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Plan your summer: Book a park shelter

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2023
Updated on January 4, 2023

It may be winter, but warmer weather isn’t too far away. Book a park shelter for your summer gathering now. Shelters are available to rent for picnics, meetings, receptions and reunions.

Registration opened January 3, 9 a.m. for shelter use April 15 – October 15. Shelters amenities vary by location. They may include electricity, grills, restrooms and drinking fountains. City parks offer nearby playgrounds, volleyball and bag toss, trails, softball fields and other amenities.

  • Moir Park, 104th Street at Morgan Avenue, Shelter 1: Accommodates 200+. Shelter 2: Accommodates 50.
  • 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.

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.