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201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2525
Fax: 507-328-2535

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Picnic Shelters

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 There are 15 shelters throughout the City of Rochester that can be reserved.

Level One: $300.00 + tax

These shelters have electrical service, full service restrooms, ample adjacent parking, playgrounds, other park facilities and a covered picnic area with picnic tables to accommodate the number of people listed above (8 per table).

Level Two: $200.00 + tax

These shelters have limited electrical service, full service restrooms, adjacent parking, playgrounds, other park facilities and covered picnic area with picnic tables to accommodate up to 125 persons (15 tables).  ^The Three Links Shelter is reserved in four(4) hour time blocks and has picnic tables to accommodate up to 100 persons.

Level Three: $100.00 + tax

These shelters have limited electrical service, adjacent restrooms or portable toilets, limited parking, playgrounds, other park facilities and picnic tables to accommodate up to 50 persons (8 tables).  These shelters do not have water with the exception of Central & Watson which have a drinking fountain at the adjacent restroom building.

*Parks where amplified sound is permitted with the proper permits.

Reservations may be made beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th for the year 2017. You can make reservation requests online. Click here to view the availability schedule and make your reservation request. Reservations can also be made in person at the Parks and Recreation Office located at City Hall. Please direct questions to the Rochester Parks and Recreation Office at 507-328-2525. See Rules & Fees for more details.


Picnic Shelters

Updated on 02/26/2015 9:01 AM

Photo album of picnic shelters throughout the Rochester park system