picnic shelterAll shelter fees are non-refundable and all reservations are "as is".

Reservations Required

Patrons who attempt to occupy a shelter without a reservation run the risk of having to immediately vacate the shelter upon arrival of an individual possessing a reservation.

Reservation Verification

Please have a copy of your shelter reservation form available to verify your reservation.

Reservation Changes

Changes are subject to $5 processing fee and must be made at least 2 business days in advance of reservation date.

Special Use Permits

Requests for other uses (tents, large group activities, commercial, photographs, etc.) require a Special Use Permit.

No Alcohol

No alcohol is allowed in JCPRD parks or at shelters (Exceptions: TimberRidge Adventure Center and the Pavilion at The Theatre in the Park (PDF), with required Special Use Permit).

Off Season Reservations (October 16 - April 14)

Reservations for a shelter during the “off-season” months are available at half of the regular shelter rental fee. Reservations can be made through the JCPRD Registration Office at 913-831-3359.

Note: There are no working restroom facilities or running water at shelters during the “off-season” months.

Shelter Times

  • Half days* are 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Full days* are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

*Exception - Antioch Park Shelters close at 9 p.m. (off-season 8 p.m.)

Cleanliness Policy

We strive to keep our parks clean and safe for your health and enjoyment. Even so, to reduce your chances of exposure to germs or chemicals, we encourage you to use general common sense when using our picnic facilities.

We recommend using table coverings, keeping food on plates and in containers, and cleaning hands thoroughly before eating and after direct contact with benches, tables, and other public surfaces.