Sunday, February 10, 2013

Park Shelters Popular Among Residents

The Village's park shelters continue to be popular among Bellevue's residents.  The shelters are typically used for family gatherings, ranging from birthday parties and graduations to small wedding receptions.  For the fifth consecutive year, private party reservations have increased.  Reservations have gotten to the point where weekend availability is limited for enclosed shelters like those found at Josten and DeBroux parks.  As a result of this popularity, the Leisure Services Department is encouraging groups to reserve their dates quickly before the shelters become unavailable.

Reservations are accepted on a first come-first serve basis  at the Village offices, 2828 Allouez Avenue, Monday through Friday 7:30am –4:30pm. 

The following is the 2013 fee schedule:
Enclosed Shelters (Josten & DeBroux parks)
$50 deposit
$85R / $107/NR per day
 $25 for diamond lights only

Open Shelters (Josten North or South & Willow Creek parks)
$50 deposit
$60R / $75/NR per day

Important Rental Information:
Any private citizen (resident or non-resident), non-profit group, private business or corporation, or governmental organization may request a reservation for the use of Village park shelters or the Community Center.

The Village will accept shelter reservation requests for the period of May 1st through September 30th. Village park shelters may not be reserved between October 1st and April 30th.

Enclosed shelters and concession stands are not available to renters during the summer months Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. All other days, rental hours are 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.

For more information on the shelters, including pictures and rental contract forms, go to: