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 are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis until April 1, 2021. Anyone using the picnic shelters is required to comply with local and state restrictions including mass gathering size.
Picnic shelters can be reserved online beginning January 1, 2021, 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.