Picnic Shelters

Reservation Information

Use your Valparaiso parks for family reunions, neighborhood picnics, birthday or team parties, graduation celebrations, and more! Facility reservations are accepted during regular business hours. A non-refundable payment for shelter reservations is due when making the reservation. All reservations require two weeks advance notice.

View all park shelters available for reservation.


Premium shelters may be reserved for $70 for city residents and $82 for non-residents. Standard shelters can be reserved for $60, or $72 if you are a non-resident. Non-residents are those residing outside the city limits of Valparaiso. Shelter reservation rates do not include Rogers-Lakewood Park gate entrance fees, which are charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


Your shelter reservation ensures a clean, safe facility protected from extreme heat and rain. 4 additional picnic tables can be reserved for $40 plus tax. All shelters are equipped with 20 amp electrical service. A half-barrel grill can be rented for $20 plus tax. Recycle bags are provided as well as garbage receptacles. Volleyball standards are available at each park for use by all park visitors. Inflatable bounce house and bounce slide may be rented through Valpo Parks only. House fee is $145; Slide fee is $190. Inflatables are only rentable with a fully paid shelter/facility reservation. Tents and canopies may be rented through Valpo Parks only. Dunk tanks and amplified music are prohibited.

Make a Reservation Today!

Contact the parks office at 219-462-5144. Online reservations are not accepted.