The city and county Parks & Recreation departments are accepting shelter reservations for the 2023 season. Both now offer reservations to be made online.
City of Owensboro
Shelters will be available daily from April 1 – Oct. 29 during the hours of 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. They are available on a first come-first serve basis. All reservations must be made a minimum of 14 days in advance.
New this year, you can reserve your shelter online by clicking here. Reservation can also be made by calling 270-687-8700 or in person at the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Administrative Center located at 1530 McJohnson Ave. from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Legion and Moreland shelters can be reserved for up to 4 hours for $45. Each additional hour is an extra $12. Ben Hawes Park shelters are a flat fee of $65.
Daviess County shelter reservations
Shelters are available between April 1 and Oct. 31. Between Panther Creek Park and Yellow Creek Park, the county offers nearly a dozen covered picnic shelters for a wide range of events.
To reserve a space, visit daviessky.org and select park reservations. First-time users will need to set up an account before selecting a facility rental.
Many of the picnic shelters are enclosed with lights and access to a barbecue grill. Nearby amenities include a stocked fishing lake, basketball and pickleball courts, disc golf, playground equipment, and spray parks.
For questions or assistance with account creation, contact Daviess County Parks & Recreation at 270-685-6142.