The Townsend Shelter, one of the Park's newest shelters, is perfect for your next large gathering. It is centrally located within the Park, and its close proximity to the historic locomotive, the dinosaur bones, the East Baseball Diamond, and a nearby grassy and open area make it a great place for mixed-age events. The shelter is also within walking distance of the Rose Garden. The Townsend Shelter is available to rent year-round.
|About the Townsend Shelter in the Avery Park & Natural Area|
|Capacity: 80 under the roof; 200 in the surrounding area|
(view shelter's location on Avery Park & Natural Area map) (PDF)
|Townsend Shelter Features:|
|Rental Times & Rates|
The Townsend 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:
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
- Mondays - Thursdays: $52 per 4-hour block ($46 per 4-hour block for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
- Fridays - Sundays and Holidays: $67 per 4-hour block ($52 per 4-hour block for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
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
Ready to make your reservation?
Call the Parks & Recreation Avery Office at (541) 766-6918.
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