Shelter Reservations

Shelter Reservations

Waterworks Park Shelter

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 MARCH. 

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

  • Shelters can be booked in person all the Community Centers during regular business hours.
  • For cancellations email [email protected]
  • For reservation date changes or any other concerns please email Tonee Stuckey or call 816-513-7552.

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.  

Payments CANNOT be made with prepaid or check cash cards.

Shelter reservations are for small, private gatherings. If you are planning to CHARGE ADMISSION or PROMOTE 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 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT or INFLATABLES at your shelter (moon walks, bounce houses, slides, etc.), please have generators as electrical is not guaranteed. Additionally, 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 Tonee [email protected] or call 816-513-7552 or in person to: Shelter Reservations ATTN: Tonee Stuckey, 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.


Following is a list of reservable shelters and the current fee structure.

  • Shelters are reservable from May 1-October 31.
  • Restrooms are available during shelter season at RESERVABLE shelters only.
  • Working utilities are not guaranteed. Please make other accommodations if necessary. Refunds will not be issued.
  • Reservable shelters will be cleaned on the morning of the reservation. 

Shelter/Outdoor Facilities Reservations Online

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

North District
Barry Road Park7601 NW Barry Road$100
Chouteau GreenwayNE 43rd and Chouteau$100
Hidden Valley ParkNE Russell Road and Bennington Ave.$100
Hodge Park Playground9598 NE Reinking Road$100
Hodge Park Golf Course7000 NE Barry Road$100
Penguin ParkNorth Vivion Road and North Norton$150
Tiffany Hills ParkN Congress Ave and Tiffany Springs Rd$100
Waterworks ParkN.E. 32nd St. & N. Oak Trafficway$100
Central District
Blue Valley Park #123rd Street and Topping$100
Sheila Kemper Dietrich ParkGillham Road and E. 27th Street$100
Hibbs ParkE. 59th St. & Spruce Ave.$100
The GroveBenton Boulevard & Truman Road$100
Martin Luther King, Jr. ParkDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard & Woodland Ave.$100
Spring Valley Park27th Street and WoodlandN/A
South District
*Arleta Park Large Shelter7700 Prospect Avenue$100
Blue Hills Park53rd Street and Brooklyn$100
Swope Park Bandstand4177 Pavilion Road$250
Swope Park Shelter #2Swope Park, Starlight Road$150
Swope Park Shelter #3Swope Park, Pavilion Road$100
Swope Park Shelter #7Swope Park, 7500 Oldham$100
Swope Park Shelter #10Swope Park, 5650 E. Gregory$100
Clark-Ketterman Park107th Street and Skiles$100
Darter Park105th Street and Hillcrest$100
Loose Park51st and Wornall$250
Minor Park1500 E. Red Bridge$100
Sycamore Park Shelter108th Street and Sycamore Avenue$100
Sunnyside ParkW. 83rd Street and Summit$100
Tower Park #175th Street and Holmes$150

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: Lower Small Shelter7700 Prospect Avenue
Arleta: Upper Small Shelter7700 Prospect Avenue
Ashland Square ShelterE. 23rd St. & Elmwood Ave.
Blue Valley Shelter #223rd Street and Topping
Blue Valley Shelter #323rd Street and Topping
Budd Park NorthSt. John and Brighton
Budd Park SouthSt. John and Brighton
Chouteau ShelterN.E. 46th Street and Chouteau Greenway
Dietrich ShelterGillham Road and E. 27th Street
Dunbar Shelter36th Street and Oakley
Ivanhoe ShelterE. 43rd St. & Brooklyn Ave.
Marlborough Park82nd Street and Brooklyn Ave.
Montgall Park22nd Street and Agnes Avenue
Mulkey Square13th and Summit Road
Noble ParkE. 75th St. & Cleveland Ave.
Penn Valley ParkW. 28th and Kessler Road
Platte Purchase Park ShelterN.W. 100th St. & Platte Purchase Drive
Ruskin Way Park114th Street and Ruskin Way
San Rafael Park ShelterNortheast 53rd Street and San Rafael Drive
Searcy Creek Park ShelterNortheast 53rd Street and Bennington Avenue
Seven Oaks Park39th Street and Kensington
Sheffield ParkE. 12th and Winchester
Spring Valley Shelter #227th Street and Woodland
Swope Park Shelter #4Swope Park, Starlight Road
Swope Park Shelter #5Swope Park, Zoo Drive
Swope Park Shelter #9Shelter 9, Mall Drive
Tower Park Shelter #275th Street and Holmes
Town Fork Park Shelter57th and Agnes
Troost Lake29th and Paseo
Vineyard Park40th Terrace and Vineyard Drive
Vivion Road Backyard GardenN.E. 47th and N.E. Vivion Road
Warford Park114th and Cleveland
Westwood Park Shelter #14700 Wyoming Street
Westwood Park Shelter #247th Street and State Line Rd.
Westwood Shelter #347th Street and State Line Rd.
Winner Park8400 E. Independence
Winnwood ParkN.E. 44th Street and North Cypress Avenue
Yvonne Starks Wilson Park ShelterE. 34th Terr. & Stadium Dr.
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