Picnic Shelters


Due to recurring problems with trash being left after rentals and in lieu of implementing a damage deposit, we are requiring all rentals to take a picture of the shelter after their rental concludes and submit the picture via email to recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov

This will ensure that your group does not get added to the “do not rent list” because of issues that may occur after your rental concludes. Thank you for cleaning up!

The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of their parks. Picnic shelter rentals are available for groups of 50 or less.

Picnic shelters not listed below are a "first come, first served" shelter for regular usage by patrons. This does not apply to large organized events. 

We accept reservations for picnic shelters up until noon on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

Facility Fee Shelter Type
Small Shelter
Hazelwood $55 Large Shelter
Lions $55 Small Shelter
Maplewood Heights $35 Large Shelter
Pleasantview $35 Small Shelter
Wakefield (2 available)
$75  Large Shelter
Wakefield Picnic Shelters (Side View)

To Submit an Application:

To check availability email recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov with your specific date request. 

  1. Completed applications must be submitted, approved and payment made no later than noon on Wednesday of that rental weekend. 
  2. Review the permit holder responsibilities below.
  3. Complete the SHELTER RENTAL APPLICATION in full. Then email, scan or take a picture of the application and email to recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov.
  4. Your application submittal is timestamped via email. Please allow 1-3 business days for review prior to following up.
  5. If approved, an approval email will be sent and outline the final fee and next steps to secure the rental. Full rental fee is required to reserve the shelter for the requested date. Payment information is provided in approval email.
  6. The shelter permit will be emailed to renters the Wednesday of the week of their scheduled rental.

If you have questions, contact Maplewood Parks and Recreation by email or by phone at 651-249-2111.

Permit Holder Responsibilities and Requirements

Permit holder is responsible for the conduct of your group, the facilities rented, and agrees to the following responsibilities. Violations of these requirements can result in elimination of future rental privileges.

Permit Holder Responsibilities and Requirements - Shelters

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations due to inclement weather. All other cancellations must be received four weeks prior to rental.

Helpful Resources

Facilities at Battle Creek Regional Park or Keller Lake are managed by Ramsey County. Please contact the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department for rental information 651-748-2500.

Recycling In the Parks

In an effort to reduce trash and promote recycling, the City of Maplewood now offers recycling in our parks. Look for the blue bins and do your part in helping keep our parks clean!