Townsend Shelter images
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:
  • Two large barbeques
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:
  • 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)
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: 8/22/2016 4:18:27 PM