Park Shelters

The following Picnic Shelters are available on a first come - first serve basis.

College Park 224 College Street
Horace Mann Park  818 Anamosa
Jackson Park 3040 Jackson Boulevard
Kiwanis Mary Hall Park 3220 West South Street
Robbinsdale Park (lower shelter) 631 East Oakland
Sioux Park Sioux Park
Thomson Park 880 East Meadowlark Drive
Wilson Park  1701 Mt. Rushmore Road 
Vickie Powers Memorial Park 940 Kathryn Avenue

 

Park Shelter Reservations

The Department of Parks and Recreation reserves six park shelters from May 1 through September 30th each year. The following time blocks are available: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The fee to reserve each time block is $75.

Canyon Lake Shelter #1 - 4111 Jackson Boulevard 
Enter at corner of Canyon Lake Dr. & Jackson Boulevard - First Shelter on right, by the Spillway.  PARK AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Grills, electricity, restrooms, playground equipment, next to Canyon Lake, bike path, fishing and paddle boats. For shelter reservations contact the Parks Division Office at 394-4175. Paddle boats can be rented at Canyon Lake Resort on the west shore of the lake - 343-0234.

Canyon Lake Shelter #2 - 4021 Jackson Boulevard 
Enter at corner of Canyon Lake Dr. & Jackson Boulevard - Second Shelter located on the left.  PARK AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Grills, electricity, restrooms, playground equipment, near Canyon Lake, bike path, fishing and paddle boats. For shelter reservations contact the Parks Division Office at 394-4175. Paddle boats can be rented at Canyon Lake Resort on the west shore of the lake - 343-0234.  

Canyon Lake Shelter #3 - 4011 Jackson Boulevard 
Enter from Park Drive and go directly into parking lot. Shelter is the first one on the right.  PARK AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Grills, electricity, restrooms, playground equipment, next to Canyon Lake, bike path, fishing and paddle boats . For shelter reservations contact the Parks Division Office at 394-4175. Paddle boats can be rented at Canyon Lake Resort on the west shore of the lake - 343-0234.

Canyon Lake Park-Chimney Shelter - 4515 Jackson Boulevard 
Enter at intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Chapel Lane.  PARK AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Grills, electricity, next to Canyon Lake, bike path, fishing and paddle boats. For shelter reservations contact the Parks Division Office at 394-4175. Paddle boats can be rented at Canyon Lake Resort on the west shore of the lake - 343-0234. 

Old Storybook Island Shelter - 2911 Canyon Lake Drive 
Enter at Parks Department Office, 2915 Canyon Lake Drive.  PARK AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Grills, electricity, restrooms, across bridge from Storybook Island, lots of parking, Rapid Creek, bike path.

Robbinsdale Park Upper Shelter - 641 E. Oakland Street 
Enter Robbinsdale Park off Oakland Street and drive through the park up the hill. The shelter is located at the top of the hill and has a dramatic view of the surrounding area. PARK AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Grills, electricity, restrooms and playground equipment. The shelter is near the BMX Track and walking paths in Robbinsdale Park. For shelter reservations contact the Parks Division Office at 394-4175.

Memorial Park Bandshell - 301 N. 5th Street
The fee to reserve the Memorial Park Bandshell is $100 per day.

Reservations are taken at the Parks and Recreation Office, 515 West Boulevard, for use of the above park shelters from May through September of each year. Call 394-4175 to begin the registration process. Please note that payment is due at the time the reservation is made. You may bring your payment to the office, or register over the telephone with a credit card. There is a 30-day notice required for cancellations and an administrative fee of $10.00 will be withheld from your refund. Reservations may be made up to one year (365 days) in advance.

Time/Fee

10:00 am - 3:00 pm     $75.00

4:30 pm - 10:00 pm     $75.00

Call the Parks and Recreation Office at 394-4175 for more information or to check availability.

Park Shelter InformationThe Rapid City park system is well marked with regulations.  Primary regulations include:  

  • THE USE OF INFLATABLE STRUCTURES IS PROHIBITED
  • DO NOT USE STAKES OR SPIKES ON PARK LAND
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  • PARK HOURS ARE FROM 5:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
  • ANIMALS MUST BE ON A LEASH
  • ELECTRIC OUTLETS ARE FOR FOOD PREPARATION ONLY
  • NO PARKING ON THE GRASS

Each shelter has electrical outlets (15 amps), attached restrooms, and lights which come on at 6 PM. There are tables inside the shelter to accommodate 36 people. Additional tables are typically located nearby. If you anticipate a large group you may want to bring your own trash bags. All trash should be placed in the nearby dumpster.You may decorate the shelter and various entrances or parkway drives for the purpose of offering directions to your event, but PLEASE DO NOT POUND NAILS INTO ANY TREES. We suggest using tape or ribbons, etc. You may rent tents or other props from private sources to be placed at your park shelter, with permission from the Parks Division Manager.We strive to keep the shelters clean and the facilities working properly but occasionally problems occur that are beyond our control. Please let us know of any problems so they can be corrected. Damage to the property caused by misuse will be billed to the user on record.We are proud of our park system and want you to truly enjoy yourselves. We look forward to your visit and have a wonderful time. Paddle Boat Rentals can be made through the Canyon Lake Resort at 343-0234.

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