PARK SHELTERS & BUILDINGS

RICHFIELD PARK SHELTER AND BUILDING RENTAL      informacion en español
Reserve shelters and buildings online

Open-Sided Shelters
(scroll down for information about the enclosed buildings)
Park shelter reservations are open for the 2024 season (May 1 through October 15). Reserve a shelter online or by calling Richfield Recreation at 612-861-9385 (the online system accepts all major credit cards and is accessible 24 hours a day).

Celebrate your next gathering in one of Richfield's open-sided park shelters (available May through September).  A variety of shelter sizes, locations, and amenities are available.  All shelters are near portable toilets (Vets Park shelter users have access to the mini-golf indoor bathrooms).  Grills are permitted.  See below for shelter details. Bring a copy of your shelter rental permit with you to your event, so you can show it to drop-in users and let them know that you have it reserved. A copy of your permit is available online when you are logged into your account (under Transaction History).
CHECK AVAILABILITY & RESERVE A SHELTER ONLINE
PARKS MAP & LIST OF AMENITIES  

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Augsburg Park: Open-Sided Shelters
Shelter #1 (East) & Shelter #2 (West)

7000 Nicollet Ave
Capacity: 30
Electricity: No
Restroom: Portable Toilet
Availability: Any 4-hr block between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm

     
636112711115400000   Fairwood Park: Open-Sided Shelter
6700 Logan Ave
Capacity: 40
Electricity: No
Restroom: Portable Toilet
Availability: Any 4-hr block between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm
     
636112711416670000   Monroe Park: Open-Sided Shelter
6710 Irving Ave
Capacity: 40
Electricity: No
Restroom: Portable Toilet
Rental Availability: Any 4-hr block between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm
     
636112711886200000   Sheridan Park: Open-Sided Shelter
6500 Upton Ave
Capacity: 50
Electricity: No
Restroom: Portable Toilet
Rental Availability: Any 4-hr block between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm
     
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Veterans Park: Open-Sided Shelter
6335 Portland Ave
Capacity: 240 (80 per section)
Electricity: Yes
Restroom: Portable Toilet
Rental Availability: Morning, afternoon & evening blocks
Sunday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 1:30-4:30 pm & 5:00-8:00 pm
Evening block not available in September or October.

     
Amph   Wood Lake Amphitheater
Capacity: 100
Electricity: Yes
Restroom: Portable toilet or indoor bathroom access during regular Wood Lake building hours
Building Hours: Mon-Sat, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm
Rental Availability: Any 4-hr block between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm
Available for use on a drop-in basis for no charge, when not reserved. 
636132690829830000   Wood Lake Nature Center: Emily Day Shelter
6710 Lake Shore Drive
Capacity: 60
Electricity: Yes
Restroom: Portable toilet or indoor bathroom access during regular Wood Lake building hours
Building Hours: Mon-Sat, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm
Rental Availability: Any 4-hr block between 9:00 am & 9:00 pm

Reserve shelters online

SHELTER RATES
PRICES BELOW ARE PRE-TAX.
AUGSBURG, FAIRWOOD, AND MONROE: $44/FOUR-HOUR BLOCK
SHERIDAN: $62/FOUR-HOUR BLOCK
EMILY DAY (WOOD LAKE): $82/FOUR-HOUR BLOCK
WOOD LAKE AMPHITHEATER:
$82/FOUR-HOUR BLOCK
VETERANS PARK (see below for rates by day/time/section)
Weekdays (Mon-Thu)
$115 per section/3-hour block
Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)
$135 per section/3-hour block

SHELTER RENTAL GUIDELINES
-Renters are not permitted to use the shelter more than 15 minutes before or after their reserved time. If renters or drop-in users are using a shelter, you must wait until your start time. Please figure setup and cleanup time within your allotted rental time. Reservations must be made five days or more before the event date for Vets, two days for all other shelters.
-Payment is required in total to reserve the facility and this shelter rental is considered a firm commitment when paid (no tentative bookings). No refunds will be granted due to weather. Refunds will only be granted for cancellations with the following conditions:
VETERANS PARK SHELTER: 
-Full refund when cancelled more than 30 days or more from the event date.
-50% refund when cancelled within 14-29 days from the event date
-No refund given when cancelled within 13 or fewer days of event date. 
ALL OTHER SHELTERS: 
-Full refund when cancelled more than 14 days or more from the event date.
-50% refund when cancelled within 7-13 days from the event date
-No refund given when cancelled within 6 or fewer days of event date. 
-Groups are responsible for cleaning up their own garbage and, if there is not room to deposit garbage in a park receptacle, the renter must remove their garbage from the site. If garbage is left behind by a rental group, a cleaning surcharge will billed to the renter. Hot coals must be deposited in the receptacle designated for coals, not in the garbage or the grass.
-Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Food may not be sold at the event.
-The event cannot be advertised or open to the public and must not exceed the facility capacity (Augsburg: 30, Fairwood/Monroe: 40, Sheridan: 50, Emily Day: 60, Vets Park: Each Section: 80, Full Shelter: 240).
-No additional equipment like tents, dunk tanks, inflatables, pony rides are allowed. All seating and food preparation must stay within the shelter boundaries.
-The City assumes no liability for loss, damage, injury, or illness incurred by users of the facilities. The applicant shall be held personally responsible for any breakage, damage, or loss of equipment.
-Food trucks may be used for catering, but not for the public sale of food. Food trucks must be parked on the street or parking lot, except at Vets Park, where the truck can be parked on the short service road between the trail and the west end of the shelter.
-All loading and unloading from vehicles must be done with vehicles in the road or parking lot. Vehicles may not drive into the park and may not drive on the grass.
-Richfield Recreation reserves the right to cancel or shorten the rental of the facility in the event of severe weather or dangerous conditions or if there is a conflict with a Richfield Recreation event. In these circumstances, a full refund will be granted.

Electricity is only available at the Wood Lake Amphitheater and the Emily Day Shelter.

Portable toilets are available at all facilities below. Indoor bathrooms are available as noted below.


All shelters are available for any four-hour block between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm (except Vets Park, which is rented in the pre-determined time blocks listed on the previous page)

PARK BUILDING RENTAL    Reserve buildings online
2024 RATES: $62/4 hours

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Enclosed buildings are available for rent at Jefferson, Madison, and Washington Parks in four-hour blocks between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. The buildings have space for about 25 people and include indoor bathrooms, access to electricity. Renters are sent a link to their phone that enable them to unlock the building with a Bluetooth signal during the time of their rental. Building reservations are open from May 1 through October 31. Reserve a building online or by calling Richfield Recreation at 612-861-9385 (the online system accepts all major credit cards and is accessible 24 hours a day).
   -JEFFERSON PARK (6700 Thomas Ave)
   -MADISON PARK (6244 Knox Ave)
   -WASHINGTON PARK (7600 17th Ave)

 

INDOOR ROOM RENTAL

OUTDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITY RENTAL
Athletic Facility Rental Policies & Application 
Many of Richfield's athletic fields are available for rental for baseball, softball, soccer, football, cricket, tennis, hockey and other events as approved. 

INDOOR ICE RINK RENTAL
Contact the Richfield Ice Arena at 612-861-9350 for more information.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS
For special permission to hold an event on public property (other than just a facility rental), visit our Special Event Permits page.