Thompson Shelter images
The Thompson Shelter's large size and central location within the Park make it one of the most popular shelters in the Park. 
It includes a children's play area, and is close to the horseshoe pits and restrooms. The Thompson Shelter is available to rent year-round.

About the Thompson Shelter in the Avery Park & Natural Area
Capacity: 120 under the roof; 500 in the surrounding area
(view shelter's location on
Avery Park & Natural Area map) (PDF)
Thompson Shelter Features:
  • Large barbeque
  • Playground equipment including swings, balancing/step platforms, a sandbox, and a climbing wall
  • Potable water via a sink
  • 110V power outlets
  • Automatic lights that come on at dusk
Rental Times & Rates
The Thompson 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 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
  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 4:45:44 PM