Park Shelters

Four of Northfield’s parks have picnic shelters that can be rented by the public between May and October. 

Reservations are taken after January 1 for the coming rental season and must be made at least one month in advance of rental date.

Confirmation will be sent after deposit and rental fee is received.

Cancellations require 72 hour notice.

Deposit and rental fees

The charge for a 1 to 4 hour rental is $45. The charge for an all day rental is $65. 

All reservations require a $100 damage deposit. Check will be destroyed after shelter has been inspected and found acceptable.

Damage deposit and rental fee must be received seven business days after reservation was placed to secure rental date and time.


Restroom keys are available for groups larger than 25 people (excluding Spring Creek Park which does not have restroom facilities). 

Keys may be picked up 48 hours prior to reservation during office hours.

Keys must be returned within 72 hours from end of reservation. Failure to do so will result in loss of damage deposit – no exceptions.

You may pickup and return keys at the City of Northfield Street Department at 1710 Riverview Drive, Northfield, MN.


The reservation gives you priority for the use of the shelter space only. It does not guarantee the cleanliness of the shelter, as it is a public space. We strongly suggest checking the condition of the shelter the day of your reservation

Rules for parks

  1. All parks close at 10:00 p.m.
  2. Glass containers are not permitted in City Parks, i.e. drinking glasses, jars and bottles.
  3. Consumption of beer is allowed. Consumption of all other alcoholic beverages is not allowed. Beer must be brought in metal or aluminum cans. 
  4. Event organizers are responsible for cleaning and disposing of garbage at the event’s conclusion. Garbage bags must be provided by event organizer. 
  5. City of Northfield personnel will inspect the area after the group has used the shelter.
  6. Bring your reservation confirmation with you to the shelter on the day of your rental as proof that you have rented the shelter.

Parks with shelters

Visit individual park pages to view shelter availability and amenities.

Oddfellows Park

Riverside Lions Park

Sechler Park

Spring Creek Park