Shelter/Outdoor Facilities Reservations


**Working utilities are not guaranteed. Please make other accommodations if necessary. Refunds will not be issued.


Shelter reservations can be made for the current year (May 1-October 31), online only, beginning at 7 a.m. the first business day of February. 

  • Shelters can be booked in person all the Community Centers during regular business hours.
  • For cancellations email
  • For reservation date changes or any other concerns please email Ashley Allen or call 816-513-7616.

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.

Reservations must be a minimum of three (3) days in advance for the date requested. Cancellations made at least 14 days prior to the reserved date will receive a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the reserved date will not receive a refund.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR REASON OF INCLEMENT WEATHER. You are able to reschedule within the same calendar year.  

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.

The shelter house will be cleaned on the morning of the reservation. 

If you will be having ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT or 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 email to, by mail or in person to: Shelter Reservations ATTN: Ashley Allen, 4600 East 63rd St. Trfwy, Kansas City, MO 64132. Be sure and include your event date, location and name on shelter reservation. Please note, INFLATABLES and FOOD TRUCKS are NOT allowed in Loose Park.

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.

Shelter/Outdoor Facilities reservations online>>

The following is a list reservable shelters and the current fee structure.
Shelters are reservable from May 1-October 31.

*Click on the shelter name for list of amenities and photo.

Monday – Thursday
Weekends/ Holiday
North District
Barry Road Park 7601 NW Barry Road $44 $75
Chouteau Greenway NE 43rd and Chouteau $44 $75
Hidden Valley Park NE Russell Road and Bennington Ave. $44 $75
Hodge Park Playground Shelter 9598 NE Reinking Road $69 $100
Hodge Park Golf Course Shelter 7000 NE Barry Road $44 $75
Penguin Park North Vivion Road and North Norton $69 $100
Tiffany Hill Park Shelter N Congress Ave and Tiffany Springs Rd $44 $75
Waterworks Park N.E. 32nd St. & N. Oak Trafficway $69 $75
Central District
Blue Valley Park #1 23rd Street and Topping $44 $75
Sheila Kemper Dietrich Park Gillham Road and E. 27th Street $44 $75
Hibbs Park E. 59th St. & Spruce Ave. $44 $75
The Grove Benton Boulevard & Truman Road $44 $75
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard & Woodland Ave. $69 $100
Spring Valley Park 27th Street and Woodland $44 $75
South District
Arleta Park Large Shelter 7700 Prospect Avenue $44 $75
Blue Hills Park 53rd Street and Brooklyn $44 $75
Swope Park Bandstand 4177 Pavilion Road $100 $125
Swope Park Shelter #2 Swope Park, Starlight Road $69 $100
Swope Park Shelter #3 Swope Park, Pavilion Road $44 $75
Swope Park Shelter #7 Swope Park, 7500 Oldham $44 $75
Swope Park Shelter #10 Swope Park, 5650 E. Gregory $44 $75
Clark-Ketterman Park 107th Street and Skiles $44 $75
Darter Park Shelter 105th Street and Hillcrest $44 $75
Loose Park Shelter 51st and Wornall $100 $125
Minor Park Shelter #1 1500 E. Red Bridge $44 $75
Sycamore Park Shelter 108th Street and Sycamore Avenue $44 $75
Sunnyside Park W. 83rd Street and Summit $44 $75
Tower Park Shelter #1 75th Street and Holmes $69 $100
The following is a list of shelters for which there is not a fee and no reservations.
These shelters are first-come, first served:
Arleta Park: Lower Small Shelter  7700 Prospect Avenue
Arleta Park Upper Small Shelter  7700 Prospect Avenue
Ashland Square Shelter   E. 23rd St. & Elmwood Ave.
Blue Valley #2   23rd Street and Topping
Blue Valley #3   23rd Street and Topping
Budd Park North   St. John and Brighton
Budd Park South   St. John and Brighton
Chouteau Park Shelter   N.E. 46th Street and Chouteau Greenway
Dietrich Park   Gillham Road and E. 27th Street
Dunbar Park   36th Street and Oakley
Ivanhoe Park   E. 43rd St. & Brooklyn Ave.
Marlborough Parks Shelter   82nd Street and Brooklyn Ave.
Montgall Park   22nd Street and Agnes Avenue
Mulkey Square   13th and Summit Road
Noble Park   E. 75th St. & Cleveland Ave.
Penn Valley Park   W. 28th and Kessler Road
Platte Purchase Park Shelter   N.W. 100th St. & Platte Purchase Drive
Ruskin Way Park   114th Street and Ruskin Way
San Rafael Shelter   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 Park #2   27th Street and Woodland
Swope Park Shelter #4   Swope Park, Starlight Road
Swope Park Shelter #5   Swope Park, Zoo Drive
Swope Parks Shelter #9   Shelter 9, Mall Drive
Tower Park Shelter #2   75th Street and Holmes
Town Fork Park Shelter   57th and Agnes
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 #1   4700 Wyoming Street
Westwood Park #2   47th Street and State Line Rd.
Westwood Park #3   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 816-513-7616.