Shelter Rentals

Shelter Permit ButtonThe Rockford Park District offers the perfect location to hold your special occasion. Our shelters are a great place to hold family barbeques, birthday parties, baby showers, and much more.  We can accommodate groups of any size, ranging from 30-200+ people. View all of our shelter options and features below.

While you may picnic at any of our parks for FREE, we strongly recommend you make a reservation in order to guarantee that specific location is prepped and ready for you from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on your selected day.

Reservations can be made up to 365 days in advance online by clicking the "Reserve Now" links below, or by calling Rockford Park District Customer Service at 815-987-8800.

NOTE: We do not guarantee water at our shelters before April 15 or after October 15, due to the chance for freezing.

Rules, Regulations, and Shelter FAQs

We want you to have an enjoyable experience during your reservation, and know you may have additional questions. Please click here for Frequently asked Questions.

Upon receiving your receipt you are agreeing to adhere to the Rockford Park District's Shelter and Park Area Rules and Regulations. Please click here for the Rules and Regulations.

Please report any vandalism you see to Park Police at 815-987-8874. If vandalism is in progress, please call 815-966-2900 and ask for the Park Police to be dispatched.

Ready to Reserve?

To help you select the best shelter that meets your needs, please scroll down to take a look at our shelters or click here to take a look at our Reservable Shelters & Picnic Areas: At-a-Glance.


Aldeen Shelter

623 N. Alpine Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • 13 Tables
  • Grill
  • NO running water

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Aldeen Shelter

Alpine Park Shelter 1

950 Alpine Road

(Go left when road divides)

Capacity: 120-140

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • 21 Tables
  • Double Grill
  • 4 Electrical Outlets
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • No Lights

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Shelter1

Alpine Park Shelter 2

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • Stone Shelter (closest to Heartland)
  • 9 Tables
  • 4 Electrical Outlets
  • Near Pauly Playground

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Shelter2

Anna Page Park Shelter

2800 N. Springfield

Capacity: 132-176

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • 24 Tables
  • 4 Double Grills
  • 4 Electrical Outlets
  • No Lights
  • Playground

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

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Anna Page Park Shelter

Blackhawk Park Shelter

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 294-392

Resident: $150; Non-Resident: $180

Features:

  • 52 Tables
  • 1 Large Fireplace/Grill
  • 10 Electrical Outlets
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Restrooms
  • Lighted (by request only)

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit.

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Blackhawk Park Shelter

Blackhawk Park Getaway

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 30-40

Resident: $120; Non-Resident: $150

Features:

  • Stage
  • Playground
  • Maze
  • Basketball Courts
  • All within the Fenced/Gated Area of the Getaway
  • 3 Tables
  • Grill
  • Wheelchair Ramp
  • 1 Port-O-Let (Summer Only)
  • Lights on at Dusk
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Electrical Outlets Top and Bottom and On the Stage

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House; Doesn’t give exclusive access to the playground/basketball courts.

Reserve: 815-987-1697

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Blackhawk Park Getaway

Brown Park Shelter

2010 N. Main

Capacity: 30-40

Resident: $30; Non-Resident: $40

Features:

  • Brick Shelter
  • 6 Tables
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Port-O-Let
  • 4 Outlet Electricity

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Brown Park Shelter

Dahlquist Park Shelter

3251 Oak Grove Ave.

Off E. State Street
Between Temple Baptist Church and
Valley View Apartments (29th Street)

Capacity: 90-120

Resident: $80; Non-Resident: $96

Features:

  • Parking is a distance from the shelter
  • 10 Tables
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Restrooms
  • Electricity
  • No Lights

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Dahlquist Park Shelter

Fairgrounds Park Shelter

450 Kilburn Ave.

Capacity: 120-160

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • 20 Tables
  • 2 Large Grills
  • Electricity
  • Playground

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Fairgrounds Park Shelter

Levings Lake Park Shelter 1

1420 S. Pierpont Ave.

Capacity: 174-232

Standfield Memorial Shelter

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • Closest to the lake
  • 29 Tables
  • 4 Serving Tables
  • 4 Grills
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Electricity

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

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Levings Lake Park Shelter1

Levings Lake Park Shelter 2

1420 S. Pierpont Ave.

Capacity: 120-160

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • Stone Shelter
  • 18 Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Electricity
  • Payphone
  • Playground
  • Lights
  • Fireplace

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

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Levings Lake Park Shelter2

Levings Lake Park Shelter 3

1420 S. Pierpont Ave.

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • 10 Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Electricity
  • Near the Baseball Diamond

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

Reserve Now >

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Levings Lake Park Shelter3

Lockwood Park Little Ponderosa

5201 Safford Road

Capacity: 40

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $25

Per Hour Rates (2-Hour Minimum)

Features:

  • Adjacent to Toddlers Playground
  • 10-12 Picnic Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • No Electricity
  • No Lights

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Lockwood Park Big Country

5201 Safford Road

Capacity: 200+

Resident: $45; Non-Resident: $55

Per Hour Rates (2-Hour Minimum)

Features:

  • Across Covered Bridge near large playground
  • 20-25 Picnic Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • 4 Electrical Units
  • No Lights

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Martin Park Shelter

5600 Park Ridge Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

$10 refundable deposit required; Key needed
for shelter use.

Features:

  • Along the river across from Cliffbreakers
  • Indoor Area with rental
  • 6 Tables
  • 1 Fireplace
  • 1 Grill
  • Electricity

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Martin Park Shelter

Olson Swedish Heritage Park Shelter

7901 Harlem Road

Capacity: 142-180

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • Swedish Themed
  • 14 Wheelchair Accessible Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • 3 Electrical
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Walking/Biking Path
  • Dog Park
  • Lights

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Optional Key: $25 deposit is optional for games at the shelter.
The key gives you access to the closet that houses the games.
Games include: 2 Kubb, 3 Horse Shoes, 3 Bean Bags games.
This key is not necessary to rent the shelter. The restrooms are open.

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Olson Swedish Heritage Park Shelter

Park-Er Woods Shelter

6700 Claremont Street

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • 10 Tables
  • Electricity
  • Lights

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House
Special Use Permit Available for Port-o-John

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Park er Woods Shelter

Searls Park Shelter

4950 Safford Road

Capacity: 132-177

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

Features:

  • 24 Tables
  • 4 Double Grills
  • 4 Electrical Outlets
  • No Lights
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Restrooms (not near shelter; bottom of hill across the grass)

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Searls Park Shelter

Sinnissippi Shelter Twin

1401 N. Second Street

Resident: $100; Non-Resident: $120

This is a 2-shelter area. You can rent both for $150.
Located across from Sinnissppi Golf Course/Up the
hill from the Sinnissippi Band Shell.

Reserveable corn hole bags now available.

Side 1 Capacity: 120-160

Side 1 Features:

  • 20 Tables
  • 4 Double Grills
  • Lights
  • Electricity (4 front outlets/2 back)
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Side 2 Capacity: 120-160

Side 2 Features:

  • 20 Tables
  • 4 Double Grills
  • Lights
  • Electricity (4 front outlets/2 back)
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Sinnissippi Twin Shelters

Southwest Community Park (East)

2004 Ogilby Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • 8 Tables
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Restrooms
  • Electricity
  • Double Grill
  • ADA Accessible Playground
  • Restrooms

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Southwest Community Park Shelter

Southwest Community Park (West)

2004 Ogilby Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • 8 Tables
  • Drinking Fountain/Spigot
  • Restrooms
  • Electricity
  • Double Grill
  • ADA Accessible Playground
  • Restrooms

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Southwest Community Park Shelter2

Washington Park Shelter

3617 Delaware Street

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • 60-80 Capacity
  • 8 Picnic Tables
  • Electricity
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Playground
  • Basketball Hoop

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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