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Parks and Picnic Shelters

The park system offers over 1,700 acres of park land and environmental areas with many trails throughout. Pavilion rental is available for an outdoor gathering, with many parks having playground equipment, ball fields, courts and restroom facilities for community use.

Plan your picnics now

If you are planning a small family picnic or large company gathering, Brooklyn Park parks have picnic facilities suited to meet your needs. From individual tables to picnic pavilions that can hold up to 150 guests, you'll find the perfect place to enjoy your day!

Park activity buildings

Maximum capacity


Sound and damage deposit


Resident rate


Non-resident rate


Parks include

  • Hamilton Park
  • Jewell Park
  • Monroe Park
  • Northwoods Park
  • Willowstone Park

Picnic pavilions

Park Maximum capacity Resident rate Non-resident rate Sound and damage deposit
Central Park 150 $200 $225 $300
River Park 150 $200 $225 $300
Oak Grove Park, Pin Oak (South) 60 $100 $125 $300
Oak Grove Park, Burr Oak (North) 60 $100 $125 $300
Brookdale Park 50 $50 $90 $200
Northwoods Park 50 $50 $90 $200
Hamilton Park 40 $25 $50 $100
Hartkopf Park 40 $25 $50 $100
Jewell Park 40 $25 $50 $100
Monroe Park 40 $25 $50 $100
Willowstone Park 40 $25 $50 $100

Sales tax will be added to all rental fees.

Where to rent a picnic pavilion

Central Park

River Park

Oak Grove Park

Brookdale Park

Northwoods Park

Hamilton Park

Hartkopf Park

Jewell Park

Monroe Park

Willowstone Park

Reserving a picnic pavilion

Reservations for our summer picnic season are accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning in February, date will be announced in December of previous year.

One permit per person allowed. We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover for rental fees and special use permits.

If you are planning an event in one of the parks and the event includes music, dunk tank, game/carnival activities, race/walk/bike events, or inflatables, a special use permit is required.

Phone and email

Contact the Recreation customer service staff

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