Picnic Shelter on Open Space 

Picnic & Park Shelters

 Reservable Shelters

For a fee, reserve park shelters anytime from sunrise to sunset year round. Tables, grills, and restrooms are included, although electricity and drinking water are not available.

Reserve a Shelter

Shelter Fees

Shelter Fee Capacity


Map and directions
Located on the Boulder Valley Ranch property which is managed by the City of Boulder.

*Seating provided for 50 but we allow up to 100 people to use the shelter for those who bring their own tables and chairs as long as they stay within the footprint of the shelter
$35 50-100*


Information about Betasso Preserve
$35 50


Contact the Scheduling Coordinator to reserve
varies 100

Heil Valley Ranch

Information about Heil Valley Ranch
$35 50

Mud Lake

Information about Mud Lake
$35 50

Walker Ranch at Meyers Gulch

  • June 1 - November 30: shelter is only reservable on Saturdays and Sundays due to construction on Flagstaff Road
  • June 1 - November 30: shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday
Information about Walker Ranch
$35 50


  • Must be able to agree and sign the Reservation Agreement
    Agreement will be sent after reservation has been processed.
  • Must agree to the follow the Rules and Regulations
  • Refunds will not be given if the reservation is canceled less than thirty (30) days in advance of the reservation date.

Shelter Photos

 Free Shelters

Picnic tables are available at most trailheads. The following park shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not reservable:

Free Non-Reservable Shelters Capacity
Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm 25
Coal Creek Trail 20
Hall Ranch 50
Lagerman Reservoir 50
Lefthand Valley Grange 50
Pella Crossing 25
Rabbit Mountain 30
Walden Ponds - Cottonwood Marsh 50
Walden Ponds - Wally Toevs 10


Parks & Open Space
Sukey Williams
303-678-6178 (fax)