Picnic Shelters

The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of their parks. Picnic shelters not listed below are a "first come, first served" shelter for regular usage by patrons. This does not apply to large organized events. 

No outside use of bounce houses/inflatables is allowed in any of our parks. We accept reservations for picnic shelters up until noon on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

Wakefield Picnic Shelter

Field Usage/Rentals

Fields are "first come first served" for regular park usage by patrons. This does not apply to large organized events.

Fields are also available for rent. For availability and fees call 651-249-2204.

Facility Fee Shelter Type
Afton Heights $25 + damage deposit Park Building
Small Shelter
Hazelwood $50 Small Shelter
Joy $50 Small Shelter
Lions $25 Small Shelter
Maplewood Heights $25 Small Shelter
Pleasantview $25 Small Shelter
Wakefield (2 available)
$50  Small Shelter
Wakefield Building

Note: Please note there is construction around Wakefield park which will cause detours to get to the park. Frost Avenue from White Bear Avenue to Hazelwood Street is closed. Wakefield Park will be under construction during the spring/summer of 2019 and may not be available for rental. Thanks for your patience while we make this park an even better place to play!Wakefield Detour Map


To reserve a picnic facility, please contact Maplewood Parks and Recreation by email or by phone at 651-249-2120, or come to the Parks and Recreation office at 1902 County Road B East to fill out an application (PDF). We accept reservations for picnic shelters up until noon on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

The following are details to include in the request:

  • Name of shelter you are interested in reserving
  • Event date and start time/end time
  • Number of attendees
  • Intended use of the shelter


The shelter permit and building key (if applicable) must be picked up the business day before the rental date and returned to Maplewood Parks and Recreation the following business day. Park buildings and shelters are limited to use by rental applicant and party only.


Fees are due at time of application and are required to reserve the picnic shelter. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Cards are accepted.

Damage Deposits

Damage deposit is due at the time the rental permit is issued. Damage deposit checks should be written out to Maplewood Parks and Recreation. The damage deposit will be forfeited if damage is done to the interior of the park building and/or the key is not returned the following business day after rental. 

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations due to inclement weather. All other cancellations must be received four weeks prior to rental.

Helpful Resources

Facilities at Battle Creek Regional Park or Keller Lake are managed by Ramsey County. Please contact the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department for rental information 651-748-2500.

Recycling In the Parks

In an effort to reduce trash and promote recycling, the City of Maplewood now offers recycling in our parks. Look for the blue bins and do your part in helping keep our parks clean!