Shelter House Reservations

Each year, Kenton County Parks and Recreation begins accepting reservations for the upcoming outdoor season, beginning on the first Monday in February, for all shelter houses in our parks. Shelter houses are available for reservation from April 20, 2019 through October 20, 2019.

Make a Reservation

Reserve in Person

Reservations can be made at the Kenton County Public Works and Parks and Recreation Administration office, located at:
420 Independence Station Road (in Lincoln Ridge Park)
Independence, KY 41051

Reservations can be made in person any weekday during the regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reserve Online

There is also the option to check availability and make a reservation online

Reservation Fees

Reservations are $65 or $80 (applicable Kentucky sales tax may apply). For a tax exempt entity, call 859-392-1920 to make reservation and to have the tax waived. A Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption must be received with reservation.

Because of their size, location, and amenities, shelter house permit fees for Middleton-Mills 2, Pioneer 1, and Lincoln Ridge 3 are each $80. The remaining shelter houses, which are Lincoln Ridge 1 and 2, Pioneer 2, Middleton-Mills 1, and Richardson Road 1, are each $65 to reserve. Or, with a $150 non-refundable fee, reserve a shelter house for a special event (not including run/walk events) up to one year in advance.

Special Permits

Kenton County Parks and Recreation has introduced a plan to assist organizers of special events. This special event plan provides an opportunity for citizens to reserve a shelter house up to one year in advance of the event date.

Under this plan, a special event is defined as a non-profit event that requires additional space for tents or other apparatus, that requires use of large areas of the park (for car shows, festivals, large corporate functions, etc.), or that requires advance planning, such as a wedding. Booking one of Kenton County's parks for a special event includes the exclusive use of one shelter house. Reserving a date for a special event requires payment of a non-refundable permit fee and a completed Special Event Permit Application (PDF).

Special Permit Fees

The special events permit fee is $150 (applicable Kentucky sales tax may apply). For a tax exempt entity, call 859-392-1920 to make reservation and to have the tax waived. A Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption must be received with reservation.

Kenton County Parks and Recreation also allows non-profits to host 5-kilometer (5K) races at various parks. For more information on hosting a 5K race, please contact us at 859-525-7529.

Special Permit Forms