Picnic Shelters

Park Shelter Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. All City of Blaine park shelters are currently open for small household group use. The shelters are not cleaned or sanitized and shelter users must follow social distancing guidelines. Shelters are are also available for small group rentals. Current executive orders allow for outdoor event space, such as park shelters, to operate at 25 percent capacity. This allows for groups of up to 50 people to rent park shelters. You can view shelter availability at BlaineMN.gov/Register. To make a reservation you must call the Park and Recreation Department at 763-785-6164.

Blaine has four large picnic shelters that can accommodate groups up to 150.  These shelters are perfect for graduation parties, family reunions, team picnics, birthday parties, and more!  All other shelters are first come, first serve.  To reserve a picnic shelter, visit BlaineMN.gov/Register, select Facility Rentals, and submit an online request OR complete a Facility Use Application (PDF) and submit payment before a permit will be issued .  

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Aquatore Park

9191 Lincoln Street NE
  • 2 shelters for groups up to 150 each
  • Large new playground
  • Restroom building
  • Grills & electrical outlets
  • Softball fields
  • Open play space
  • Large shaded areas
  • Adjacent to Fogerty Ice Arena

Lakeside Commons Park

3020 Lakes Parkway
  • Shelter for groups up to 150
  • Concessions
  • Beach & splash pad
  • Playground
  • Restroom buildings
  • Grill & electrical outlets
  • Boat rentals
  • Fishing dock
  • Sand volleyball court

Town Square Park

10802 Town Square Drive
  • Shelter for groups up to 150
  • Fountain
  • Open play space
  • Trails
  • Restrooms nearby at Blaine City Hall

Rental Fees

   Lakeside Commons Aquatore & Town Square Park
Resident Half Day $101.77 $80.34
Resident Full Day $160.69 $139.26
Non-resident Half Day $133.91 $112.48
Non-resident Full Day $192.83 $171.40

Rental Hours

Full Day: 9AM - 10PM
Half Day: 9AM - 2PM OR 3 - 8PM

Special Events
Rentals for large groups (over 150) are available and require additional fees and permits.  Please contact our office to discuss holding your special event at one of our parks!

Anoka County Parks

Additional options for picnic shelter rentals can be found by contacting Anoka County Parks.