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New Reservation Policy!
W now accept accept year-round picnic shelter reservations. This means you will be able to make reservations 364 days in advance of your event, allowing you to start planning for your event much earlier. This also means that going forward, the City will no longer host the opening day of picnic and park shelter reservations on the second Monday in January.
Our shelters, available for rent April 15-October 15, provide a unique setting for any events as well as a low-cost option to bring friends and family together in the out-of-doors.
Picnic Shelters
With more than 72 city parks in Midland, the places to picnic are endless!  You can find picnic tables in most city parks and several parks provide shelters, grilling facilities and other amenities.  See the picnic shelter amenities listed on this page below.
Picnic Kits
Add to your shelter reservation by reserving a picnic kit from the Midland Parks and Recreation Department. Kit includes a volleyball, rubber horseshoes/posts, Frisbee, football, whiffle bat/ball and jump rope. All kits require a $15 refundable deposit (cash or check). Call the Parks and Recreation Department to reserve your kit.

Park Pavilion Addresses

Park Address
Plymouth Park 1508 E. Wheeler Rd.
Emerson Park 1300 W. Main St.
Stratford Woods Park 3922 E. Ashman St.
Barstow Woods 505 W. St. Andrews St.
Chippewassee Park 100 Golfside Dr.
City Forest Chalet 2840 E. Monroe Rd.

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2015 Year Round Shelters

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Picnic Shelter Amenities

Shelter # of Tables Table Size Capacity Amenities Distance to Restroom Electrical Power/Lights Grills Rental Fee
Plymouth F (Whole) 12 12' (2 are ADA) 168 Fun Zone, basketball, outdoor pool, volleyball court Same Building 2 duplex plugs*, Ceiling lighting 2 Dbl $65
Plymouth F (North) 6 12' (1 is ADA) 84 Fun Zone, basketball, outdoor pool, volleyball court Same Building 1 duplex plug*, Ceiling lighting 1 Dbl $35
Plymouth F (South) 6 12' (1 is ADA) 84 Fun Zone, basketball, outdoor pool, volleyball court Same Building 1 duplex plug*, Ceiling lighting 1 Dbl $35
Plymouth G  (formerly B2) 6 12' 84 play structure, outdoor pool, volleyball court 250' across from the parking lot 2 duplex plugs*, Ceiling lighting 1 Dbl $35
Plymouth H (formerly B3) 6 12' 84 play equipment, outdoor pool, volleyball court 250' across from the parking lot

2 duplex plugs*, Ceiling lighting

1 Dbl $35
Emerson C (1st pavilion on left) 8 12' 112 Play structure,    lit volleyball court across park 450' unpaved path 4 duplex plugs*, Ceiling lighting 1 DBL (shares with EM1) $35
Emerson D (2nd on left) 16 12' 224 Horseshoes, shuffleboard, basketball court, lit volleyball court across park 250' unpaved path None 2 DBL $55
Emerson E (Last on left) 6 12' 84 Play structure,    lit volleyball court across park 750' unpaved path 2 duplex plugs*, Ceiling Lighting 1 DBL $35
Stratford Woods  Park J 8 (5) 8', (3) 6' 66 Near BMX track, lake & trails, (3-12' tables w/in 40' and 4-6' tables near dock), volleyball courts, full basketball  600' paved path 2 duplex plugs*, Ceiling lighting 1 DBL Jumbo grill $35
Barstow Woods A 6 12' 84 Slide, swings, climber, woods, trails Same building 1 duplex plug* 1 DBL $35
Chippewassee Park B 6 12' 84 Port-a-potty,  mega tower + tot play structures, skate park, dog park port-a potty or Farmers Market restroom 2 duplex plugs*, Ceiling lighting 2 DBL $35
City Forest Chalet  4        4        2

5' overlook  hightop

 

49 Biking and walking trails, outdoor fire pit Same building Full electricity 1 DBL Jumbo grill $40/hour (two hour minimum)
Unsheltered picnic areas Emerson 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Plymouth 6 6 12' 84 Varies Varies 2 duplex plugs* 1 DBL $25