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The Maple Grove Shelter is located in a secluded grove of trees near the Marys River
on the northwest side of the Park. It includes a children's play area and limited river views and is within easy walking distance of the Rose Garden.  A short walk through the woods leads to restrooms and another, larger children's play area. The Maple Grove Shelter is available to rent year-round.

About the Maple Grove Shelter in the Avery Park & Natural Area
Capacity: 50 under the roof; 100 in the surrounding area
(view shelter's location on
Avery Park & Natural Area map) (PDF)
Maple Grove Shelter Features:
  • Large barbeque
  • Generally six standard picnic tables at the shelter
  • Limited views of the Marys River
  • Playground equipment including swings and a tire climbing structure
  • Potable water via a nearby drinking fountain
  • 110V power outlets
  • Automatic lights that come on at dusk
  • Ample parking
  • Options to allow alcohol service & consumption, the selling of products and services, and/or amplified sound (permits required)
Rental Times & Rates
The Maple Grove Shelter is rented in 4-hour time blocks. Your reservation time must include time to set up and tear down your event. Your time block choices are (1) 8 am to 12 pm; (2) 1 pm to 5 pm; and/or (3) 6 pm to 10 pm.  If you reserve more than one time block for your event, the hour in between time blocks is offered at no additional charge. Rates are:
  • Mondays - Thursdays: $55 per 4-hour block ($50 per 4-hour block for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
  • Fridays - Sundays and Holidays: $70 per 4-hour block ($55 per 4-hour block for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
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.
Optional Special Use Permits
  • Alcohol (alcohol service and consumption allowed until 10 pm with permit): $12 [permit must be requested at least 30 days prior to the event, and can only be issued to someone age 21 and over (ID required)]. You will be given a copy of the City's codes regarding alcohol in public places and must agree to abide by them.
  • Concessions (required for events involving an admission fee or the sale of products/services): $120
  • Sound (amplified): $5. You will be given a copy of the City's codes regarding amplified sound in public places and must agree to abide by them.
  • Site plan review by Parks Division staff (if needed): $50 minimum
  Additional Options to Enhance Your Rental
  • Reservable Ball Fields: 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. The rate for reserving a ball field are:
    • Monday - Thursday: $35 per 2 hour period or $75 for exclusive use all day (8 am - 10 pm)
    • Friday - Sunday & Holidays: $55 per 2 hour period or $100 for exclusive use all day (8 am - 10 pm)
  • Softball, Horseshoe, Croquet & Volleyball Equipment: Equipment sets for playing softball, horseshoes, croquet, and volleyball are available for rent from the Avery Office for $10 per set, per day. A $25 credit card deposit is required (fully refunded upon return of the equipment).

Ready to make your reservation?
Call the Parks & Recreation Avery Office at (541) 766-6918.

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Last updated: 2/29/2016 4:45:25 PM