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Park Shelter Reservations and Permits

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Parks, Open Space & Trails


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.


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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.

  • Kanemoto Neighborhood Park

    Kanemoto playground
    1. Address:1151 S. Pratt Parkway
      Longmont, CO 80501
    1. Activity Pool (Outdoor, Seasonal)
    2. Basketball Court(s)
    3. Multi-use Field(s)
    4. Outdoor Fitness Equipment
    5. Pagoda
    6. Parking Lot(s)
    7. Picnic Area(s)
    8. Playground(s) - handicap accessible
    9. Restroom(s)
    10. Shelter(s)
    11. Trails (Paved)
    12. Volleyball Court(s) - Sand
    1. Parks

Neighborhood Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Donated to the City of Longmont by the Kanemoto family in 1966, Kanemoto Park is a seven-acre park within Southmoor Park, a neighborhood built by the family on land they had farmed. Goroku Kanemoto (1882-1935) immigrated from Japan in 1910. He worked on the railroad, then in Colorado on potato and beet fields until he could lease his own farm. His sons George and James became truck farmers and businessmen, as well as leaders in the community and in the Buddhist Church.

Kanemoto Park showcases the Tower of Compassion, a structure built in the style of a traditional Japanese temple. It was donated to the people of Longmont by the Kanemoto family as an expression of gratitude and giving selflessly of oneself. On a nearby plaque is explanation of the five-story tower. Each level represents the meaning of compassion:  Love, Empathy, Understanding, Gratitude of all Things, and Giving Selflessly of Oneself.

Kanemoto Park was extensively damaged as a result of citywide flooding in September 2013. All park amenities have been fully restored.

A children's activity pool with a slide feature is found at the eastern end of the park. Left Hand Greenway borders the park to the south, extending east and west with connection to the St. Vrain Greenway. Burlington Elementary School is located north of the park. To view a complete list of park amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.

For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.

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