Picnic Shelters and Outdoor Facilities

PARA shelters are a great, affordable place to host your next birthday party, family reunion, church picnic or just to spend the afternoon with the family.  

Shelters may be rented online or in any PARA Activity Center during business hours.

Rental is for shelter ONLY and does not include play units or other park amenities.  All PARA parks are open to the public.

Payment due at time of rental to include $25 special permit fee if applicable.  

Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be cancelled in person at a PARA Activity Center or the Downtown administrative office no later than seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled reservation date. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations with the remaining monies paid refunded to the rental party 7-10 business days following the cancellation. Cancellations requested with notice of less than seven (7) days will forfeit all monies. 

There are NO refunds for shelter/park rentals due to weather.

Rental periods:  10 - 2 pm, 2 - 6 pm, 6 - 10 pm 

Scroll down for a complete listing of PARA Shelters and Rental Rates 

Bowers Park

Elm Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with power, water, grill and play-unit.

Capacity: 50

Elm Shelter

Maple Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with pit barbeque and outside grill, power, water and play-unit.  Located adjacent to the disk golf field.

Capacity: 75

Maple Shelter

Sycamore Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with brick BBQ pit, power, water and play-unit.  Closest restroom is at the Belk Activity Center.

Capacity: 75

Minnie Sellers Shelter - $95

Covered shelter with 2 small and 1 large grill, power, water and play-unit.  Restroom connected to shelter.

Capacity: 150

Braughton Park-- Fosters

Fosters-Braughton Park Shelter - $50

Picnic shelter only-- rental does not include concession building.

Capacity: 25

Fosters-Braughton Park Shelter

Capitol Park

Capitol Park Shelter - $50/hr

Downtown Tuscaloosa.  Covered Gazebo & Old Capitol ruins.  20 amp power to the Gazebo only.  Water fountain.  No restrooms or grills.  Capitol Park requires a Special Permit which must be completed at time of rental.  All fees are due at time of rental. Capitol park is rented by the hour.

Capacity: 200

Cardinal Park

Cardinal Park Shelter - $60

Located by the airport.  Covered shelter with grills, electricity and play-unit.  Water fountains located in Park.  Port-A-Let restroom facility.

Capacity: 75

Evans-Roshell Park

Beech Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with grill, play unit, splash pad and basketball court with lights.

Currently, this shelter is without electricity; Rental is not available 6pm-10pm.

Splash pad is not rentable.

Capactity: 50

Faucett Brothers Park

Hawthorne Shelter - $60

Hawthorne is located closest to Eugenia Faucett Drive. It has eight tables, grill, water and power.  Play-unit and port-a-let restroom facility shared with other shelters.

Capacity: 25

Loblolly Shelter - $60

Loblolly is located on the right side of the driveway as you pull up to the shelters.  Eight tables, one grill, power and water.  Play-unit and port-a-let restroom facility shared with other shelters.

Capacity: 25

White Oak Shelter - $60

White Oak is located on the left side of the driveway as you pull up to the shelters.  Eight tables, one grill, power and water.  Play-unit and port-a-let restroom facility shared with other shelters.

Capacity: 25

Freeman Park

Spruce Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with power, grills (2), water fountain and play-unit.  Walking track 1/4 mile. Restroom available when pool is open.

Capacity: 75

Harmon Park

Iron Wood Shelter - $60

Picnic shelter with electricity, grill, playground, restroom and water access. There is a fountain at the shelter.
There are 3 picnic tables under the shelter.

 

Capacity: 50

Iron Wood Shelter

Hurricane Creek Park

Hurricane Creek Park Alabama Power Shelter

Currently has no electricity, no water, no picnic tables.
Special Permits Only.

Available for community use, first come, first served.

Jaycee Park

Jaycee Pavilion - $105

Covered shelter with power, water , restroom and play-unit.  No grills.  Walking trail is 1.5 miles.

Capacity: 150

Kentuck Park

Hickory Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with power, water. and grill.  Restrooms and play-unit shared with Sweet Gum Shelter.

Capacity: 75

Sweetgum Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with grills (2), power and water.  Restrooms and play-unit shared with Hickory Shelter.

Capacity: 50

McDonald Hughes Community Center

Druid Oak Shelter - $40

Covered picnic shelter with a grill and adjacent play unit. 

Druid Oak Shelter

Miners Community Park

Bobbie Coleman Shelter - Call 562-3210

Shelter with water, electricity & grills. The park features a baskeball court, playground and swing.

Bobbie Coleman Shelter

Monnish Park

Dogwood Shelter - $60

Located closer to 15th street.  Covered shelter with power, water, grill, restroom and play-unit. Lighted walking track.

Capacity: 35

Oak Shelter - $60

Located closer to parking lot.  Covered shelter with power, water, grill, restroom and play-unit.  Lighted walking track.

Capacity: 35

Northridge Park

Buddy Powell Pavilion - $150

Large pavillion with fans, lights, electricity, water, grills and restrooms. This facility has 10 picnic tables which are available at any time. It also has an additional 20 - 8' tables and 150 chairs which are available upon request.  $50.00 deposit if reservation is made prior to May 1, 2017.

Capacity: 300

Palmore Park

Mimosa Shelter - $60

First shelter on left as you enter the park. Covered shelter with power, water and pit grill.  Play- unit and restroom located next to shelter.

Capacity: 75

Red Bud Shelter - $95

Located on the cul-d-sac road, bear left at Y, shelter on left. Converted old barn with power,water and grill. Restroom shared with Walnut shelter.

Capacity: 100

Walnut Shelter - Not Rentable--Adjacent to Skate Park

Located on the cul-d-sac road, bear left at Y, shelter on right. Covered shelter with power, water and pit grill.  Restroom is shared with Red Bud shelter.

Capacity: 75

Queen City Park

China Fir Shelter - $35

River Road Park

Birch Shelter - $40/hr

This shelter has no electricty or water. Covered shelter with four 6 foot picnic tables.  Rental of this shelter requires a Special Permit which must be completed at the time of rental.  

Capacity: 50

Cypress Shelter - $85

Covered shelter with power, water and grill.

Capacity: 50

Rock Quarry Park

Chestnut Shelter - $60

Shelter does not have electricity, water or grill at this time.  Restrooms and water access available at the Phelps Activity Center on the opposite side of the parking lot.

Capacity: 50

Cedar Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with power, grill and play-unit.  Restrooms and water access available at the Phelps Activity Center on the opposite side of the parking lot.

Capacity: 50

Phelps Gazebo - $50/hr

The Phelps Center Gazebo is available for weddings and special events by rental only. Submit a permit request online or call 562-3230 to reserve.

Capacity: 25

Snow Hinton Park

Cherry Shelter - $70

Shelter on the west side of Snow Hinton Park, across the street from Magnolia Shelter - located next to the 3 flags. Covered shelter with power, water fountain and restroom.  Large play-unit and fenced tot-lot across the street.

Capacity: 25

Magnolia Shelter - $95

Located on the east side of the park.  Covered shelter with power, water, grill and restrooms.  Large play-unit and fenced tot-lot next to shelter.

Capacity: 200

Sequoia Shelter - $100

Shelter equipped with 8 picnic tables.  Closest restroom facility is at the Cherry Shelter.  Rental party does not have exclusive use of the Sky Net play area.

Capacity: 50

Munny Sokol Park

South

Willow Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with power, water, grill, restrooms and play-unit.

Capacity: 75

 

Red Barn Shelter - $100

Covered shelter with electricity.

The Red Barn requires a special permit which must be completed at the time of rental. All fees are due at time of rental.

Capacity: 200 

Red Barn Shelter

North

Box Elder Shelter - $60

Covered shelter with power and restroom.  No grill or water.

Capacity: 75

van de graaff park

Water Oak Shelter - $60

20x40 Picnic Shelter with grill.

Overlooks lake. No Power or Water at shelter, water is available across the road at hose spigot.

Gravel road access into Van De Graff Park, Parking near by, no pull-up parking.

Water Oak Shelter

Historic Bridge @ Van de Graaff - $100/hr

No power or water at bridge, water is available across the road at hose spigot. Gravel road access into Van De Graff Park-- parking nearby, no pull up parking.

Historic Bridge @ Van de Graaff