Picnic Shelters

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department offers large and small picnic shelters and pavilions for rent at several parks. 

Individuals are able to request a rental online and staff will contact you to finalize your event details.  


Bishop Park 

Bishop Park has one shelter available for rent. The field side can seat up to 50 people and is available the first weekend in April - October. The other side is not available for rent. A kitchen is available for an additional fee. 

East Athens Community Center

East Athens Community Center has a picnic shelter for rent. The shelters accommodate 25 people.  

Lay Park 

Lay Park has one picnic shelter for rent. The shelter accommodates 25 people.  

Memorial Park 

Memorial Park has three picnic shelters available for rent. Each shelter contains six picnic tables, two grills, and ceiling fans. 

North Oconee River Park East

North Oconee River Park East Park has one picnic shelter. There is no charge and it is on a first come, first serve basis.

Reese and Pope Park

Reese and Pope Park has one picnic shelter. There is no charge and it is on a first come, first serve basis.

Rocksprings Park 

Rocksprings Park has a covered pavilion includes five tables and accommodates a total of 40 people. A grill is available as well. 

Sandy Creek Park 

Sandy Creek Park boasts a total of nine shelters/facilities for rent that can accommodate large groups.

*November-March rental ending times are seasonally adjusted to match park hours. Please contact the park for details on these adjustments.

Walker Park

Walker Park (formerly Trail Creek Park) has two covered picnic pavilions available. One located next to the Splash Pad and the other near the ball field.