Parks & Picnic Shelters

Picnic Shelter Reservations

To reserve a picnic shelter, phone 406-721-PARK, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Email Paula Fisher, Recreation Support Specialist, for more information.  Please note: emails do not constitute a confirmed reservation.

Missoula Parks and Recreation offers picnic shelters for reservation in several neighborhood parks. Shelters are available for rent for picnics, reunions, and other events during these time periods:

  • 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • All-day

Special use permits and fees are required for special events and for reservations at Fort Missoula Regional Park, McCormick Park, Bess Read Park and Memorial Rose Garden

Alcohol in parks

  • See MMC #12.40.040 Exhibit B for a list of parks where alcohol is permitted.
  • Possession and consumption of beer, wine and hard cider are allowed for individuals or small groups of six or less without a permit, or for groups of seven or more with a permit, in parks listed in Exhibit B where a restroom or portable toilet is provided and is available.
  • You may purchase an alcohol permit online for Bonner Park, McCormick Park, Playfair Park, & Fort Missoula Regional Park.
  • Glass containers are prohibited.

Amplified Sound

Amplified sound is prohibited in parks with the exceptions below and further defined in MMC 12.40.065 #29 Exhibit C.

  • Small impromptu gatherings of 6 or fewer park users amplifying sound are required to adhere to restrictions set forth in Exhibit C designated as Type 2 community parks and Type 3 neighborhood parks. Learn more
  • A fee-based amplified sound permit is required for large events of 7 or more park users as set forth in Exhibit C designated as Type 1 community parks and Type 4 neighborhood parks
  • Amplified sound is defined as any powered sound device with volume control.
  • Call 552-6256 to purchase an amplified sound permit.

Reservable Picnic Shelters and Fees

Park (with electricity access)Fee / Time BlockFee for Full Day
Bonner$62.75$156.75
Pineview$51.75$129.25
44 Ranch$51.75 $129.25
Lafray$51.75 $129.25
MRL Park$51.75$129.25
Silver Park Shelter$94.50$236.25
Silver Park Pavilion$192.50$577.50





Standard picnic shelters (no electricity access)Fee / Time BlockFee for Full Day
Greenough*$46.25$115.50
Franklin$46.25$115.50
Kiwanis$46.25$115.50
SS Lions$46.25$115.50
Playfair$46.25$115.50
Northside$46.25$115.50
Maloney Ranch$46.25$115.50
*Alcohol not permitted

Fort Missoula Regional Park

ParkFee / Time BlockFee for Full DayDeposit
Bella Vista Pavilion$365 (Fri - Sun) $312 (Mon - Thurs)$912.50 (Fri - Sun) $780 (Mon - Thurs)$500
Overlook Shelter$94.50 (Fri - Sun) $76.50 (Mon - Thurs)$236.25 (Fri - Sun) $191.25 (Mon - Thurs)$200
Bitterroot Shelter$51.75$129.25$200
Meadowlark Shelter$165$425.50$200

Add-Ons for Pavilion

Alcohol Permit at FMRP

$50 permit fee, plus a $50-$200 deposit depending on group size. You may purchase an alcohol permit online for Fort Missoula Regional Park.

Special use permits and fees are required for special events and for reservations at:

To book a Special Event, phone 406-552-6256, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Email Paula Fisher, Recreation Support Specialist, for more information.

Please note: e-mails do not constitute a confirmed reservation. To reserve a sports facility, contact Recreation Facilities Manager Brien Halterman at 552-6266 for more information.

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