Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Beloit Parks & Recreation Division is delaying reservations of park shelters and facilities until no sooner than April 1st. These facilities would typically begin being used May 1st.
While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, the City of Beloit paused early shelter rentals in order to protect the health of city workers and the public. While we certainly hope that the 2021 season (May-October) will be safe for work picnics and family reunions, our focus is the safety of our community.
Please follow https://www.beloitwi.gov/covid19 for the latest COVID-19 updates.
The City of Beloit’s Parks and Recreation Division offers reservations for picnic shelters May 1st through September 30th. The bathrooms at all City of Beloit Parks are closed Mid-October through April for winter.
Reservations are not taken for picnic areas without a shelter as these areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All shelter reservations can be made in person beginning the first business day in January at the Parks and Recreation Office, 2351 Springbrook Court. Business hours are 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.
Shelters and Pavilions Rental Fees:
Picnic Shelters: Hilliard, Krueger, Big Hills Lower, Big Hills Upper, Midlawn, US Pride, Leeson, & Horace White Park Gazebo, (Resident) $45.00 Day | (Non-Resident) $60.00 Day
Leeson Park Pavilion Reservation (Resident) $125.00 Day | (Non-Resident) $135.00 Day
Jones & Harry C. Moore Pavilion Reservation (Resident) $150.00 Day | (Non-Resident) $160.00 Day
Telfer Park Pavilion – click here for fees and details
Parks Grounds Rental – $25.00 (Space for tent, chairs, ceremony, etc. in immediate area near the pavilion or shelter being rented).
Baseball/Softball Field – Rental $25.00 Day
Baseball/Softball Field – Preparation of the field is $65.00 per Day
Reservation Procedures for Park Shelters/Pavilions:
- RESERVATION PROCESS: All rental fees must be paid in person with full payment when making the reservation. Sorry, no holds! All reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservation permits are posted weekly on or near the shelters. Please respect the cleanliness of the shelter if you see a posted reservation by not using the shelter!
- BEER PERMIT: ONLY City of Beloit residents are able to obtain a beer permit at no cost at 2351 Springbrook Court between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Valid and current Identification card is required showing proof of residency along with a 24 hour notice.
- SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS: Permits can be obtained from 2351 Springbrook Court when an organized group wants to sell, possess and/or consume beer in those parks designated by City Ordinance, have a public event, or special entertainment.
- NOISE ORDINANCE: Loudspeakers, amplification equipment, or other devices causing considerable noise may be used in Riverside Park (Moore Pavilion, Jones Pavilion and Mid-Lawn Shelter) ONLY. Amplification devices are not permitted in any of the other parks. Any use of the parks must not detract from the enjoyment by other park patrons.
- PARK HOURS: Dawn to 10 p.m. except for Big Hill Park, which closes at 9 p.m.
- PARK GROUNDS RENTALS: Shelter rentals are for the reservation of shelters and immediate grounds only. A park grounds fee of $25 is required for expanded use (such as chairs, tents, etc. on the lawn). Set up of extra equipment adjacent to or near any shelter requires a Park Grounds Rental Fee.
- DIGGING TO SECURE TENTS/BOUNCY HOUSES: When digging for tents/bouncy houses (except Riverside Park) Alliant Energy MUST be called to mark the utility pipes/lines. The City of Beloit is not responsible for any damage/broken lines/pipes. Call Digger’s Hotline at 800-242-8511 to put in a work order. Alliant Energy will mark where to dig; which is a FREE service – so please make sure this is done! **Riverside Park digging is prohibited, use sandbag(s) or water barrels for securing tents/bouncy houses.
- BALL DIAMOND RESERVATIONS: Shelter reservations do not include ball fields or volleyball courts. These are used on a first come-first served basis. Any reservations of ball fields must go through the Recreation Supervisor at 608-364-2890.
- REFUND POLICY: When cancelling, the permit must be brought in person to the office at 2351 Springbrook Court with an ID. After a permit is issued, a partial refund is available up to seven (7) days prior to the reservation date. A $15.00 service fee will be retained. A check will be processed and mailed to the address on the permit. Refunds are not given at our office. All fees will be retained for all cancellations which are less than seven (7) days prior to reservation date. Rained-out dates will not be refunded; however, a second date can be reserved without charge if applied for within 2 business days. refund policy
- PARK SHELTER RENTER RESPONSIBILITIES: Groups holding permits are required to leave picnic grounds in a clean and orderly condition. Any out of the ordinary work required by Parks and Grounds Division Personnel to clean the picnic area following use by a group will be billed to the person renting the facility on a cost basis. Please bring extra garbage bags for excess garbage. Thank you!
- NO DRIVING VEHICLES ON PARKS GROUNDS: No party reserving a picnic shelter has the authority to drive into a park or up to a shelter to unload or load their picnic items (food, etc.). There will also be no parking of vehicles on grassy areas surrounding picnic shelters; especially at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion at Riverside Park.
- CAMP FIRES: ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CITY OF BELOIT PARKS.
- ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: Sky lanterns and helium balloons are banned from being used in City Parks. For alternative ideas, please see this website https://blog.padi.com/2019/04/24/eco-friendly-alternatives-to-balloon-releases-and-sky-lanterns/.
- GRILLING: When grilling in the City Parks, please dispose of coals properly in the bins provided. If there is no bin, please do not just dump in the park! Grills are not provided.
- RESERVATION FORM: Renters should have access to their Park Shelter Permit and Beer Permit (if applicable) at all times for proof of reservation.
- PARK SHELTER ISSUE: If you have a problem with the shelter, call 608-364-2929.
- RESTROOMS IN CITY PARKS WILL BE CLOSED MID OCTOBER.
- RESTROOMS IN CITY PARKS WILL BE OPENED BY MAY 1ST.
Facility Rental Fees: