Reserving a Shelter at One of Owensboro’s Parks Just Got Much Easier
Owensboro Parks and Recreation is about to make reserving a a shelter in one of our city parks much easier. Starting on Monday, November 7th, you'll be able to reserve a shelter for your 2023 event ONLINE!
Historically, reservations for one of Owensboro's six park shelters have been taken in one of two ways: 1) over the phone and 2) in person. But, new for 2023, there will be a third (and way more convenient) option. There is an online reservation form that allows you to pick the park you'd like to visit, the shelter you'd like to reserve and the time frame you'd like to reserve it for.
Three Owensboro city parks have shelters available for rental- Ben Hawes, Moreland and Legion Park. Here's a look at the shelters available.
BEN HAWES SHELTER #1
BEN HAWES SHELTER #2
BEN HAWES SHELTER #3
MORELAND PARK SHELTER
LEGION PARK EAST
LEGION PARK WEST
THE MAX CAPACITY FOR EACH SHELTER
Legion Park – 2 screened shelter – Max. capacity 75
Moreland Park – 1 screened shelter – Max. capacity 75
Ben Hawes Park – 3 open-air shelters – Max. capacity 100 each
Shelters at Ben Hawes cost just $65 for the day. The shelters available at Moreland and Legion Park are $48 for the first four hours (minimum) and $12 for each additional hour reserved. You're asked, when making your reservation, to include the time needed for set-up and clean-up in your total amount of time requested.
Reservations open on Monday, November 7th, 2022 for the 2023 season and shelters are available from the first weekend in April through the last weekend in October.
In addition to being able to make reservations online, you can also make your payments online as well (with Visa, MasterCard or Discover). The only was to secure a shelter is with payment in full. And, please note, reservations may not be made via voicemail and all reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance and changes are not allowed and there are no refunds within two weeks of the actual reservation date.
From Owensboro Parks & Recreation, the information below is essential.
When making your reservation, have the following information available:
- Name of Park
- Date (Preference and Secondary Dates)
- Time (Please include set-up and clean-up)
- Type of Event
- Number Expected
- Usage of Inflatables
- Your Name
- Your Mailing Address
- Daytime Phone Number
For a list of official rules and regulations for shelters and shelter rental, you can visit the Shelter Reservations/Rules page at OwensboroParks.org.
If you'd like to reserve a shelter using the new online portal, CLICK HERE!