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Park and Shelter Rentals - Reservation Process and Fees

Seasonal Park Permits and Rentals Process

Step 1  Decide on your park shelter, date and time.
Step 2  Use the Request link to enter a reservation request online.
Step 3  Staff will contact you with availability, pricing and instructions on how to complete your request.
Step 4  Bring the approved Park Permit agreement to the park at the time of your event.

Park shelter fees during the summer: first Friday in May to Labor Day.

Shelters fees  are per time block - either  10 - 2 pm. OR  5 - 9 pm. during the rental seasonPayment of fee(s) and deposit(s) due within 48 hours of receiving the tentative permit to complete the reservation.

Fees for the following park shelters: Eben G. Fine Park, Harlow Platts Park, North Boulder Park, Martin Park and Tom Watson Park; and  Foothills Community Park Shelters A, B and C - depending on group size you may need to reserve more than one. (50 = one shelter, 51 to 100 = two shelters, over 100 = all three shelters)

City of Boulder Resident Non-City of Boulder Resident
  $100  $125

 Electricity Fee: $10 -  Will require the pick up and return of a key during business hours at the IRIS Center. Noted: no electrical access at Eben G Fine park historic shelter
Alcohol Fee: $25 - three hour limit and applicant must be a city of Boulder resident
Change Fee:   $15 - any change to date, time or location up to 7 days prior to event date.  No changes allowed 6 days or less prior to event date unless weather related..
Cancelation Policy: One-half (50%) of the fee(s) will be refunded if cancelation is 15 days or more before the scheduled date.  If your reservation is canceled 14 days or less before scheduled date, no refund will be issued.


Shelter deposit: $100 regardless of group size. Renting more than one shelter at Foothills Community Park will not increase the deposit. 
  If you are at a park with a shelter during the rental season and more than 50 people you must reserve the shelter within one of the time blocks.

Alcohol deposit: $100  in addition to the shelter or large group use deposit. Must be a city of Boulder resident.

Park Use (Large Group use) Deposit: $100 for any large group of 50 people or more on any park lands when a shelter is not reserved.  Groups with more than 100 people may be required to make a larger deposit, depending on the event plan. Deposits for groups with more than 100 people are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Gas Grill only permit: $100 for any gas grill permit

Shelter and park deposits are refunded 10 to 14 days after the event. You will be notified if damages are being charged to the deposit. Credit card payments will be refunded to the original credit card used.

Payments:  Only credit cards may be used for the email and online procedure.  Cash, Checks and Major Credit Cards are accepted for payment of fees and deposits made in person.