Location & Directions
The Maple Grove Shelter is located on the northwest side of Avery Park and Natural Area. This Avery Park map (PDF) may be useful in helping you locate the shelter inside the park.
Availability & Reservations
The Maple Grove Shelter may be rented all each year; it is rented in 4-hour time blocks:
8 am to 12 pm
1 pm to 5 pm
6 pm to 10 pm
When renters reserve consecutive time blocks, the hour in between time blocks is included at no additional charge. Remember that the reservation must include time to set up and tear down your event.
The shelter can be reserved up to eighteen months in advance of the date of your event. Call Parks & Recreation at 541-766-6918 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm to check availability and make a reservation. Full payment is due at the time the reservation is made. Credit cards are accepted over the phone.
Facility Description & Capacity
The Maple Grove Shelter is nestled in a secluded grove of trees in Avery Park. There are generally 6 standard picnic tables at the shelter.
The Maple Grove Shelter features:
Capacity of 100 people in the area, or 50 people under roof
Limited views of Mary's River
Playground equipment includes swings and tire climbing structure
Potable water via a nearby drinking fountain
Automatic lights that come on at dusk
The nearest restrooms are within walking distance, through the woods, near the Avery Park playing fields and handicapped accessible playground area.
Nearby Park Features
The Maple Grove Shelter sits in Avery Park and Natural Area which features 75 acres of natural areas, sports fields, picnic shelters and varied play equipment areas. The nearby historic steam locomotive and an art sculpture called the dinosaur bones are favorite places for kids to climb and explore. A walking/jogging trail winds through the park and long Marys River. The Rose Garden is within walking distance of the Maple Grove Shelter. All ball fields within Avery Park and Natural Area are available on a first come, first served basis unless specifically reserved via a permit for your event.
Alcohol / Sound Considerations
Alcohol is permitted in the shelter area only with an approved Alcohol Permit. See the permit fee below. Alcohol permits are only issued to individuals aged 21 or older; ID is required.
Amplified sound is allowed with an approved Sound Permit. See the permit fee below.
Renters will be given a copy of the City's codes regarding alcohol and/or amplified sound in public places and must agree to abide by these codes.
Monday - Thursday: $50.00 per 4-hour time block
Friday - Sunday & Holidays: $65.00 per 4-hour time block
Additional fees, when applicable:
Alcohol Permit: $ 12.00
Sound Permit: $ 5.00
Reservable ball fields:
Monday - Thursday: $35.00 for 2-hours / $75.00 for exclusive use of a ball field all day
Friday - Sunday & Holidays: $55.00 for 2-hours / $100.00 for exclusive use of a ball field all day
Softball, Horseshoes, Croquet and Volleyball equipment:
$10.00 per set, per day A $25 credit card deposit is required, and is fully refunded upon return of the equipment.
NOTE ABOUT FEES: All fees are subject to change without notice. Additional fees/requirements may apply, especially for activities or events outside of a standard group gathering. Our staff can help you determine if these fees apply to your event.
REFUND POLICY: The alcohol and sound permit fees are non-refundable. Refunds for rental fees will not be given if the written request is received less than thirty (30) business days before the date of the event. NO refunds are granted due to inclement weather. When a rental fee refund is requested and approved, a $10 processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. The refund request form is found on the last page of the Refund Policy (PDF)