Picnic Shelter Rental

Louisville 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. - 4:30 p.m


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.)        


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


  • Algonquin
  • Camp Taylor                           
  • Charlie Vettiner (near tennis)     
  • Des Pres                                
  • Hays Kennedy                         
  • Joe Creason     
  • Long Run (near playground)                      
  • McNeely Lake (near lake)
  • McNeely Lake (near memorial)
  • McNeely Lake (near tennis)        
  • McNeely Lake South
  • Okolona (near parking lot)
  • Russell Lee
  • Shelby




  • Highview                                    
  • Lannan                                      
  • Long Run (remote)
  • Long Run (near boat dock)
  • Okolona (back shelter)
  • Riverside Gardens
  • Riverview
  • Tyler


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


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