Picnic Shelter Rentals

Picnic shelters are open to the public during park hours unless a reservation has been made.

Bass Lake Shelter
Bass Lake Picnic Shelter
1036 Bass Lake Road
Contact: Bass Lake Park
(919) 557-2496
Occupancy: 40
Amenities: Restrooms, two stationary charcoal grills
Veterans Shelter

Veterans Park Picnic Shelter

600 Bikram Drive
Contact: Hunt Center
(919) 557-9600
Occupancy: 40
Amenities: Two grills, restrooms, near park playground
and pond, trails
Womble Shelter

Womble Park Picnic Shelter


301 Stinson Avenue
Contact: Hunt Center
(919) 557-9600
Occupancy: 100
Amenities: Three grills, restrooms, near park playground, trails, near volleyball, horseshoe, tennis and field areas.

Rental fees for half day, either 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2 p.m.-sunset, are as follows:


40 person occupancy shelter: $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents
100 person occupancy shelter: $60 for residents and $90 for non-residents

Rental fees for the entire day, 8 a.m.-sunset, are as follows:


40 person occupancy shelter: $75 for residents and $113 for non-residents.
100 person occupancy shelter: $110 for residents and $165 for non-residents
All damage deposits and rental fees must be paid in full when the reservation is made. Reservations are not held without payment, and they must be made in person at the contact location listed above.

Shelter Rental Information


Shelters are available to rent seven days a week and may be rented up to six months in advance. Same-day rentals are not permitted. Allow ample time for set-up and clean-up as the shelter must be cleaned by the end of the rental time. Painters tape may be used to affix decorations. The use of push pins, staples, or tape to affix decorations is prohibited. All trash must be disposed in the park receptacles.

Personal grills are not permitted in the picnic shelter or parking lot. A pig cooker is allowed pending park staff approval in advance of the rental. Park staff will direct the renter to the location where the pig cooker must be placed and remain throughout the event. Pig cookers must be attended at all times. A drip pan must be placed underneath the cooker to prevent damage to the underlying surface.

Additional tables and seating are a violation of the fire code and are not allowed along walkways or in the parking lot. Picnic tables are stationary and do not move. Loud noises of any kind are prohibited, and amplified music and DJs are not allowed. Inflatables, extension cords, canopies and tents, and alcohol are not allowed.