The Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department has many picnic shelters across the city for you to enjoy. Renting a picnic shelter is a great way for you and your family to spend some quality time together!
If you would like to rent a picnic shelter please browse the links below to find a shelter that best suits your needs. You will then need to call 336-727-8000 and we will be happy to make your reservation.
Please note that most Recreation and Parks picnic shelters are for rent. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 336-727-8000!
Reservation information will need to be obtained in Suite 407 of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash, debit or credit card payments are accepted in the Revenue Department. As of April 2016, same week picnic shelter reservations are no longer accepted. Reservations should be made at least 7-10 days prior to the event date.
Maintenance access gates near picnic shelters are for city maintenance vehicles only. They will not be opened for shelter rentals. You may bring a cart or wagon to transport goods to your shelter.
The picnic shelter rental season is from April 1 - October 31.
The tennis courts at Hathaway Park are removed and are no longer available for play.
- Due to construction, Salem Lake shelter rentals will not be available from April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2019.
- Due to construction, Happy Hill Shelter rentals will not be available from August 20, 2016, through October 31, 2018.
Park Rules & Regulations
Small Picnic Shelters
City resident fee: Monday - Thursday is $25; Friday - Sunday, & Holidays is $35
Non-city resident fee: Monday - Thursday is $40; Friday - Sunday, & Holidays is $55
Large Picnic Shelters
City resident fee: Monday -Thursday is $25; Friday - Sunday, & Holidays is $45
Non-city resident fee: Monday - Thursday is $40; Friday - Sunday & Holidays is $70
Neighborhood Picnic Shelters
(Does not require reservation - no fee.)