Shelters

Town of Normal Parks and Recreation has 27 shelters of various sizes available for use by the public. Nine shelters may currently be reserved, while 18 are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are rental fees for reserving a shelter. Rental fees are charged for reservations April 15 through October 15 of each year.

NOTE: Reservations are available the first business day in March each year, and must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation office. Shelters are available 9:00am-9:00pm daily (exceptions may be granted by the Director).

For more information, please reference our Park Shelter Guide (PDF)

 Shelters                                                      
Weekday Rates (Monday-Thursday)
Weekend/Holiday Rates  (Friday-Sunday, Holidays)
David S. Anderson East Shelter
Fairview Park Shelter
Ironwood Park Shelter
Maxwell Park Shelter *  
One Normal Plaza Shelter
Shepard Park Shelter
Underwood Park South Shelter
Underwood Park Brander Shelter
* Unavailable in 2021
$30
$30
$30
N/A
$30
$30
$30                          
$30

$50
$50
$50
N/A
$50
$50
$50
$50                                                       
Anderson West
$20
$40

RENTAL POLICIES

Renter Eligibility: Must be 18 or older and be authorized by the applicant/organization (if you are not the applicant), to sign a reservation agreement.

Cancellation: Requests to cancel a shelter reservation must be made in writing. Cancellation requests received 14 or more days from the reservation will be refunded less a $5 processing fee.

Inclement Weather: We rent our picnic shelters "rain or shine". Please be aware that the rental fee for a picnic shelter will not be refunded in the event of inclement weather. Under dire weather circumstances the Department, at its discretion, may permit rescheduling the rental or provide a refund.

Sound Amplification: If you are planning on having amplified sound at your event (microphones, DJ's, loud music, etc.), you must go to the Normal Police Department - 100 East Phoenix Avenue, to obtain a Sound Amplification Permit.

For a comprehensive list of all park shelter policies, please reference the Park Shelter Guide above.