Many of our parks provide shelters that offer an excellent place to host gatherings or special events. A complete list of parks with shelters is provided below; click the park name to review details about that park.
Access our online park shelter reservation system to find availability and submit your reservation.
To reserve a park shelter via phone, call (303) 651-8404.
Guidelines for Reservations
- Park shelter reservations are stopped Thursdays at noon for that weekend's rental.
- Park shelter reservations are made on-line by credit card, by phone with credit card (303-651-8404 ) or by cash/credit card in person at 700 Longs Peak Avenue (Recreation Services)
- Shelter reservations may be made months in advance. Reservations are accepted for dates April through October. Reservations are not accepted for winter months when restrooms are winterized.
- Reservations are made on a first-come/first serve basis and need to be paid the day the reservation is requested.
- You are renting the shelter, you do not have exclusive use of the park or restrooms.
- Bouncy houses, pony rides and petting zoo's are not allowed in any City Park.
- You must follow all Park Rules.
- Signing a Park Shelter Reservation Agreement form is required for every rental confirming no alcohol, no live music or amplified sound.
Rental Rates for City Park Shelters
Effective December 8, 2015
Daily rental rate for groups of under 99 people
- April 8 - May 14: $45 resident/ $56.25 non-res
- May 15 – August 14 (Peak Season): $65 resident/ $81.25 non-res
- August 15 - October 13: $45 resident / $56.25 non-res
For groups of 100 people or more, a special application is required and the fee will be based on the number of people attending. You may be required to rent port-o-lets for larger groups.
Please be aware that special permits are required if you are holding a large event, charging admission or serving or selling alcohol. Learn more about such permits, including when you need them, how you get them and how much they cost by visiting the City Clerk's Licensing and Permits webpage or contacting the Clerk's Office.
Flanders Neighborhood ParkAmenities:
- Basketball (hoops, not full court)
- BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
- Boating (non-motorized, carry on boats only)
- Fishing (all ages)
- Parking Lot(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Trails (Paved and Gravel)
- Volleyball Court(s) - Sand
Neighborhood Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Flanders Neighborhood Park, located north of McIntosh Lake across from Dawson Neighborhood Park, was built in 1995 and gets its name from the Flanders family, leaders in Longmont's business and civic affairs for five generations. The family is descended from Frederick Walter Flanders (1866-1935), a prominent realtor and banker who moved to Longmont in 1904, and served as mayor in 1927-28, when he ousted the mayor supported by the Ku Klux Klan. The park is on the site of the Flanders farm; a historic marker identifies a remnant of the milk house.
Flanders Park features a multiple-use court suitable for both roller hockey and basketball, a playground and a shelter. Xeriscape landscaping showcases hearty and native plants along the pathways, which offer spectacular views of McIntosh Lake and the mountains to the west. To view a complete list of park amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.
McIntosh Lake Nature Area and greenway trail connect Flanders Neighborhood Park to Dawson Neighborhood Park and also to the Agricultural Heritage Center at Lohr-McIntosh Farm (managed by Boulder County Parks and Open Space). This 7-acre park is accessed from a parking lot off North Shore Drive.
For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.