Picnic Shelter Rentals
Durham's parks and facilities serve as great sites for your next event, family gathering or concert. Many Durham parks offer picnic shelters on a first come, first serve basis. By making reservations, you are assured of having the picnic shelter of your choice. View our Reservation Procedures (PDF) document for complete details.
How do I reserve a picnic shelter?
Picnic shelters can be reserved online by visiting our online registration site.
Permits must be purchased by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for the remainder of the work week and weekend.
Picnic Shelter Season
Picnic shelter season runs from April 1 through October 31. The calendar opens on January 1. During the off season, shelters are available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.
|Day||Size||City Resident||Non-City Resident|
|Monday - Thursday||Small||$30||$45|
|Monday - Thursday||Medium||$50||$65|
|Monday - Thursday||Large||$80||$95|
|Friday - Sunday & Holidays||Small||$55||$70|
|Friday - Sunday & Holidays||Medium||$75||$90|
|Friday - Sunday & Holidays||Large||$105||$120|
Picnic Shelter Locations
|American Village Park||4703 American Drive||West Central||Small|
|Burton Park||1100 Sima Avenue||Southeast||Small|
|C.M. Herndon Park||511 Scott King Road||Southeast||Small|
|C.R. Wood Park||417 Commonwealth Avenue||Southeast||Small|
|Campus Hills Park||2000 S Alston Avenue||Southeast||Small|
|Cook Road Park||602 Cook Road||Southwest||Medium|
|Crest Street Park||2503 Crest Street||West Central||Small|
|Duke Park||106 W Knox Street||West Central||Small|
|East Durham Park||2500 E Main Street||East||Small|
|East End Park||1200 N Alston Avenue||East||Small|
|Edgemont Park||205 S Elm Street||East||Small|
|Elmira Avenue Park||540 Elmira Avenue||Southeast||Small|
|Forest Hills Park||1639 University Drive||Southwest||Large*|
|Garrett Road Park||6815 Garrett Road||Southwest||Small|
|Hillside Park||1301 S Roxboro Street||Southwest||Small* and Large*|
|Holt School Road Park||4102 Holt School Road||North||Small|
|Lakeview Park||3500 Dearborn Drive||North||Small|
|Long Meadow Park||917 Liberty Street||East||Small|
|Lyon Park||1200 W Lakewood Avenue||Southwest||Small|
|Morreene Road Park||1102 Morreene Road||West Central||Small|
|Northgate Park||300 W Club Boulevard||North||Small and Medium*|
|Old Farm Road Park||7 Hedgerow Plaza||North||Small|
|Orchard Park||1000 S Duke Street||Southwest||Small|
|Oval Drive Park||2200 W Club Boulevard||West Central||Small|
|Piney Wood Park||400 E Woodcroft Parkway||Southeast||Large*|
|Red Maple Park||3320 Hinson Drive||North||Small|
|River Forest Park||1000 Windermere Drive||North||Small|
|Rockwood Park||2310 Whitley Drive||Southwest||Small|
|Sandy Creek Park||3510 Sandy Creek Road||West Central||Small|
|Sherwood Park||2325 Cheek Road||East||Small|
|Solite Park||4704 Fayetteville Road||Southwest||Medium|
|Spruce Pine Park||2235 Bahama Road||North||Medium|
|Trinity Park||410 Watts Street||West Central||Small|
|Twin Lakes Park||435 Chandler Road||East||Small and Large|
|Unity Village Park||200 Matilene Street||Southeast||Small|
|Valley Springs Park||3805 Valley Springs Road||North||Small|
|Walltown Park||1308 W Club Boulevard||West Central||Small|
|West Point on the Eno||5101 N Roxboro Road||North||Small and Medium*|
|Whippoorwill Park||1632 Rowemont Drive||North||Medium|
|Wilkins Road Park (Lake Michie)||2802 Bahama Road||North||Small|
|Wrightwood Park||1301 Anderson Street||West Central||Small|
*Shelters have electrical outlets.
If you need additional assistance making a picnic shelter reservation, please email Reservations, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202 or visit our Administration Office, 400 Cleveland Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.