600 East 4th Street • Chaska, MN 55318 • (952) 361-1500      
Home > County GovernmentDepartments/DivisionsPublic Works > Shelter and Banquet Facility Information

Shelters & Banquet Facility Information

Picnic Shelters General Information

If you are considering organizing a special gathering, family reunion or company picnic, and would like to take advantage of the outdoors, consider reserving one of seven picnic shelters or the Community Room within the Carver County Parks system.

NEW - We now allow Shelter and Community Room Reservations one year in advance.  Terms and conditions do apply, please contact the Parks Office for further information.

You can check the availability of picnic shelters for the upcoming year by contacting our Park Office.  

At Baylor Regional Park, two shelters and a community room are available. The Beach Shelter is situated overlooking Eagle Lake, and the Prairie Shelter is positioned overlooking maintained park grounds, cattail marsh and is conveniently located next to a ball field. 

BP beach areaBeach Shelter:

  • Large grill
  • Water and electric service
  • Convenient parking
  • Flush toilet facilities located convenient to shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 112
  • Additional seating on grounds - 24
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Horse shoe court
  • Tennis court
  • Near beach
  • Site is open, view to lake


BP weekend funPrairie Shelter:
  • Large grill
  • Water and electric service
  • Convenient parking
  • Vault toilets located near shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 80
  • Additional seating on grounds - 24
  • Ball field
  • Floating boardwalk/trails
  • Within walking distance to beach and flush toilets
  • Site is open, view to marsh and park grounds

 

Community Room:
Also at Baylor Park, inside a remodeled 1935 barn, a large community room can accommodate events without the worry of uncertain weather conditions May - October.

  • CR weddingStove and oven
  • Water and electric service
  • Refrigerator
  • Convenient parking
  • Flush toilets conveniently located
  • Approximate seating indoors - 100
  • Outdoor deck seating - 94
  • Deck is 35' x 55' and has 12 picnic tables
  • Available May - October
  • Air conditioned/heated fully enclosed room
  • Food serving counterBaylor Park Community Room deck




 

 

 

At Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, four shelters are located in wooded picnic areas of the park and are within walking distances to the creative playground and the beach.
 
image_82Picnic Area #2 and Shelter:

  • Large grill
  • Water and electric service
  • Parking
  • Vault toilet facilities located convenient to shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 64
  • Additional seating on grounds - 48
  • Nearest shelter to beach
  • Creative Playground within walking distance
  • Site is wooded


LMP shelter 3Picnic Area #3 and Shelter:
  • Large grill
  • Water and electric service
  • Convenient parking
  • Vault toilet facilities located convenient to shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 80
  • Additional seating on grounds - 48
  • Creative Playground within walking distance
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Fire ring
  • Site is wooded


Picnic Area #4 and Shelterlmp_picnic_four_a:
  • Large grill
  • Water and electric service
  • Convenient parking
  • Vault toilet facilities located convenient to shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 64
  • Additional seating on grounds - 48
  • Creative Playground within walking distance
  • Volleyball court
  • Fire ring
  • Site is wooded


LMP shelter usePicnic Area #5 and Shelter:
  • Large grill
  • Water and electric service
  • Food preparation room
  • Food serving counter
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove and oven
  • Convenient parking
  • Flush toilets
  • Approximate seating under roof - 144
  • Additional seating on grounds - 32
  • Closest shelter to Creative Playground
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Volleyball court
  • Site is open, view to lake


At Lake Waconia Regional Park, the shelter overlooks the lake. A volleyball court and a restroom facility are available at the park.

LWP weekend funPicnic Area and Shelter:
  • Large grill
  • Water and Electric Service
  • Parking
  • Flush toilet facilities located convenient to shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 80
  • Approximate seating on grounds - 24
  • Volleyball court
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Play equipment
  • Site is open, view to lake and Coney Island


Event center inside
Lake Waconia Event Center:

  • Operated by Lancer Catering
  • Large wooden dance floor
  • Stage for entertainment
  • Can accommodate groups of 50-750
  • For more information: 
        o  Visit Lake Waconia Event Center
        o  Call 952-466-9910 or Email

Brochures and Forms:
Picnic Shelters Brochure (pdf)
Facility Rental Policies and Rules (pdf)          

For additional information, please contact the Carver County Park Office at (952) 466-5250.