain utilities, water and electrical services (where available) are not guaranteed.

Park Rules 101
Please help keep our parks clean. Place all trash in the containers provided. The reserving party will be held responsible for any destruction of park property. All signs, banners and/or any decorations erected relating to the event must be removed upon completion of the reservation day. Please be sure to keep all motorized vehicles off the grass at all times.

Sales of any kind are prohibited on park property. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on public property; Ordinance 39.390 (sec. 26.25). Glass bottles are prohibited within park property.

Call 816-513-8931 for more information regarding shelter house reservations.

The following is a list reservable shelters and the 2014 fee structure.
*Click on the shelter name for list of amenities and photo. 

SHELTER* LOCATION RENTAL FEE
Monday – Friday
RENTAL FEE
Weekends/ Holiday
North District
Barry Road Park 7601 NW Barry Road $40 $60
Chouteau Greenway NE 43rd and Chouteau $40 $60
Hodge Park 7000 NE Barry Road $40 $60
Penguin Park North Vivion Road and North Norton $60 $75
Central District
Blue Valley Shelter #1 23rd Street and Topping $40 $60
Construction Notice: Due to construction, The Blue Valley Shelter will not be available for rentals in 2014.
Columbus Square Missouri Avenue and Holmes $0 $0
Spring Valley Shelter 27th Street and Woodland $40 $60
The Grove 3001 E. Truman Road $40 $60
Westwood Park #1 4700 Wyoming Street $0 $0
South District
Swope Park Bandstand Swope Park, Pavilion Road $90 $110
Swope Park Shelter #2 Swope Park, Starlight Road $60 $75
Swope Park Shelter #3 Swope Park, Pavilion Road $40 $60
Swope Park Shelter #4 Swope Park, Starlight Road $40 $60
Swope Park Shelter #5 Swope Park, Zoo Drive $40 $60
Swope Park Shelter #7 Swope Park, 7500 Oldham $40 $60
Swope Park Shelter #10 Swope Park, 5650 E. Gregory $40 $60
Clark Ketterman Shelter 107th Street and Skiles $40 $60
Darter Park Shelter 105th Street and Hillcrest $40 $60
Loose Park Shelter 51st and Wornall $110 $110
*Loose Park shelter pavilion reservations must be made directly through the Loose Park Garden Center located at 5200 Pennsylvania or by calling 816-784-5300.  This shelter can not be reserved online.*
Minor Park Shelter #1 1500 E. Red Bridge $40 $60
Sunnyside Park W. 83rd Street and Summit $40 $60
Tower Park Shelter #1 75th Street and Holmes $60 $75

Check Shelter Availability

The following is a list of shelters for which there is not a fee and no reservations.
These shelters are first-come, first served:
SHELTER* LOCATION
Ashland Square E. 23rd St. & Elmwood Ave.
Blue Hills Park 53rd Street and Brooklyn
Blue Valley #2 23rd Street and Topping
Blue Valley #3 23rd Street and Topping
Budd Park St. John and Brighton
Chouteau Park N.E. 46th Street and Chouteau Greenway
Dietrich Park Gillham Road and E. 27th Street
Dunbar Park 36th Street and Oakley
Montgall Park 22nd Street and Agnes Avenue
Mulkey Square 13th and Summit Road
Noble Park 75th Street and Cleveland
Penn Valley W. 28th and Kessler Road
Platte Purchase Park Shelther N.W. 100th St. & Platte Purchase Drive
Ruskin Way Park Shelter 114th Street and Ruskin Way
San Rafael Park Northeast 53rd Street and San Rafael Drive
Searcy Creek Park Northeast 53rd Street and Bennington Avenue
Seven Oaks Park 39th Street and Kensington
Sheffield Park E. 12th and Winchester
Spring Valley Shelter #2 27th Street and Woodland
Swope Park Shelter #9 Shelter 9, Mall Drive
Sycamore Park 108th Street and Sycamore Avenue
Tower Park Shelter #2 75th Street and Holmes
Troost Lake 29th and Paseo
Vineyard Park 40th Terrace and Vineyard Drive
Vivion Road Backyard Garden N.E. 47th and N.E. Vivion Road
Warford Park 114th and Cleveland
Westwood Park #2 47th Street and State Line Rd.
Winner Park 8400 E. Independence
Winnwood Park N.E. 44th Street and North Cypress Avenue
For more information or questions, please call Shelter Reservations at 816-513-8931.