Shelter House Reservations

How to Make a Reservation

Select the desired park from the list below to access it’s reservation calendar or click All Reservation Calendars to view all shelter house calendars. All shelter house reservations must be made online. 

For assistance in making a reservation, view the instructional guide

If your event will require a park lease, please contact the Parks Department at (785) 628-7375 or

Reservation Regulations & Information

  • There are no deposits or fees required to reserve a shelter house.
  • The park and all park facilities other than the shelter house are still open to the general public.
  • Reservations are posted weekly, so all online reservations must be made a minimum of eight days in advance and can be made up to 365 days in advance.
  • The City of Hays has the right to cancel reservation(s) made if incomplete/invalid information is provided or if abuse of the reservation system occurs.  All cancellations will happen within two business days of when the reservation is made and a confirmation of the cancellation will be sent to the email provided.
  • Please review all park rules.
  • If you are planning on setting up a tent or shade canopy that require stakes being driven into the ground please review these maps to see which parks allow such and the location that they may be placed

Aubel-Bickle Shelter House

Aubel-Bickle Park #5

30th & Sherman Avenue

Dan Rupp shelter house

Daniel G. Rupp Park #6

33rd & Skyline Drive
UP Plaza covered picnic area

Downtown Pavilion #14

10th & Main Street
Ekey green covered picnic tables

Ekey Park #12

19th & Holmes Road
Frontier East covered picnic tables

Frontier Park East #2

Hwy 183 Bypass East of Main

Frontier North covered picnic area

Frontier Park North #9

Main Street, across flood dike
Frontier West covered picnic tables

Frontier Park West #1

Hwy 183 Bypass West of Main
Hickok covered picnic tables

Hickok Park #4

26th & Donald Drive

Kiwanis covered picnic tables

Kiwanis Park #13

17th & Harvest Avenue

Massey green covered picnic tables

Massey Park #8

17th & Allen Street
Municipal Park Shelter

Municipal Park #10

1st & Main Street

By Main Street

Municipal Shelter House

Municipal Park #11

1st & Main Street
By Tennis Courts
Seven Hills - Shelter House

Seven Hills Park #7

33rd & Hillcrest Drive
Location of the ARC Playground
Sunrise covered picnic tables

Sunrise Park #3

19th & MacArthur Road