Renting a Shelter

The Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department has many picnic shelters across the city for you to enjoy, and most are available for rent from April 1 to October 31. Renting a picnic shelter is a great way for you and your family to spend some quality time together!

How to Rent a Shelter

To rent a shelter please review the following:

  • Call 336-727-8000 to start your reservation. Please reserve at least 7 to 10 days before the event date.
  • Complete the reservation process in the Recreation and Parks office located at:
    Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building
    100 E First Street
    Suite 407 (4th floor)
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Hours:
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Renting Notices

  • Access gates near shelters are for city maintenance vehicles only. They will not be opened for shelter rentals. You may use a cart or wagon to transport goods to your shelter.
  • Cash, debit or credit card payments are accepted in-person on the first floor of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building.
  • Same-week reservations are no longer accepted.
  • Picnic shelter rental season is from April 1 through October 31.

Rules & Regulations

Please read the full list of Park Rules and Regulations.

Rental Facility Updates

Review the following updates:

  • Due to construction, Happy Hill Shelter rentals will not be available until further notice.
  • Due to construction, Salem Lake shelter rentals will not be available from April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2019.
  • The tennis courts at Hathaway Park are removed and are no longer available for play.