Park Shelter Reservations

Picnic shelters may be reserved in the following parks in the City: Bayville Farms, City View, Great Neck, Lake Lawson / Lake Smith Natural Area, ​Little Island, Mount Trashmore, Munden Point, Williams Farm and Red Wing. Large shelters range from eight to twelve tables, medium shelters have two tables, and small shelters have one table. All shelters have grills for charcoal cooking.

​​​​​​​​​Picnic Shelter Reservation Prices: Mount Trashmore & Little Island Park

*From May 1 - September 30, only full-day reservations are accepted Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
*Half-Day Rentals - 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (morning) and 3 p.m. until 1/2 hour prior to closing time (evening)


Virginia Beach ​Resident​​Non-Resident
Large Shelter - Full-Day & Half-Day Options Available$140 Full-Day/$70 Half-Day​$200 Full-Day/$100 Half-Day
Medium Shelter - Full-Day Only (Mount Trashmore)
$70​$100
Small - Full-Day Only
$35​$50

​​​​​​​​​Picnic Shelter Reservation Prices: Bay​ville Farms, City View, Lake Smith/Lake Lawson, Munden Point, Red Wing and Williams Farm

*All shelters at these parks are full-day rental only year around. 
*Between October 1 - April 30, all shelters will be offered at a discounted rate.


Virginia Beach ​Resident​​Non-Resident 
Large Shelter - Full-Day$140 ​$200 
Medium Shelter - Full-Day Only (Williams Farm & Munden Point)
$70​$100

*ALL SHELTER RESERVATIONS END 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO SUNSET. SHELTERS ARE DAY USE ONLY. ​

How Do I Make a Reservation?

To reserve a picnic shelter, please call (757) 385-7275, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Payment is due in full at the time of the reservation.​

Do I Need a Permit?

Permits must be secured no less than 30 days prior to event date and require a paid shelter reservation. Items requiring a permit include but are not limited to:

Amplified sound • Commercial cookers • DJ • Live entertainment • Amusements • Staging • Non-food vending • Generator • Fundraiser events • Mechanical rides • Pony rides • Petting zoo • Catering • Food-trucks

​Fill out our Event Permit Interest Form​ to give us a better idea of your event needs.

Permitting Fees:

Park Land Use

  • $100 Small
  • $250 Medium 
  • ​$500 Large

Event Permits (with paid shelter or land use reservations only)

  • ​$75 Neighborhood Park Permit
  • $125 Special use permit fee (1-2 items)
  • ​$250 Event permit fee (3-4 items)
  • $350 Large event permit fee (5 or more items)
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Refunds/Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 21 days or more prior to the event will be charged a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 21 days prior to the event will be charged a 25% cancellation fee. All permit fees associated with your reservation are non-refundable. 

For more information on the cancellation policy, please contact Parks and Natural Areas at (757) 385-7275.

Rain Date

Reservations will not be refunded or rescheduled based on the weather forecast. If your event is rained out, please call (757) 385-7275 within seven (7) business days after rental date to reschedule or request a refund. At the time of your call, your shelter reservation must be rescheduled within the current calendar year or a refund will be processed.​​

Fee Waiver Policy

Fee Waivers may be granted for shelters, land use, permits or other amenities used in our Park System. In order to be eligible for a fee waiver, a citizen or group must meet the requirements found​ here.​

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