Park Buildings, Picnic Shelters & Amphiteather

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To reserve a park building, shelter or the amphitheater, complete the 2019 outdoor facility rental application

Park buildings

All park buildings are fully enclosed and have indoor restrooms, tables and chairs, and free Wi-Fi. They do not have air conditioning with the exception of Wolfe Park. They can accommodate 20 or 30 people. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in any park. There is a $300 refundable damage deposit for each park building rental.

Park buildings are available to rent on the weekends May 4 – Sept. 15 and on the weekdays May 28 – Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. with a two-hour minimum. The Wolfe Park building is available to rent year-round. For an additional fee and based on staff availability, rental outside these dates may be available.

Park building Capacity  Resident rates  Non-resident rates 
Birchwood Park Building 20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Browndale Park Building 20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Louisiana Oaks Park Building 30 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Nelson Park Building 20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Oak Hill Park Building 20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Wolfe Park Building 30 $65 per hour $75 per hour

Park buildings cannot be reserved on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day.

Picnic shelters

Picnic shelters can accommodate groups of 20 to 100. All shelters have access to electricity and free Wi-Fi, and most have grills (except for Fern Hill Park). Indoor restrooms are open May 28 – Aug. 30. Portable toilets will be available before May 27 and after Aug. 31. A permit is required for live bands or amplified music. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in any park. A $100 refundable damage deposit is required for rentals.

Picnic shelters are available to rent on the weekends May 4 – Sept. 15 and on the weekdays May 28 – Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 – 9 p.m.

Picnic Shelter Capacity Resident rates  Non-resident rates 
Fern Hill Park Picnic Shelter 80 $75 $95
Oak Hill Park - Main Picnic Shelter 100 $105 $135
Oak Hill Park - Central Picnic Shelter 40 $80 $100
Wolfe Park East Picnic Shelter 35 $80 $100
Wolfe Park West Picnic Shelter 35 $80 $100

Picnic shelters at all other parks cannot be reserved; they are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Picnic shelters cannot be reserved on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. On holidays, park shelters are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater

Terraced into the hill, the amphitheater connects the park to the Excelsior & Grand Town Green. Its eight terraced tiers offer seating for 300 people. The concrete stage at the bottom of the hill is edged with trees and shrubs. The facility is available to rent until 10 p.m. with an additional fee for overhead lights.

If either the amphitheater or Wolfe Park Building is rented with The Rec Center's Banquet Room, the amphitheater/park building rate is half price. Total fee depends on the time of day and rental length.

  Resident rates Non-resident rates 
Amphitheater $70 per hour (two-hour minimum) $80 per hour (two-hour minimum)
Amphitheater and Wolfe Park Building $100 per hour (two-hour minimum) $120 per hour (two-hour minimum)