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Riverside Park Picnic Shelter

Riverside Park Picnic Shelter
  • Covered picnic area with cement floor
  • Picnic table seating for up to 50 people
  • Large group grill
  • No electricity, potable water, or modern restrooms available
  • Fully accessible

Dates Available

May 1 through second Saturday in October

Times Available

Daily
10:00am - 9:30pm

Reservation Fee

  • Residents - $36
  • Non-Residents - $66

Make a Reservation

If not reserved, Picnic Shelter is available on a first come basis.

Facility Rules

  • Nothing is allowed that would damage park property or furnishings. This includes nails, screws, tacks, staples, duct tape, mailing tape, or similar products. Decorations may be adhered using painter’s tape, Command™ strips, or floral wire and must be completely removed after the event.
  • Anything that would leave evidence after the reservation is not allowed. This includes sidewalk chalk, glitter, confetti, birdseed, rice, or sprinkled decorations of any kind.
  • Piñatas are allowed; however, a tarp or sheet must be placed under it to ensure everything is cleaned up after the reservation.
  • There is a fee to bring in an amusement (such as a bouncy house, dunk tank, etc.) and these items must be approved in advance. Proof of liability insurance and a completed liability release form are required. Please contact the Parks Office for more information.
  • Dogs and other animals are not allowed in any rental areas. Service dogs are permitted if working and wearing an identifying harness or vest.
  • Alcohol is not allowed.
  • There is no running water in the park. Rustic restroom facilities are available.
  • There is a $5.00 fee to use the boat launch at Riverside Park, unless your vehicle has an Ottawa County Parks annual permit.

Facility Opening/Closing

The facility will only be available at the times listed on your rental confirmation form. You may not see a staff person when you arrive.

Parks staff will:

  • Make sure your facility is ready on time.
  • Clean and remove trash after your reservation.

You (the renter) would be responsible for:

  • Any decorating or food-related needs, such as table coverings, dishes, utensils, etc.
  • Placing all trash in the bins that are provided.
  • Removing all belongings at the end of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

If the person renting a facility cancels the reservation, the following policy applies:

  • 61+ days prior to the reservation: 80% refund of reservation fee plus 100% refund of deposit, or the reservation may be rescheduled for a $20 rescheduling fee.
  • 31 to 60 days prior to the reservation: 50% refund of reservation fee plus 100% refund of deposit, or the reservation may be rescheduled for a $20 rescheduling fee.
  • 0 to 30 days prior to the reservation: Reservation fee will not be refunded, and reservation may not be rescheduled. 100% of deposit will be refunded.
  • No show, no call, or cancellation after the reservation date: Neither the reservation fee nor the deposit will be refunded, and reservation may not be rescheduled.

Exceptions to cancellation policy:

  • If the facility is unavailable due to a building maintenance issue (e.g. a fire, plumbing or HVAC issue, etc.), a natural disaster, pandemic, government restriction, or other problem outside of the control of both Ottawa County Parks and the renter, the renter would be offered a 90% refund of the reservation fee and 100% refund of deposit, or the reservation may be rescheduled at no additional cost, or the funds may be placed on account for a future reservation, park program, or merchandise.
  • If Ottawa County Parks chooses to cancel the reservation for any reason not listed above, 100% of all fees will be refunded, or the reservation may be rescheduled at no additional cost.