City park facility reservations resume Wednesday

The pandemic had shut down park rentals since May 2020, but now you're free to rent anything from a picnic table to a whole building!
credit: City of Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, the Parks and Recreation Department will resume accepting reservations for renting city park buildings and shelters, picnic tables, and sports areas.

The soonest an area can be reserved is for May 1. Facility rentals have been suspended due to the pandemic since May 2020.

You can rent shelters and group picnic tables for three-hour blocks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., or daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. To complete a reservation, it must include set up and clean up time, the reservation is not complete until payment is received.

  • Enclosed shelters at Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Drive, and Bethany Park, 66th and Vine streets, are $120/three hours, $240/day, and require a $100 refundable damage deposit. Van Dorn Park at 9th and Van Dorn streets is $105/three hours, $210/day, and a $100 refundable damage deposit is required.
  • Open shelters are $60/three hours or $120/day. Locations include Antelope, Belmont Bethany, Cooper, Henry, Holmes, Mahoney, Oak Lake, Peter Pan, Roberts, Roper, Tierra, and University Place.
  • Group picnic tables at Antelope, Holmes, and Peter Pan parks are $40/three hours or $80/day.
  • The Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Drive, cannot be reserved online and must be reserved in person at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at 3131 “O” St., Suite 300. The facility is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The rental fee is $400/four hours and a refundable $400 damage deposit is required.

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