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Shelter Rentals

The city of Aurora has 19 city parks with shelters that can be reserved during the months of April through mid-October.

Reserving a Shelter
Shelter reservations for 2024 open on Monday, Jan. 1.

Reservations are taken online up to seven days prior to the shelter rental date.

Shelters are available to reserve for exclusive use on weekends and gives exclusive use of the rental facilities for one day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Reserving a park shelter does not give you exclusive access to the park, the playground, or other park amenities. Ball fields and softball diamonds are not included with your shelter rental. Please respect other park patrons using these public spaces.

Drop-in Shelter Use Info
The 19 r
eservable park shelters are available on a first come, first served basis use during the weekdays and holidays during park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

All other community park shelters are available on a first come, first served basis during park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Blackout Dates
Please note that shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis only during the following blackout dates:

- Friday, June 28-Sunday, July 7 
- Saturday, Aug. 17

For questions or more information on park shelters, please call 303.739.7213 or email [email protected].

If your event involves any of the following, please visit our Park Permits page:
- You plan on using a tent/canopy larger than 20'x20'.
- The event is being advertised to the public.
- You are using a food truck.
- An event that includes fundrasing to benefit non-profit organizations.
- An event that includes advertising and/or promoting a commercial venture.
- There will be goods, items, and/or services for sale (current copy of Aurora Business License and/or Tri-County Health Certificate will be requested prior to issuance of the Temporary Use Permit).
- You will have a DJ, live music, or other amplified sound such as a stage set up. Amplified sound is allowed only at Bicentennial Park, Generals Park, Lowry Park, and Utah Park and will require a Temporary Use permit.
- The event will impact other park users and/or general park operations.

Park Noise: Be Considerate

City of Aurora code (Sec. 146-1802) limits residential sound levels to 55 decibels during the day, which, for example, is the sound of a normal conversation. After 9 p.m., the level drops to 45 decibels. Please be considerate of park neighbors and other park users by keeping your music and voices to a reasonable level.

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