Knowledge Base

How can I rent a City park shelter?

  • The Department of Public Works handles Shelter Permits.
  • Shelters can be reserved online here or in person using this form.
  • Online reservations and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • To make a shelter reservation in person, visit the Public Works Permits office located downtown at 611 2nd Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  
    • The Public Works Permits office hours of operation are 7am and 3pm Monday -Friday.  
  • In order to reserve a shelter online, you must first create an online profile here
  • A full list of the available shelters complete with fees and park features can be found here.
  • The Banksville Park, West End Park, and West End/Elliott Overlook shelters are enclosed and are available for rental all year round.
  • Other shelters are available for rental from May 1st through September 30th
  • A list of Picnic Shelter Regulations and Guidelines can be found here

Here is a list of individual PARK MAPS (maps of park shelter locations):

Updated 9/29/2017 9:30 AM
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