Shelter House Reservations

Each year, Kenton County Parks and Recreation begins accepting reservations for the upcoming season on the first Monday in February. Shelter houses are available for reservation from mid-April through mid-October.

Shelter house park locations include Lincoln Ridge, Middleton-Mills, Pioneer, and Richardson Road.

Reservations Fees:

  • Fees vary from $40 to $90 (applicable KY sales tax may apply) depending on the day, location, size, and amenities of the shelter.
  • All reservations are non-refundable.
  • 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.

Make a Reservation

Reserve Online

Reserve using the online facilities catalog.

  • Select the desired park, shelter house, and date to add to cart
  • Follow the transaction steps for booking
  • New users must create an account

Reserve in Person

Reservations can also 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

Business Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday


Special Permits Fees

Kenton County Parks and Recreation has introduced a plan to assist organizers of special events. 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 and impacting the normal use of the park (such as car shows, festivals, large corporate functions, show, demonstration, exhibition, pageant, large outdoor gathering, *race/walk, etc.), or that requires advance planning. 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: 

If you have any questions or need assistance navigating the site, please contact us at 859-392-1920. Thank you for choosing Kenton County Parks and Recreation for your next event.