Shelter Information & Reservations

 

The City of New Bern has many beautiful parks and shelters available to the public throughout the City.  The Parks and Recreation Department offers a reservation system where a park or shelter may be reserved for a small fee. 

You may make a reservation by calling our Administrative Office at  (252) 639-2901.  In order to secure your reservation, you must complete an application and pay for your reservation within 10 business days.

Please note that submitting a request form does not guarantee your reservation.

By clicking on the park below, you will receive more information for each park/shelter that can be reserved.

If you would like to reserve a shelter/park, please use the form below.  If you are also requesting use of electricity, the Use of Electricty Form must be completed also.

Shelter Reservation Form- For reservations for less than 100 people.

Please note: Use of Electricity form must be completed if electricity is requested.

Pre-Event  or Permit Questionnaire - To be used for events or permits.

For reservation fees, click on appropriate park:

Glenburnie Park

Lawson Creek Park

Ft. Totten

Pleasant Hill

Union Point Park

Kidsville

D.E. Henderson

All park reservation fees

 

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Glenburnie Park

Jaycee Shelter

Lions Shelter

 

 

Elks Shelter

 

Rotary Shelter

 

Located at: 340 Glenburnie Drive

Glenburnie Park is a 51-acre park located on the Neuse River and is located north of the city.  Although not completely developed, it has considerable recreation value in its natural features;  Neuse River, hills, ravines and shady woodlands. 

Amenities include:  a public boat ramp with paved parking, a fishing pier, four picnic shelters with parking nearby, restroom facilities, frisbee golf course and a playground.  Picnic tables are located at each shelter and on the surrounding grounds for use by the public.  This park is also home to the Down East Dog Park.  Click on the Dog Park tab for more info.

 

Amenities:

Shelter

Name

Capacity Electricity
Grill

Playground

Jaycee
112
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lions
48
yes
Yes
Yes
Elks
32
No
Yes
Yes
Rotary
32
No
Yes
Yes

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates:

Shelter

Name

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

Jaycee
$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00
Lions
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
Elks
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
Rotary
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00

 

Prices reflect companies/organization rates

Shelter

Name

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

Jaycee
  $44.00
   $48.00
  $59.00
   $63.00
Lions
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00
Elks
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00
Rotary
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00

 

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Lawson Creek Park

Click here for park map

 

Lawson Creek Shelter

Jack's Island

 

Located at: 1309 Country Club Road

This is a 140-acre park located just west of the Tryon Palace on the Trent River.  Lawson Creek Park has a shelter, two boat launches, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, two soccer fields, two fishing piers, a handicap walkway, one handicap fishing pier and a walking trail.  There is an additional picnic area located at Jack's Island which contains a walkway, picnic tables, grills and parking.

Amenities:

Shelter

Name

Capacity Electricity
Grill
Playground

Lawson

Creek

2 Shelters

Each holds 72

Yes
2
No

Jack's

Island

No Shelter
Yes
Yes
No

 

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates:

 

Shelter

Name

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

Shelter #1

 $29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00
Shelter #2
$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00

Jack's

Island

$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00

 

Prices reflect company/organization rates:

 

Shelter

Name

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

Shelter #1

$44.00
$48.00
$59.00
$63.00
Shelter #2
$44.00
$48.00
$59.00
$63.00

Jack's

Island

$44.00
$48.00
$59.00
$63.00

 

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Ft. Totten

Ft. Totten Shelter

Ft. Totten Playground

Located at:  490 Fort Totten Drive

This is a 5.4 acre site which features a lighted softball field, modular playground and tot lot, picnic shelter with grills and picnic tables, res room facilities and steet side parking.

 

Amenities:

Shelter Name Capacity Electricity Grill Playground
Ft. Totten
16
Yes
Yes
Yes

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates:

 

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00

 

Prices reflect company/organization rates:

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

$24.00
$28.00
$29.00

$33.00

 

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Pleasant Hill

                 Pleasant Hill Shelter                             Pleasant Hill Playground

 

Located at:  427 NC 55 Hwy West

This 4.5-acre open space park has two picnic shelters, bathroom facilities, a playground, a horseshoe pit, an approximately 1/4 mile walking trail, a volleyball court, and a basketball court.

 

Amenities:

Shelter

Name

Capacity Electricity Grill Playground
#1
56
Yes
Yes
Yes
#2
56
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates only. 

 

Shelter

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

#1
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
#2
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00

 

Prices reflect organization/company rates:

Shelter

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

1-4 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Resident

5-8 Hours

Rental Fee

Non-Resident

#1
$34.00
$38.00
$29.00
$33.00
#2
$34.00
$38.00
$29.00
$33.00

 

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Union Point Park Complex

Union Point Park Gazebo

 

Located at:  210 East Front St.

One of the true gems of the city, Union Point Park Complex is a scenic six-acre site located at the point of the Neuse and Trent Rivers in beautiful historic downtown New Bern.

The hallmark gazebo  frequently used for weddings, festivals, and various special events, highlights what  is a magnificent and breathtaking view.  This complex includes a walkway bridging Union Point Park and Bicentennial Park, two boat launches, restroom facilities, picnic tables, game tables, fishing pier, grills, and a small playground.

Amenities:

Area Name Capacity Electricity Grill Playground
*Gazebo Various
Yes
No
Middle Open Area
No
Yes
Yes
Stage Open Area
Yes
Yes

*Please call 252-639-2901 for gazebo capacity.

 

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates only. 

 

No reservations are taken for Sundays at the gazebo only. Usage is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Park Area

1-4 Hours

Resident

1-4 Hours

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

Stage
$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00

Stage Side

Picnic Area

$19.00

$19.00

$29.00

$33.00

Middle

$19.00

$19.00

$29.00

$33.00

Gazebo is reserved by the hour: 

$40/hr City Resident

$55/hr Non-City Resident

A maximum of 6 hrs can be reserved at one time.

 

Prices reflect company/organization rates:

Park Area

1-4 Hours

Resident

1-4 Hours

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

Stage
$29.00
$33.00
$54.00
$58.00

Stage Side

Picnic Area

$24.00
$28.00
$39.00
$43.00
Middle
$24.00
$28.00
$39.00
$43.00

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Kidsville

 

 

Located at:  1225 Pinetree Dr.

Kidsville is a unique, multi-level, wooden playground with mazes, walkways, balance beams, trampline bridges, a fire pole, slides, a train, ship and much more.  This facility may be reserved for any occasion.  If you would like to reserve Kidsville, please call 252-639-2912.

 

Amenities:

Capacity Electricity Playground Grill
16
No
Yes Yes

 

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates only. 

 

1-4 Hours

Resident

1-4 Hours

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00

 

Prices reflect company/organization rates:

1-4 Hours

Resident

1-4 Hours

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

$24.00
$28.00
$29.00

$33.00

 

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D.E. Henderson Park

Located at:  940 Chapman St.

D.E. Henderson Park is 30 acres big and adjoins Stanley White Recreation Center. The park consists of two shelters with grills and four picnic tables.  The surrounding grounds have two lighted regulation size basketball courts, two baseball fields, a soccer field, modular playground, outdoor restroom facility, walking trail, outdoor fitness course and ample parking.

Amenities:

Area Name Capacity Electricity Grill
Shelter #1
16
Yes
Yes
Shelter #2
16
Yes
Yes

 

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates:

Shelter

1-4 Hours

Resident

1-4 Hours

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

#1
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00
#2
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00

 

Prices reflect company/organization rates:

 

Shelter

1-4 Hours

Resident

1-4 Hours

Non-Resident

5-8 Hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

#1
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00
#2
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00

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All Shelters

Please note that the below listed pricing is for individual and family rates only. Please call 252-639-2901 for company/organization rates.

 

Amenities

Shelter Capacity Elec. Grill

Playground

Glenburnie

Park:

       
Jaycee 112 Yes Yes Yes
Lions 48 Yes Yes Yes
Elks 32 No Yes Yes
Rotary 32 No Yes Yes

Lawson

Creek:

       
Shelter #1 72 Yes Yes No
Shelter #2 72 Yes Yes No
Shelter #2 72 Yes Yes No
Jack's Island

Open

area

Yes Yes No
Ft. Totten 16 No Yes Yes
Pleasant Hill        
Shelter #1 56 Yes Yes Yes
Shelter #2 56 Yes Yes Yes
Union Point Park        
**Gazebo See below Yes No No
Stage Open Area Yes Yes No
No Stage or Gazebo Open Area Yes Yes Yes
Kidsville 16 No Yes Yes
D.E. Henderson        
Shelter #1 16 Yes Yes Yes
Shelter #2 16 Yes Yes Yes

Fees:

Prices reflect individual and family rates:

 

Shelter

1-4 Hour

Resident

1-4 hours

Non-

Resident

5-8 hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

Glenburnie

       
Jaycee
$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00
Lions
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
Elks
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
Rotary
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00

Lawson Creek:

Shelter
$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00
Jack's Island
$29.00
$33.00
$44.00
$48.00
Ft. Totten
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00
Pleasant Hill
Shelter #1
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
Shelter #2
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
Union Point Park

**Gazebo

see below

$40.00hr $55.00hr
$40.00hr
$55.00hr
Stage
$24.00
$28.00
$34.00
$38.00
No Stage or Gazebo
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00
Kidsville
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00
D.E. Henderson
Shelter #1
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00
Shelter #2
$19.00
$23.00
$29.00
$33.00

 

Prices reflect company/organization rates:

Shelter

1-4 Hour

Resident

1-4 hours

Non-

Resident

5-8 hours

Resident

5-8 Hours

Non-Resident

Glenburnie

       
Jaycee
$44.00
$48.00
$59.00
$63.00
Lions
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00
Elks
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00
Rotary
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00

Lawson

Creek:

Shelter
$44.00
$48.00
$59.00
$63.00
Jack's Island
$44.00
$48.00
$59.00
$63.00
Ft. Totten
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00
Pleasant Hill
Shelter #1
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00
Shelter #2
$34.00
$38.00
$44.00
$48.00
Union Point Park

**Gazebo

See below

$40.00hr

$55.00hr

6 hr max

$40.00hr
$55.00hr
Stage
$29.00
$33.00
$54.00
$58.00
No Stage or Gazebo
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00
Kidsville
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00
D.E. Henderson
Shelter #1
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00
Shelter #2
$24.00
$28.00
$29.00
$33.00

**Gazebo:  Maximum 6 hours per reservation - a minimum of 2 hours between reservations. Reserved by the hour:

$40/hr City Resident

$55/hr for Non-City Resident

Maximum of 6 hours per reservation

No reservations are taken for Sundays at only the gazebo.

Refund Policy:

If cancelled 30 days prior to event - 100%; 15 days prior to event - 50%; and 7 days prior to event - no refund.

Note:  "Same-day" cancellations due to severe weather systems (storms, hurricaines, high winds, cold) or facility damaged/closure, will be rescheduled on the first available date of the customer's choice, or fee will be returned in full.

 

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PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
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