Covered Shelters and Picnic Areas

The Parks and Recreation Department offers 10 roofed open-air shelters for rental.  Some shelters are equipped with electricity (*) during fair weather months, however, rental does not include nor guarantee electricity.

*Please read through policies in the rental brochure on the links below.  Facilities are NOT available for any kind of profitable use.  This includes taking orders for items prior, during or after event even when money is not changing hands.  No vending of items or food or requests for donations unless user is a not-for-profit agency with 501c3 status and has Park Board permission through written request.

Rental Brochure  (click to view brochure)

Large Shelters (10 picnic tables)

There is a $30 reservation fee for all large shelters and this will guarantee 10 picnic tables along with the use of the shelter for the entire day.  No Refunds for Rain.

*Highland Overlook Shelter           *Huston Shelter                       *Northwest Shelter
Overlook Shelter 1  Huston Shelter 1  Northwest Shelter 2


   Jackson Morrow East & West Shelters
JM Shelters


Small Shelters (5 picnic tables)

There is a $20 reservation fee for all small shelters and this will guarantee 5 picnic tables along with the use of the shelter for the entire day.  No Refunds for Rain.

  *Darrough Chapel Shelter    *Highland Well House Shelter            *Mohr Shelter
DC Shelter  Well House Shelter 1  Mohr Shelter 1

Main Reservoir-West Shelter  Main Reservoir-East Shelter
Reservoir West Shelter  Reservoir East Shelter 2

Picnic Areas

The Parks and Recreation Department offers picnic areas in Highland Park for rental from mid-April through mid-October.  There is a $10 reservation fee per picnic area and this will guarantee 3 picnic tables for the entire day.  No Refunds for Rain.