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.

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

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Take a visit of the Shelter facility you've reserved at least 1-week prior to your event booking.  Follow-up with Park Office with questions and/or special requests.

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

 

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Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

There are four shelters are located in wooded picnic areas of the park and are within walking distances to the creative playground and the beach.

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Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Shelter Details:

Picnic 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
  • Gated access to Shelter area - MUST REQUEST access prior

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  Picnic 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
  • Gated access to Shelter area - MUST REQUEST access prior

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Picnic Area #4 and Shelter:

  • 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
  • Gated access to Shelter area - MUST REQUEST access prior

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Picnic 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

 LMP Shelter Use

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.

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Baylor Regional Park Shelter Details:

Beach Shelter

  • Large Grill
  • Water & Electric
  • Convenient Parking
  • Flush toilet facility located adjacent to shelter
  • Approximate Seating under roof - 112
  • Additional Seating on grounds - 24
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Horse shoe game
  • Nearest to beach, adjacent
  • View of lake, not wooded

Prairie Shelter

  • Large Grill
  • Water & Electric
  • Convenient Parking
  • Vault toilets located near shelter
  • Approximate seating under roof - 80
  • Additional seating on grounds - 24
  • Ball feld
  •  Floating boardwalk/trails
  • Within walking distance to beach and flush toilets
  • View to marsh and park grounds, not wooded

Community Room

  • Stove and oven
  • Water and electric service
  • Refrigerator
  • Convenient parking
  • Flush toilets indoors onsite
  • Approximate seating indoors - 100
  • Outdoor deck seating - 94
  • Deck is 35' x 55' and has 12 picnic tables
  • Available May- October
  • Air conditioned/heated indoor room
  • Food serving counter

Lake Waconia Regional Park

There is one shelter at this park and it overlooks the lake. A volleyball court and a restroom facility are available.

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 Lake Waconia Regional Park Shelter & Facility details

Picnic 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


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Lake Waconia Event Center:

  • Operated by Lancer Catering through 2017 call 952-466-9910
  • Events for 2018 contact Parks Office at 952-466-5250
  • Large wooden dance floor
  • Stage for entertainment
  • Can accommodate groups of 50-750

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 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.

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