Picnic Shelters


Due to recurring problems with trash being left after rentals and in lieu of implementing a damage deposit, we are requiring all rentals to take a picture of the shelter after their rental concludes and submit the picture via email to recreationonline@maplewoodmn.gov

This will ensure that your group does not get added to the “do not rent list” because of issues that may occur after your rental concludes. Thank you for cleaning up!

The City of Maplewood has picnic facilities at several of their parks. Picnic shelter rentals are available for groups of 50 or less.

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. 

We accept reservations for picnic shelters up until noon on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

Wakefield Park Picnic Shelter
Facility Fee Shelter Type
Small Shelter
Hazelwood $55 Large Shelter
Lions $55 Small Shelter
Maplewood Heights $35 Large Shelter
Pleasantview $35 Small Shelter
Wakefield (2 available)
$75  Large Shelter
Wakefield Picnic Shelters (Side View)

Reservation Details

To reserve a picnic facility, review the permit holder responsibilities below, fill out, sign and submit an SHELTER RENTAL APPLICATION. You can submit your signed application to the email address at the top of the application.

The following are details to include in the application request:

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

We accept reservations for picnic shelters up until noon on the Wednesday prior to each weekend. 4th of July week reservations will be accepted up until noon on 6/30.

If you have questions, contact Maplewood Parks and Recreation by email or by phone at 651-249-2111.

Rental Week Details

The shelter permit will be emailed to renters the Wednesday of the week of their scheduled rental.

Permit Holder Responsibilities and Requirements

Permit holder is responsible for the conduct of your group, the facilities rented, and agrees to the following responsibilities. Violations of these requirements can result in elimination of future rental privileges.

Permit Holder Responsibilities and Requirements - Shelters


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

Cancellation Policy

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

If Renting a Park Building 

KEY PICK UP: Key must be picked up the business day prior to the scheduled rental and returned the business day after scheduled rental.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT: 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. 

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!

Athletic Field Usage/Rentals

Fields are available for rental for games, practices or gatherings. For availability and fees call 651-249-2111.

Fields are available for pick up/general usage on a first come first served basis.