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Park Shelters

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Park shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis, unless they are already reserved. Shelter reservations begin on the first business day in January for each calendar year.

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Shelter availability


Rent a shelter

To rent a shelter, you must do so in person at the Lenexa Rec Center, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy. (8 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday), or the Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St. (8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You will be asked to pay applicable fees (see below) and sign a rental contract.

  • The resident rate applies to residents and businesses who pay Lenexa property taxes. If you would like to qualify for the resident rate, please bring a valid driver’s license or a photo ID and current utility bill in your name.

Rental times

We offer shelter reservations in the following time blocks:

  • Half day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Half day: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Full day: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rental fees

When you rent a shelter, you are reserving the use of the shelter and its amenities only. This includes tables, grills, cement pad and fire pit. Playgrounds, open areas, courts and parking lots remain open to be used by other park guests.

Oak Shelter (Black Hoof Park)
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Grand Pavilion (Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park)
Half Day   Full Day
 Lenexa resident discount $150  $300
 Regular rate $200 $400
Gazebo (Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park) 
Two-hour maximum between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  
 Lenexa resident discount  $50
 Regular rate  $75  

 All other shelters

Half Day Full Day
 Lenexa resident discount  $50  $100
 Regular rate  $75  $150


Special event permit

A Special Event Permit will be required for events that need more space than the shelter area can provide, e.g. walk-a-thons, large private events, etc. LPRD must approve the Special Event Permit, and an additional fee may apply.

Special Event Permit Application

Please adhere to the parking lot capacity when you are planning larger events. 


Alcohol policy

Alcohol permits are $15 and only apply to cereal malt beverages (3.2%) in cans only.

  • You must be the renter and at least 21 years old.

  • The permit will cover all guests at the shelter.

  • You must complete a beer permit application when you make your reservation.

  • If you are having 150 or more guests and would like beer at your event, you are required to have a Lenexa security officer on duty.

  • Alcohol is prohibited at Craig Crossing Park.


Other policies

  • Restrooms: Our park restrooms are open from mid-April through the end of October, depending on freezing temperatures. From November through mid-April, you will have access to portable toilets (exception: Matt Taylor Park). We unlock restrooms starting at 5 a.m. and lock them starting at 9 p.m.

  • Following your event, please make sure your shelter is clean and cleared of trash on the tables and ground. Please remove all decorations. Our staff will empty the trash and clean the grills after your event.

  • If you need to cancel your reservation, you must email parksandrec@lenexa.com at least 31 days before, or you will forfeit your fees.

  • We do not give refunds due to inclement weather. However, you can move your reservation date if a new date is available.