Lions Shelter images
The Lions Shelter is a large shelter located close to two of the Park's most well-loved attractions, the historic locomotive and the dinosaur bones. 
It includes an incredibly long picnic table (carved from a single Douglas fir tree), plus ample outdoor cooking facilities, electricity, and a children's play area. The Park's extensive horseshoe pit area is just a short walk away.  The Lions Shelter is available to rent year-round.

About the Lions Shelter in the Avery Park & Natural Area
Capacity: 100 under the roof; 300 in the surrounding area
(view shelter's location on
Avery Park & Natural Area map) (PDF)
Lions Shelter Features:
  • Four large barbeques
  • A 93' wood picnic table carved from a single Douglas fir
  • Playground equipment
  • Potable water via a sink inside the shelter
  • 110V power outlets
  • Automatic lights that come on at dusk
  • Restrooms on-site (four, handicap accessible)
Rental Times & Rates
The Lions 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 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 5 pm; and 6 pm to 10 pm.  If you reserve more than one time block for your event, the hour in between time blocks is yours 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 Permits
  Additional Options to Enhance Your Rental
  • 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: 6/1/2016 4:45:45 PM