Looking for a beautiful backdrop for your next event? The Fox Valley Park District offers park shelters available for reservation throughout the District. Our picnic shelters and parks offer affordable options and amenities perfect for parties, family gatherings, corporate picnics, weddings and more.
Open year-round, sunrise to one hour past sunset
Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for the season beginning on the first weekday in February for groups of 25 or more. Shelters may be reserved from May 1 to Oct. 17, weather permitting. Waubonsie Lake Shelter is reservable through November 14. (Permission is 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.)
The District reserves the right at any time to reduce the allowed shelter capacity based on State-imposed gathering size limits.
Reservations can be made online or in person, and reservation dates may not be placed on hold unless authorized. 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.
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!