Rent Picnic Shelters & Meeting Rooms

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Overview

A variety of picnic shelters and meeting rooms are available at County Parks & Recreation Centers. You can complete the reservation online or in person at one of our service centers.

Things to Consider

  • All facilities including shelters, rooms and buildings, are offered for private use. No commercial activity is permitted without prior approval from Hillsborough County.
    • Examples of commercial use include, but are not limited to: Yoga, CPR, Tai Chi or other classes where participants pay to attend or where goods or services are offered for a fee
    • To inquire about renting a facility for commercial use, send an email to Conservation Parks
  • All shelter rentals must be made at least three business days in advance of the event
    • Some rooms require up to two weeks advance notice
    • Read the information for the shelter/room you select carefully for specific information before reserving
  • Events with an expected attendance of 50 or more people must first complete a Special Event Application
  • All rentals require payment at the time of reservation
  • All cancellations must be made in writing at least two weeks in advance of the event
    • No credits will be considered within two weeks of the event
    • Cancellation requests may be sent to the email address listed on your receipt
  • Bounce houses are not allowed at all parks
    • Read the information for the park you select carefully for individual park rules
    • You must use a vendor from the approved bounce house vendors list for parks that allow bounce houses. We have already pre-screened these vendors and they have met all insurance and licensing requirements.
  • No alcohol is permitted in County parks

Fees

Picnic Shelter Rental Prices

Size Capacity Daily Fee *
Small 30 $42.80
Medium 31-60 $74.90
Large 61-150 $133.75
Extra Large 150 $240.75

*Fee includes sales tax.

Meeting Room Rental Prices

Facility Type Building Fee Staff Fee* Total Fee**
S Capacity 0-100 $40 Per Hour $40 Per Hour $85.60 Per Hour
M Capacity 101-150 $45 Per Hour $40 Per Hour $90.95 Per Hour
L Capacity 151-250 $50 Per Hour $40 Per Hour $96.30 Per Hour
XL Capacity 251-up $100 Per Hour $40 Per Hour $149.80 Per Hour

* Rooms rented at staffed conservation parks do not have any staff fees

**Fee includes sales tax.

How To

  1. Visit our online reservation system
    • You can also click the Rent button at the top or bottom of this page
  2. Sign in to your account
    • If you do not have an account, you must create one to reserve a facility
    • At the sign in page for the online reservation system, click the "Create an Account" button and follow the instructions
  3. Search the shelters and meeting rooms
  4. Select a date, time, location and type of rental needed
  5. Complete reservation and pay

You can also visit one of our service centers listed below to reserve shelters and meeting rooms:

  • Parks and Recreation
    All People's Life Center
    6105 E. Sligh Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33617
    (813) 635-3500
  • Conservation & Environmental Land Management
    Branchton Conservation Office
    15502 Morris Bridge Rd.
    Thonotosassa, FL 33592
    (813) 987-6240

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Phone
(813) 744-5595