Rent Picnic Shelters & Meeting Rooms

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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
    • Email Parks Administration for more information
    • Please allow 5 to 7 business days from the time of submission for the application process to be initiated. (excluding weekends and holidays)
  • 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


Picnic Shelter Rental Prices - Daily Fee
  • Small (up to 30 people) - $40 per day*
  • Medium (31 - 60 people) - $70 per day*
  • Large (61 - 150 people) - $125 per day*
  • Extra large (up to 150 people) - $225 per day*

*Fee DOES NOT include sales tax.

Meeting Room Rental Prices

(Minimum of 4 hour rental for meeting rooms)

  • Small (up to 100 people)
    • Building fee - $40 per hour
    • Staff fee* - $40 per hour
    • Total fee** - $80 per hour

  • Medium (101 - 150 people)
    • Building fee - $45 per hour
    • Staff fee* - $40 per hour
    • Total fee** - $85 per hour

  • Large (151 - 250 people)
    • Building fee - $50 per hour
    • Staff fee* - $40 per hour
    • Total fee**- $90 per hour

  • Extra large (251+ people)
    • Building fee - $100 per hour
    • Staff fee* - $40 per hour
    • Total fee** - $140 per hour

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

**Fee DOES NOT include 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


For assistance with a rental in a conservation park, email Conservation & Environmental Lands Management or call (813) 829-2626.

Get Help

(813) 252-0567