Reservations for park facilities are taken on a first come, first serve basis. A fee is charged for reserving picnic facilities. All rental applications and/or changes must be submitted two days in advance of the rental date. If the rental takes place over the weekend, then all applications and/or changes are due by Thursday at 12:00pm. A Facilities Rental Application can be completed and submitted online, or interested parties can obtain a paper application by contacting City Hall at 651-792-7800. No reservations are secured until the application and all money due is paid.
Picnic shelter facilities are available weekends in May and daily from Memorial Day through October 31. Cummings Park and Perry Park have larger pavilions and are the only facilities meant for larger parties. They have special guidelines (PDF) for review before considering renting.
Note: City Recreation and Park activities have priority over rental use. Cummings, Floral, Hazelnut, and Perry Parks are utilized Monday through Thursday during the months of June and July for summer recreation activities and have limited daytime availability.