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Book a park shelter

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2022
Updated on January 4, 2022

Warm up by thinking of sun and fun while making plans for this coming summer. Book a park shelter for your summer gathering now. Shelters are available to rent for picnics, meetings, receptions and reunions as Minnesota Department of Health guidelines allow. Registration began January 3, 9 a.m. for shelter use April 25 – October 5. Shelters amenities vary by location. They may include electricity, grills, restrooms and drinking fountains. City parks offer nearby playgrounds, volleyball and horseshoe courts, trails, softball fields and other amenities. 

  • Moir Park, 104th Street at Morgan Avenue, Shelter 1: Accommodates 200+. Shelter 2: Accommodates 60. 
  • East Bush Lake Park, 9140 East Bush Lake Road, Shelter 3: Accommodates 200. 
  • West Bush Lake Park, 94th Street at West Bush Lake Road, Shelter 1: Accommodates 200. Shelter 2: Accommodates 100. 

Maximum capacity of shelters is subject to change to comply with the latest guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health. New in 2022, online reservations now available. Call 952-563-8877 or visit for more information. Smaller shelters at other City parks may be available to reserve upon request.