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.
Roger's Grove Nature Area / Fairgrounds Lake
- Address:220 Hover St
Longmont, CO 80503
- BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
- Boating (belly boats only)
- Community Garden
- Fishing (all ages)
- Parking Lot(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Trails (Paved and Gravel)
- Address:220 Hover St
Nature Area Hours: 1 Hour Before Sunrise to 1 Hour After Sunset
Roger's Grove Nature Area consists of 54.9 acres adjacent to the St. Vrain Greenway and includes Fairgrounds Lake, trails, a shelter, outdoor amphitheater, restrooms, native landscaping, demonstration gardens and an apple grove with fruit free for your harvest! Design and construction of the nature area was primarily funded by the Roger and Roberta Jones Foundation. Roger Jones (1915-1995), enjoyed walking along the river with his wife Roberta (1913-1992). Both educators in the St. Vrain Valley School system, the Jones' wanted to contribute an environment for children and adults to visit, learn and enjoy. Roger's Grove was developed as a nature area, arboretum and outdoor learning center. Additional funding came from the Colorado Lottery and Great Outdoors Colorado.
Designed in 1994, the nature area was constructed in phases from 1995 to 1998. Louisville artist Robert Tulley installed several works of art in Roger's Grove as part of the City's Art in Public Places program. "Waterline," "Kestrel's Way," and "Prairie Underground" were all dedicated in 1995. Nearby is found "Listening Stones," also by Robert Tulley and dedicated in 1998 along the nearby St. Vrain Greenway trail.
The City's major, annual, "signature" event, "Rhythm on the River", is held in Roger's Grove every July. The large picnic shelter is available for reservations for a $35.00 for a resident $44.00 for non-resident. To view a complete list of amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.
Dogs allowed on leash, please pick up after your pet.
For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.