The shelters can be reserved from April 1 through October 31 each year. In 2022, the City will begin accepting reservations on March 1, 2022.
Any reservations of 75 or more (including weddings) must be coordinated through the Event Guidelines process. For information on greenspaces, contact Jeffery Rhodes at (816) 741-7676.
- 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Parkville Residents: $25
- Non-Parkville Residents: $35
Reservation Dates & Times Calendar
To check shelter availability, click on the List View Calendar link below:
Forms (fillable PDFs)
- Shelter Reservation Permit
- Supplemental Activities Form (required if having inflatables, carnival games, dunk tank, etc.)
Options to submit your application include:
- In person at City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue
- By fax to (816) 741-0013
- Online through the Online Submission Form Online Shelter Reservation page
A reservation is not considered complete until the signed application is received, the shelter is confirmed available and payment is received. As stated on the application, refunds are not issued if you change your mind or there is inclement weather or other acts of nature. Refunds are only issued if the park is closed at the time of your reservation.
There is absolutely NO PARKING at the River Shelter.
Confetti and paint can cause damage to the concrete pads and picnic tables at our shelters in English Landing and Platte Landing parks. If you plan to make crafts, hang banners from the beams, throw confetti, pop balloons or use paint, please help us protect the shelter areas by using tablecloths on the picnic tables and rugs/mats on the concrete pads. Please pick up your trash and throw it away, clean off the picnic tables and remove tape from the beams. We appreciate your help in keeping our parks and shelters clean for others to enjoy.
Grills are provided at each shelter for your convenience. There is an additional $30.00 charge for the use of a self-contained BBQ cooker (larger than the standard charcoal and gas grills). Only the East and West shelters have a concrete pad installed for self-contained BBQ cookers.
The McKeon Stage and brick patio are now available for reservation on a daily basis, as well as the River Stage. The fee for an event of 75 or more people is $400.00 ($300 event; $100 stage) to reserve the stage and patio for one day. The stage is approximately 20′ deep, 40′ wide, and elevated 3′ off the ground and the brick patio that is approximately 60′ wide and 100′ long. The stage also has 400 amps of power and water available. A $25 application fee is non-refundable and is applied toward the event. Click here to view the new Event Guidelines. Contact Anna Mitchell at (816) 741-7676 to coordinate your event.