Looking for a beautiful backdrop for your next event? The Fox Valley Park District offers 18 park shelters available for reservation throughout the District. Our parks and shelters offer affordable options and amenities perfect for parties, family gatherings, corporate picnics, weddings and more.
Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis up to 365 days in advance of your event date. All groups of 25 people or more are required to reserve a shelter for their event. Permits are not required for groups under 25, however, there is no guarantee that the restrooms will be open, and that space and tables will be available.
Reservations can be made online or in person. A minimum of 14 days advance notice is required for all reservations. All documents and payment of fees are due at the time the reservation is made.
Shelters are open to the public year-round, sunrise to one hour past sunset. Shelters can be reserved between the hours of 9 a.m. – 9 p.m during the regular season of May 1 – October 15 each year.
General Park Shelter and Cool Acres Reservations are accepted online or at the following location:
Cole Center Administration Office, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: Select your preferred date, choose “Reservable Shelter,” hit “Search” and off you go!