Picnic Shelter Reservations

Picnic Shelter

Reservation Fees
Willow Oak Picnic Shelter


$25 per hour (non-residents)
$20 per hour (residents)
2-hour minimum
Hickory Picnic Shelter$15 per hour (non-residents)
$10 per hour (residents)
2-hour minimum
Special Event $250 fee4-hour block 


Picnic Shelter Application (PDF)

Special Event Application & Policies (PDF)

Mills River Park has two picnic shelters available to rent. The shelters may be reserved no more than 6 months in advance. To reserve the shelter, please bring a completed application to Town Hall with payment. Only cash or check is accepted. Credit or debit cards are not. Please check the calendar below for availability. 

The Mills River Park Willow Oak picnic shelter has a capacity of 96 individuals with 16 picnic tables. Electricity, water, and charcoal grills are available. 

The Hickory picnic shelter has a capacity of 36 individuals with 6 picnic tables.

Any party or event that would like to utilize areas of the park beyond the picnic shelter may request use through a special event application. The fee for a special event is $250 per 4-hour time block.