Looking for an affordable and fun location to have a family gathering, picnic, or birthday party? Check out the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Department shelters located at Legion, Moreland, and Ben Hawes Parks.

Shelter Reservations for 2023 begin Monday, November 7 at 7:30 a.m.

Shelters are available for reservation during the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily April 1 – October 29, 2023, and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. This is a first come, first serve basis. All reservations must be made a minimum of 14 days in advance.

New this year, you can reserve your shelter online by visiting owensboroparks.org. If you prefer not to reserve online, you can reserve by calling 270-687-8700 or in person at the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Administrative Center located at 1530 McJohnson Avenue, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Our office is closed for lunch each day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Legion and Moreland shelters can be reserved for up to 4 hours for only $45. Each additional hour is an extra $12. Ben Hawes Park shelters are a flat fee of $65.

For more information, contact the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Administrative Center at 270-687-8700 or visit owensboroparks.org.