Park Shelter Rentals

We have over 700 acres of parkland in the city.  Whether you are looking to hold an event at one of our shelters or just enjoy the day outdoors, we are sure to have the perfect place for you. All of our parks are open from dusk until 10 pm.  Parks that have winter hours are specified in the descriptions below.

Shelter Reservations

Reservations and add-ons need to be made 2 weeks in advanced. Full payment is due at the time of reservation is a non-refundable fee.  

Optional add-on's include: 

  • **Bounce House $190
  • **Inflatables Slide $240 
  • Grill $60

Flounder & Friends Skate Park closes at 8 pm during the Winter (December 1 - February 29)

**Bounce House and Inflatables can only be used if rented through Valpo Parks with a shelter rental. You must call the Office to add-on them to your reservation.

General Guidelines for our Parks and Shelter Rentals:

  • Any event that will exceed the shelter capacity must be approved by the Valpo Parks Office prior to reserving  
  • This is a rain or shine reservation 
  •  Reservation and add-on fees are non-refundable 
  •  No canopies or tents
  •  No amplified sound, small hand sized speakers are allowed
  •  No decorations that will damage a structure
  •  No artificial petals/leaves, glitter, confetti, rice, fireworks, tiki-torches
  •  Anything you bring in must be taken out or thrown away
  •  Failure to clean-up after your event will result in an excess clean-up fee

Park Location:

5320 Campbell Street 

Park Amenities: 

Located on Loomis and Spectacle Lake, this 122-acre park is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors! Whether your passion is hiking, biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, disc golf or simply catching a few rays in the sunshine, Rogers Lakewood provides something for every member of the family.  There is a playground and the park has both paved and un-paved trails, for biking, walking, and running. You can plan your next family or neighborhood event at Rogers Lakewood Park! Seasonal restrooms are available, Fishing license is required and dogs must be leashed. 

Our Park store is open from approximately late May through mid August. We offer boat rentals, concessions, bait, and fishing pole rentals. For more information on the Park Store Hours and boat rental fees click HERE 

During the winter months, sledding is permitted near the Derby Downs building from dawn until dusk. There are no sled rentals or park staff on duty. Sled at your own risk.

This park does require an entry fee.  For more details on yearly passes and daily fees click HERE If you are renting a shelter you have the option to buy a code for the gate so your guests can enter for free.

Discovery Day Camp Shelter Discovery Shelter RL

The Discovery Shelter is a large open sided shelter located on the North end of the park in Rogers Lakewood Park.

  • Rental fee: $105
  • Parking Code for Guests: $50 (optional) 
  • Rental Period: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Number of Picnic Tables: 12
  • Capacity: 96
  • Electrical outlets available 
  • Bathrooms are seasonal and located on the North side of the Derby Downs building.
  • Shelter has limited use during Discovery Day Camp session dates during the week

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Kiwanis West Shelter Kiwanis West RL

The Kiwanis West Shelter is a large open sided shelter, with a beautiful view of the water. It is located just past the entrance of the park.

  • Rental Fee: $95
  • Rental Period: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Number of Picnic Tables: 15
  • Capacity: 120
  • Electrical outlets available 
  • Bathrooms are seasonal and located across the parking lot  

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Kiwanis East Shelter Kiwanis East

The Kiwanis East Shelter is a small open sided shelter, with fire place and a beautiful view of the water. It is located just past the entrance of the park next to Kiwanis West.

  • Rental Fee: $85
  • Rental Period: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Number of Picnic Tables: 2 fit under the shelter and 2 nearby the shelter
  • Capacity: 16
  • Electrical outlets available 
  • Bathrooms are seasonal and located across the parking lot 


Hickory Grove Shelter Hickory Grove RL2

The Hickory Grove Shelter is a open sided shelter located on the east side of Rogers Lakewood Park, nearest to the boat ramp.

  • Rental Fee: $95
  • Rental Period: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Number of Picnic Tables: 7
  • Capacity: 58
  • Electrical outlets available 
  • Bathrooms are attached to the shelter and will be unlocked with a rental


  1. Valpo Parks

    Administration Office