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Picnic Shelter Reservations

Picnic ShelterCall (615) 862-8408

Phone lines are only open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-noon.

Effective January 6, 2014 reservations can be made year round for the months of April through October. You may only reserve one year in advance of the date you are requesting.

Timeframe Resident Non-resident
1st Half of Day (6a.m. - 3p.m.) $30 $40
2nd Half of Day (3p.m. - 11p.m.) $30 $40
All Day (6a.m. - 11p.m.) $60 $80
Percy Warner Park - 1st Half of Day (6a.m. - 3p.m.) $50 $55
Percy Warner Park - 2nd Half of Day (3p.m. - 11p.m.) $50 $55
Percy Warner Park - All Day - All Day (6a.m. - 11p.m..) $100.00 $110.00


Picnic Shelter Rental Rules

Payment for a shelter reservation is due 14 days after making the reservation. If payment is not made before that time, your reservation will be cancelled and made available to the general public. The permit is not valid until the balance due equals zero. Metro Parks requires the permit holder to have a PRINTED COPY OF THE PERMIT WITH THEM DURING THE COURSE OF THEIR RESERVATION; A PERMIT ON A SMARTPHONE IS INVALID. To receive a refund you will need to cancel 30 days prior to your reservation date. No refunds are issued based on inclement weather, lawn conditions or the conditions of restrooms. Picnic shelters are rented "as is". Metro Parks does not guarantee the condition of the lawn or anything outside the immediate shelter. Metro Parks does not provide grills, water, lights and/or electricity for picnic reservations. Ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, concession stands and other amenities are not a part of the shelter reservation. The shelter reservation ONLY INCLUDES THE COVERED SHELTER AND 30-FEET PERIMETER AROUND THE SHELTER. Excessive trash left in a shelter after a reservation may result in a fine. Since our shelters are outside venues we suggest you bring a broom to sweep out the shelter and extra trash bags to make sure no trash is left in the shelter. Please be sure to place all trash in trash receptacles.

It is the responsibility of the renter to determine if keys for restrooms, gates or other things are necessary. In the event you need to make a change to your reservation it is the permit holder's responsibility to either reach us by phone or come in person and make arrangements. We must have written request to make any changes after payment has been received. No changes will be permitted after the date of the initial reservation.

In the event of safety or security issue, or if another group is utilizing the shelter upon your arrival please politely inform them that you have reserved the shelter by permit and that your permitted time is beginning. if you foresee problems please do not hesitate to contact the Metro Park Police at 615-880-3429 for assistance.

The permit holder will be responsible for reimbursing Metro for the cost of repairing damages directly or indirectly caused by the permit holder or their guests, normal wear and tear expected.

Shelter rentals are subject to rules and regulations of the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation Department, Nashville, Tennessee. It is expected that any facilities used be left in a neat and orderly fashion. DRINKING OR POSSESSION OF BEER AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, VENDING OR SELLING IS PROHIBITED.

A convenience fee is added to all credit and debit card transactions processed by Metro Government. The fee of 2.3% is assessed by a 3rd party company and no part of the fee goes to Metro.

Metro Parks Reservations Center

2565 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203

Reservations schedule

Phone & Walk-In Reservations:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–noon

Walk-In Reservations only:
Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Information we need for reservations

  • Name of Park
  • Date (1st & 2nd choices)
  • Time
  • Type of Event
  • Number of attendees expected
  • Usage of Sound (microphones, etc.)
  • Your Name
  • Your Mailing Address (with zip code)
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Daytime Phone Number

Participants Code of Conduct

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